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by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Defenseman Josh Hanson clears the puck for the Portland Winterhawks in a game this season.Jan. 14, 1994

Josh Hanson

(age 20)

The Portland Winterhawks defenseman was born on this day in Eagle River, Alaska.

Hanson, 6-3 and 205 pounds, is in his fourth season with the Hawks. The club selected him in the eighth round of the 2009 Western Hockey League bantam. He graduated from high school two years early and was recruited by Ivy League schools before signing with Portland.