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Posted: Tuesday April 7, 2009 8:25PM; Updated: Tuesday April 7, 2009 8:25PM

Son of Hanson brother scores first NHL goal

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The son of one of the notorious Hanson brothers from the movie "Slap Shot" scored his first NHL goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a game against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.

Christian Hanson, the son of Dave Hanson, lifted a rebound of a Jason Blake shot past Martin Brodeur at 15:56 of the first period to give Toronto a 3-0 lead.

Hanson signed a two-year, entry-level deal with Toronto last week and was playing in his third NHL game. The 23-year-old from Venetia, Pa., recently completed his college career at Notre Dame, where he had a 16 goals and 15 assists in 37 games.

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