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Fantasy Summary

Playmaking winger with good puck handling ability who is willing to engage in puck battles. Needs to improve his skating mechanics but his hockey sense and puck skills give him middle-six upside.


Observations

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May 2021 – Understandably so, Hanas experienced a statistically quiet 2020-21 campaign. Compared to 49 points in 60 games in his draft year, Hanas managed just 20 points this season, playing 27 games in the USHL for Lincoln and six games back in the WHL for Portland. He would not be the only young player to face setbacks in his transition to a new league. Winterhawks and Stars teammate Jack O’Brien experienced even more struggles during his transition to the USHL. Regardless of this progressional hiccup during a bizarre year, Hanas remains a highly skilled playmaker with excellent puckhandling skills and an effective shot. He remains a slightly one-dimensional player, utilized primarily in the offensive zone, spending 54% of his playing time