Chris Durno

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Chris Durno
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Born (1980-10-31) October 31, 1980 (age 33)
Scarborough, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Colorado Avalanche
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003–present

Christopher Scott Durno (born October 31, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent. He most recently played with Sportverein Ritten-Renon of the Italian Serie A. He has previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Colorado Avalanche.

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Durno spent four years playing collegiate hockey with Michigan Tech. After turning pro, Durno spent time in the ECHL with the Gwinnett Gladiators and the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL). After being invited to the Chicago Blackhawks training camp for the start of the 2006–07 season, Durno was signed on September 25, 2006, and assigned to the affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals.

On December 28, 2006, Durno was traded along with Sébastien Caron and Matt Keith to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Bruno St. Jacques and P. A. Parenteau.[1] Durno's tenure with the Ducks only lasted one month before he was traded to the Nashville Predators for Shane Endicott on January 26, 2007.[2] The Predators then sent Durno to their affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, and in result became just the third player to represent both Norfolk and Milwaukee Admirals in the same season.[3]

Durno spent the 2007–08 season with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. On July 3, 2008, Durno signed as a free agent with the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year deal.[4] He started the 2008–09 season with the Lake Erie Monsters and received his first ever NHL callup on December 30, 2008, however did not play a game.[5] On January 18, 2009, Durno was re-called again for the Avalanche,[6] and made his NHL debut in a 6–2 win over the Calgary Flames.[7]

Moving back and forth between the Avs and the Monsters for much of the first half of the 2009–10 campaign, Durno finally scored his first NHL goal on December 26, 2009, against Alex Auld of the Dallas Stars in front of a sold out crowd at the Pepsi Center, a game the Avalanche won 4–1.[8]

On July 25, 2010, Durno signed a one-year contract as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[9] He failed to debut with the Lightning during the 2010–11 season, playing as captain in his return to the AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals.

Durno signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on July 15, 2011, and was assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.[10] On October 6, 2011, he was named as an alternate captain for the team. With injury limiting Durno's effectiveness, he suffered a downturn in scoring to post just 5 goals in 53 games during the 2011–12 season with the Checkers.

Once again a free agent in the off-season, Durno's effort for a new contract was hampered by the 2012–13 NHL lockout. Midway into the 2012–13 season, Durno was signed to his first European contract with Italian club, Sport Ritten-Renon, on November 20, 2012.[11]

Prior to pursuing a career as a professional hockey player, Durno played lacrosse for the Toronto Beaches, where he earned enough recognition for his services that he was drafted by the Toronto Rock in the 5th round (64th overall) 2001 NLL Entry Draft.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Michigan Tech WCHA 24 1 1 2 30
2000–01 Michigan Tech WCHA 35 9 6 15 46
2001–02 Michigan Tech WCHA 36 7 8 15 48
2002–03 Michigan Tech WCHA 35 5 11 16 60
2003–04 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 68 20 26 46 46 13 7 5 12 10
2004–05 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 66 20 36 56 101 8 5 2 7 8
2005–06 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 13 12 10 22 19
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 57 20 20 40 52 21 2 2 4 18
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 22 4 1 5 61
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 12 1 1 2 2
2006–07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 29 13 3 16 24 4 1 2 3 10
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 80 23 26 49 109 7 0 2 2 26
2008–09 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 76 18 27 45 131
2008–09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 17 10 8 18 20
2009–10 Colorado Avalanche NHL 41 4 4 8 47 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Norfolk Admirals AHL 73 19 17 36 120 3 0 0 0 4
2011–12 Charlotte Checkers AHL 53 5 7 12 58
2012–13 Ritten-Renon ITL 22 10 12 22 40 7 3 3 6 6
NHL totals 43 4 4 8 47 1 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackhawks send Caron to Ducks in multi-player deal". ESPN. 2006-12-28. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Durno traded to Predators". ESPN. 2007-01-26. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  3. ^ "All-Star beak over, Road to '07 Calder Cup continues". wftv.com. 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Avalanche sign Tjarnqvist,Durno". ESPN. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  5. ^ "Practise report:Chasing 300". avalanche.nhl.com. 2008-12-30. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  6. ^ "Avalanche recalls Durno". avalanche.nhl.com. 2009-01-18. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  7. ^ "Durno Debut". denverpost.com. 2009-01-19. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  8. ^ "Durno gets 1st in 4-1 Avalanche win". CBS Sports. 2009-12-26. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  9. ^ "Lightning sign free agent Left-winger Durno". The Sports Network. 2010-07-25. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  10. ^ "Hurricanes sign Chris Durno to one-year contract". Carolina Hurricanes. 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  11. ^ "Ritten find replacement for Coassin in Durno" (in Italian). Sportverein Ritten-Renon. 2012-11-20. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 

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