The Washington Times - July 11, 2011, 08:32AM

The revitalization of the Hershey Bears continued Sunday as the Capitals signed 25-year-old center Christian Hanson to a one-year, two-way deal, according to a league source.

The source said the deal is worth $525,000 at the NHL level; the AHL salary was not revealed.


The Caps announced the signing later Monday morning.

Hanson starred at Notre Dame from 2005 to 2009 and has been in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ system since. He spent most of last season with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, finishing with 13 goals and 21 assists.

It’s the latest in a series of moves since July 1 that are expected to restock the farm for the Caps. In the past couple weeks, the team has seen Andrew Gordon, Steve Pinizzotto and others go while signing defenseman Danny Richmond and forward Chris Bourque – and now Hanson.

CSN Washington was first to report the signing.