Chris Driedger

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Chris Driedger
Born (1994-03-03) March 3, 1994 (age 20)
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Ottawa Senators
Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
NHL Draft 76th overall, 2012
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2014–present

Chris Driedger (born May 18, 1994) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing for the Calgary Hitmen in the Western Hockey League. Driedger was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the 3rd round (76th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Driedger played his first season of major junior hockey with the 2010–11 Tri-City Americans, before being acquired by the Calgary Hitmen in an off-season trade prior to the start of the 2011–12 WHL season.[1] In his first season with the Hitmen, his outstanding play was recognized when he was invited to play in the 2012 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.[2]

Drafted in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators, Driedger continued to play with the Calgary Hitmen though to the end of the 2013–14 season. During his final season in the WHL, on February 1, 2014, Driedger was the last member of the Calgary Hitmen to play the puck before it was inadvertently put into the empty net of the Kootenay Ice, becoming the sixth goaltender in WHL history,[3] and the first in the Hitmen franchise history,[4] to be credited with scoring a goal.[5] He also became the Hitmen's all-time saves leader, surpassing Martin Jones mark of 3,374 saves.[6] Driedger completed his major junior career with 170 regular-season WHL games played and a win-loss-tie record of 94-46-15 including eight shutouts.

On April 1, 2014, the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL) signed Driedger to a three year entry-level contract.[7]

Awards and honours[edit]

Honours Year
CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 2011–12 [8]


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