|Born||June 17, 1975 |
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
|Played for||Winnipeg Jets|
|NHL Draft||58th overall, 1994|
Tavis Hansen (born Tavis Svend Hansen on June 17, 1975 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) is a retired professional ice hockey player.
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
For two seasons (1993 to 1994 & 1994 to 1995), Tavis played junior hockey for the Tacoma Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
He was drafted in the 3rd round (58th overall) by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
Tavis made his NHL debut with the Jets after his second and final season in Tacoma.
On July 1, 1996, his NHL rights were transferred to the Phoenix Coyotes after the Winnipeg Jets franchise located. Tavis made his first appearance on the team during the 1996-97 NHL season.
He was later returned to the Springfield Falcons before being called up again in 1998-99. Tavis made his first NHL playoff appearance in 1998.
In February of 1999, Tavis scored his first goal versus the Calgary Flames during what would be a 20-game stint with the Coyotes that season.
In 1999–2000, he was named captain of the Springfield Falcons and recorded career highs for points (48) and penalty minutes (164) while still managing to lend his skills to the Coyotes for five games.
Tavis returned in 2000–01 for seven games in Phoenix, playing 24 for the Falcons, alongside Danny Briere.
He missed a majority of the 2000–2001 and 2001–2002 seasons recovering from a shoulder injury that he suffered in a game vs. the Hershey Bears (AHL) on February 3, 2001.
On January 16, 2002, Tavis was signed as free agent by the Hershey Bears. He helped the team make a run at playoffs to finish up the 2001-02 season.
On September 5, 2002, he was signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks and for the next two seasons, he played for the team as a captain of the Sharks' AHL affiliate team, the Cleveland Barons.
During the 2004-05 NHL lockout, Tavis made his first move overseas to play for Oji in the Asia League Ice Hockey.
For the next two years, he played for HC TWK Innsbruck (Erste Bank Eishockey Liga-Austria), and captained the Tirolean team in his second season.
In April of 2007, Tavis retired from professional hockey. These days, he resides in Seattle, Washington with his family.