Mar 11, 2012; Vancouver, British Columbia,CANADA; Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen (36) during the second period against the Montreal Canadiens at Rogers Arena. The Montreal Canadiens won 4-1.Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

Jannik Hansen Scores Goal and Two Assists in Finnish Debut


Vancouver Canucks winger Jannik Hansen made his debut for Tappara of the SM-liiga (Finland) on Thursday and he put up a goal and added two assists en route to a 5-1 win.

Wearing his familiar #36, Hansen skated on a line with former NHLer Ville Nieminen and Alexander Barkov.

Hansen scored his goal when he cashed in on a rebound in the slot off KalPa goaltender Mikko Koskinen.

“It went well,” Hansen told the Vancouver Sun. “We won so it was nice. I had a goal and two helpers. Why did I come? I didn’t want to sit at home anymore. I had enough of waiting for something to happen. I wanted to take it in my own hands and get going.”

He still has a long way from catching up to Dale Weise‘s offensive output in the Dutch league. Weise has 13 points in four games.


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