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Canada Chris Kunitz

a.k.a. "Christopher Kunitz"

#14 Chicago Blackhawks / NHL - 18/19

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Chris Kunitz Facts

Date of Birth
Position
LW
Age
44
Height
6'0" / 183 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Agency
Highlights
1-time Olympic Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time NCAA (West) First All-American Team 1
1-time NHL First All-Star Team 1
4-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 4

Chris Kunitz was a winger known for his great work ethic. Below average in size and stature, he would nonetheless play a very physical game and bang bodies whenever he could. He also had a pair of decent hands and made for a terrific complimentary player on a scoring line.
- Erik K. Piri, Elite Prospects

Cousin: Kyren Gronick

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Chris Kunitz Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1996-97 Yorkton Mallers U18 AAA SMAAAHL 43* 26* 29* 55* 188* -* | Playoffs 9 4 8 12 19 -
1997-98 Melville Millionaires SJHL 60* 30* 27* 57* 151* -* |
1998-99 Melville Millionaires SJHL 63* 57* 32* 89* 222* -* | Playoffs 4 4 1 5 19 -
1999-00 Ferris State Univ. NCAA 38* 20* 9* 29* 70* -* |
2000-01 Ferris State Univ. NCAA 37* 16* 13* 29* 81* -* |
2001-02 Ferris State Univ. NCAA 35* 28* 10* 38* 68* -* |
2002-03 Ferris State Univ. “A” NCAA 42* 35* 44* 79* 56* 47* |
2003-04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 21* 0* 6* 6* 12* 1* |
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 59* 19* 25* 44* 101* 4* | Playoffs 9 3 2 5 24 1
2004-05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 54* 22* 17* 39* 71* 13* | Playoffs 12 1 7 8 20 1
2005-06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2* 0* 0* 0* 2* -3* |
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 67* 19* 22* 41* 69* 19* | Playoffs 16 3 5 8 8 -1
Portland Pirates AHL 5* 0* 4* 4* 12* 1* |
2006-07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 81* 25* 35* 60* 81* 23* | Playoffs 13 1 5 6 19 1
2007-08 Anaheim Ducks “A” NHL 82* 21* 29* 50* 80* 8* | Playoffs 6 0 2 2 8 -2
Canada WC 9* 2* 5* 7* 4* 2* |
2008-09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 62* 16* 19* 35* 55* 9* |
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 20* 7* 11* 18* 16* 3* | Playoffs 24 1 13 14 19 3
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 50* 13* 19* 32* 39* 3* | Playoffs 13 4 7 11 8 3
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 66* 23* 25* 48* 47* 18* | Playoffs 6 1 0 1 6 -1
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82* 26* 35* 61* 49* 16* | Playoffs 6 2 4 6 8 -2
2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins “A” NHL 48* 22* 30* 52* 39* 30* | Playoffs 15 5 5 10 6 -1
2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins “A” NHL 78* 35* 33* 68* 66* 25* | Playoffs 13 3 5 8 16 -4
Canada OG 6* 1* 0* 1* 6* 2* |
2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins “A” NHL 74* 17* 23* 40* 56* 2* | Playoffs 5 1 2 3 8 2
2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins “A” NHL 80* 17* 23* 40* 41* 29* | Playoffs 24 4 8 12 15 2
2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins “A” NHL 71* 9* 20* 29* 36* 0* | Playoffs 20 2 9 11 27 6
2017-18 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82* 13* 16* 29* 35* 8* | Playoffs 17 0 1 1 16 -1
2018-19 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 56* 5* 5* 10* 23* -7* |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2019-20 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Team Consultant Player Development Advisor
2020-21 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Team Consultant Player Development Advisor
2021-22 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Team Consultant Player Development Advisor
2022-23 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Team Consultant Player Development Advisor
2023-24 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Team Consultant Player Development Advisor
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Chris Kunitz Game Log

Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
2019-04-06T20:00:00-0400 Chicago Blackhawks @ Nashville Predators
2019-04-05T20:30:00-0400 Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars
2019-04-03T20:00:00-0400 Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues
2019-03-30T22:30:00-0400 Chicago Blackhawks @ Los Angeles Kings
2019-03-28T22:30:00-0400 Chicago Blackhawks @ San Jose Sharks
2019-03-26T22:00:00-0400 Chicago Blackhawks @ Arizona Coyotes
2019-03-24T20:00:00-0400 Chicago Blackhawks vs Colorado Avalanche
2019-03-23T15:00:00-0400 Chicago Blackhawks @ Colorado Avalanche
2019-03-21T20:30:00-0400 Chicago Blackhawks vs Philadelphia Flyers
2019-03-18T20:30:00-0400 Chicago Blackhawks vs Vancouver Canucks
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Chris Kunitz Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 3 118* 41* 46* 87* 0.74* 184* 18* | 2 21 4 * 9 * 13 * 0.62 * 44 * 2 *
NCAA 4 152* 99* 76* 175* 1.15* 275* 47* | 0 * * * * * *
NHL 15 1 022* 268* 351* 619* 0.61* 746* 184* | 13 178 27 * 66 * 93 * 0.52 * 164 * 5 *
OG 1 6* 1* 0* 1* 0.17* 6* 2* | 0 * * * * * *
SJHL 2 123* 87* 59* 146* 1.19* 373* -* | 1 4 4 * 1 * 5 * 1.25 * 19 * - *
SMAAAHL 1 43* 26* 29* 55* 1.28* 188* -* | 1 9 4 * 8 * 12 * 1.33 * 19 * - *
WC 1 9* 2* 5* 7* 0.78* 4* 2* | 0 * * * * * *
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.
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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/30/2019
07/30/2019 Confirmed Chicago Blackhawks Retired
07/01/2018
07/01/2018 Confirmed Tampa Bay Lightning Chicago Blackhawks
07/01/2017
07/01/2017 Confirmed Pittsburgh Penguins Tampa Bay Lightning
06/27/2013
06/27/2013 Extension Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins
10/13/2011
10/13/2011 Extension Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins

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Chris Kunitz Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Anaheim Ducks

Cult/Star player for Ferris State Univ.

Cult/Star player for Melville Millionaires

Cult/Star player for Pittsburgh Penguins

Career transactions
- 2019-07-30 • Announced his retirement
- 2018-07-01 • Signed by the Chicago Blackhawks
- 2017-07-01 • Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning
- 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

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