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CHRIS KUNITZ  Canada
a.k.a. "Christopher Kunitz"

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BIRTHYEAR 1979-09-26 BIRTHPLACERegina, SK, CAN
AGE 36 NATION Canada
POSITION LW SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 183 cm / 6'0" WEIGHT 88 kg / 194 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Regina MHA CONTRACT 16/17
CAP HIT $3,850,000
SOCIAL  
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time Olympic Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
3-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 3



© Photo: All Over Press

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1996-97 Yorkton Mallers SMHL 64 38 3876233 |            
 1997-98 Melville Millionaires SJHL 60 30 2757151 |            
 1998-99 Melville Millionaires SJHL 63 57 3289222 |            
 1999-00 Ferris State Univ. NCAA 38 20 92970 |            
 2000-01 Ferris State Univ. NCAA 37 16 132981 |            
 2001-02 Ferris State Univ. NCAA 35 28 103868 |            
 2002-03 Ferris State Univ.  NCAA 42 35 447956 47 |            
 2003-04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 21 0 6612 1 |            
  Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 59 19 2544101 4 | Playoffs 9 3 2524
 2004-05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 54 22 173971 13 | Playoffs 12 1 7820
 2005-06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 0 002 -3 |            
  Portland Pirates AHL 5 0 4412 1 |            
  Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 67 19 224169 19 | Playoffs 16 3 588 -1 
 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 81 25 356081 23 | Playoffs 13 1 5619
 2007-08 Anaheim Ducks  NHL 82 21 295080 8 | Playoffs 6 0 228 -2 
  Canada WC 9 2 574 2 |            
 2008-09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 62 16 193555 9 |            
  Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 20 7 111816 3 | Playoffs 24 1 131419
 2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 50 13 193239 3 | Playoffs 13 4 7118
 2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 66 23 254847 18 | Playoffs 6 1 016 -1 
 2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 26 356149 16 | Playoffs 6 2 468 -2 
 2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins  NHL 48 22 305239 30 | Playoffs 15 5 5106 -1 
 2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins  NHL 78 35 336866 25 | Playoffs 13 3 5816 -4 
  Canada OG 6 1 016 2 |            
 2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins  NHL 74 17 234056 2 | Playoffs 5 1 238
 2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins  NHL 80 17 234041 29 | Playoffs 24 4 81215
 2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins  NHL - - --- |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 118 41 46 87 0.74 184  18  | 21 4 9 13 0.62 44 
  NCAA: 152 99 76 175 1.15 275  47  |    
  NHL: 813 241 310 551 0.68 652  183  | 141 25 56 81 0.57 121 
  OG: 6 1 0 1 0.17 |    
  SJHL: 123 87 59 146 1.19 373  |    
  SMHL: 64 38 38 76 1.19 233  |    
  WC: 9 2 5 7 0.78 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2001-2002 NCAA (CCHA) First All-Star Team
2002-2003 NCAA (CCHA) First All-Star Team
  NCAA (CCHA) Player of the Year
  NCAA (West) First All-American Team
  NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) Finalist
2003-2004 AHL All-Star Game
2006-2007 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
2007-2008 World Championship Silver Medal
2008-2009 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
2012-2013 NHL First All-Star Team
2013-2014 Olympic Gold Medal
2015-2016 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL All-Star Game 03/04
- NCAA (CCHA) First All-Star Team 01/02, 02/03
- NCAA (CCHA) Player of the Year 02/03
- NCAA (West) First All-American Team 02/03
- NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) Finalist 02/03
- NHL First All-Star Team 12/13
- NHL Stanley Cup Champion 06/07, 08/09, 15/16
- Olympic Gold Medal 13/14
- World Championship Silver Medal 07/08



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2013-06-27 Extension Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 3 years 
2011-10-13 Extension Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 2 years 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Melville Millionaires
Cult/Star player for Yorkton Mallers
Cult/Star player for Ferris State Univ.
Cult/Star player for Anaheim Ducks
Cult/Star player for Pittsburgh Penguins
 
Career transactions
- 2009-02-26 • Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins with Eric Tangradi for Ryan Whitney
- 2005-10-18 • Claimed off waivers by Anaheim Ducks
- 2005-10-04 • Claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers
- 2003-04-01 • Signed by the Anaheim Ducks