The Nanaimo Clippers have acquired 2002 born US forward, Cole Hansen, from the Minnesota Wilderness of the NAHL. Hansen is a 6 ft. 2 in., 201-pound power forward from the State of Minnesota who, in his rookie Junior A season last year, played 16 games for Waterloo Blackhawks of the USHL before finishing out the season with the Minnesota Wilderness. He was a 167th overall draft pick to the USHL Entry Draft in 2019 after a highly successful minor hockey career in the US High School League at the prestigious Blaine High School, in Minnesota. Over his three year career at Blaine High School, Hansen put up 102 points in 73 games including 34 goals.
Darren Naylor, Head Coach and GM, offered: “On my recent scouting trip to Boston, my sources introduced me to Hansen. After watching him play, it became apparent to me that he has a very high upside. He’s a big body forward with a pro-level shot. He’s a great skater and sees the ice so he will have no problem keeping up with the pace of the BCHL. The hockey references check out as well because Cole is a very likable individual with an excellent character.”
Wes Mussio, owner of the Clippers added: “Cole Hansen comes highly regarded after playing out of Blaine High School in Minnesota, one of the top school programs in the state that has produced many NHLers. Whenever you can get a top-end prospect of the USHL, we jump on it. We’re expecting Cole to be a two-year impact forward while he transitions from junior hockey to the NCAA Div 1.”
Nanaimo Clippers are celebrating their 50th Year. Season tickets are on sale now, for more information: Season Tickets