|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
175 lb (80 kg)
New York Rangers
|Born||April 5, 1935,|
Sydney, NS, CAN
|Died||November 20 2005 (aged 70),|
|Pro Career||1955 – 1975|
John Isaac Hanna (April 5, 1935 – November 20, 2005) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 198 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers. He also played 66 games in the World Hockey Association (WHA) with the Cleveland Crusaders.
Hanna started out in junior with the hometown Sydney Steel Kings and then switched to the Trois Rivieres Flambeaux. Turnng pro in 1955, he played for three years in the minors as the property of the Montreal Canadiens. They traded him in 1957 to the New York Rangers.
Hanna was the player-coach of the Jacksonville Barons in 1973-74. In 1974-75 he was the head coach of the Syracuse Eagles and then the Cleveland Crusaders. Hanna then coached the Tidewater Sharks in 1975-76 and the Springfield Indians in 1976-77. His last coaching job was with the North Iowa Huskies in 1986-87.
In 198 NHL games he scored 6 goals and 26 assists.