Leading up to the lockout-shortened season, we will be providing 2012-13 previews for each player. In no specific order, we continue with Scott Hannan today…
Scott Hannan spent all of last season with the Calgary Flames, playing 78 games and tallying 12 points. His plus/minus figure of minus-10 was below average on a Flames club that boasted a minus-24 goal differential for the season. Hannan’s average ice time was 20:21 as he spent a lot of time on the Flames’ top penalty kill unit.
In August, Hannan opted to sign a one-year, $1 million contract to join the Predators.
Hannan did not go overseas for the lockout and instead moved to Nashville with his family in November. Thereafter, Hannan skated with his new teammates in Franklin until the lockout’s completion.
Hannan is the only player on the roster that has never suited up with the Predators yet in his career. When it comes to experience, he is like another pickup like Hal Gill or Paul Gaustad. Hannan will turn 34 next week and has 82 career playoff games under his belt.
The Predators expect Hannan to contribute to the penalty kill, potentially forming one of the league’s more formidable units. Hannan, who brings more of a physical edge to the blue-line, is also expected to be paired alongside Kevin Klein to start out. Don’t expect much offense out of Hannan, though – that’s not what he was brought in for. He’s averaged just 12 points in the last four seasons.