Chris Joseph (ice hockey)

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Chris Joseph
Born (1969-09-10) September 10, 1969 (age 44)
Burnaby, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 213 lb (97 kg; 15 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
Edmonton Oilers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Philadelphia Flyers
Vancouver Canucks
Phoenix Coyotes
Atlanta Thrashers
NHL Draft 5th overall, 1987
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1987–2006

Robin Christopher Joseph (born September 10, 1969) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes and Atlanta Thrashers.

Playing career[edit]

Joseph was drafted 5th overall by the Penguins in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut for the Penguins during the 1987–88 NHL season but was quickly traded to the Edmonton Oilers in the same season. The deal saw Joseph, Dave Hannan, Moe Mantha and Craig Simpson move to the Oilers with Paul Coffey, Dave Hunter and Wayne Van Dorp moving to Pittsburgh. After seven seasons as an Oiler, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Bob Beers.

He then began a second spell at Pittsburgh who signed him as a free agent. After two seasons though he was claimed off waivers by Vancouver. He then signed with Philadelphia for two seasons before moving to the Ottawa Senators. He would never play for the Senators though and was claimed off waivers just a month later by Vancouver. He was claimed off waiver for a third time in the season, this time by the Phoenix Coyotes. The next season he was claimed off waivers one more time by Atlanta before leaving the NHL

In total, Joseph played 510 regular season games, scoring 39 goals with 112 assists for 151 points and collecting 567 penalty minutes. Joseph also played 31 playoff games, scoring 3 goals with 4 assists for 7 points, collecting 24 penalty minutes. In 2001, he moved to Europe to play in Finland's SM-liiga for TPS, before spending 3 seasons in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany for the Mannheim Eagles. He then played in Italy for HC Milano Vipers in Serie A before retiring.

Since retiring Joseph became a City of Edmonton Fire Fighter in early 2007.

Coaching Career[edit]

Chris was an assistant coach with his son's Pee Wee rep. team (St Albert Mission) in 2011-2012.. And is helping coach with the St. Albert Sports Academy

In 2012/2013 Chris was head coach of the St.Albert Raiders 15 AA Royals.

Career Statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985-86 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 72 4 8 12 50 5 0 3 3 12
1986-87 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 67 13 45 58 155
1987-88 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 23 5 14 19 49
1987-88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 17 0 4 4 12
1987-88 Edmonton Oilers NHL 7 0 4 4 6
1987-88 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 8 0 2 2 8 4 0 0 0 9
1988-89 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 5 1 1 2 18
1988-89 Edmonton Oilers NHL 44 4 5 9 54
1989-90 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 61 10 20 30 69 6 2 1 3 4
1989-90 Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 0 2 2 2
1990-91 Edmonton Oilers NHL 49 5 17 22 59
1991-92 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 63 14 29 43 72 5 0 2 2 8
1991-92 Edmonton Oilers NHL 7 0 0 0 8 5 1 3 4 2
1992-93 Edmonton Oilers NHL 33 2 10 12 48
1993-94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 10 1 1 2 28
1993-94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 66 10 19 29 108
1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 33 5 10 15 46 10 1 1 2 12
1995-96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 70 5 14 19 71 15 1 0 1 8
1996-97 Vancouver Canucks NHL 63 3 13 16 62
1997-98 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 15 1 0 1 19 1 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 6 2 3 5 2
1998-99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 27 11 19 30 38
1998-99 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 51 9 29 38 26 16 3 10 13 8
1999-00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 38 2 9 11 6
1999-00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 9 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 24 1 1 2 16
2000-01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 19 0 3 3 20
2001-02 HC TPS SM-liiga 32 6 9 15 105 8 1 1 2 31
2002-03 Mannheim Eagles DEL 47 7 23 30 124 8 0 6 6 2
2003-04 Mannheim Eagles DEL 47 5 13 18 67 6 0 2 2 16
2004-05 Mannheim Eagles DEL 50 1 12 13 52 10 0 0 0 2
2005-06 Milano Vipers Italy 35 2 15 17 58 13 0 3 3 22
NHL totals (14 Seasons) 510 39 112 151 567 31 3 4 7 24
AHL totals (6 Seasons) 194 36 84 120 195 31 5 13 18 29
WHL totals (3 Seasons) 162 22 67 89 254 5 0 3 3 12
DEL totals (3 Seasons) 144 13 48 61 243 24 0 8 8 20

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Preceded by
Zarley Zalapski
Pittsburgh Penguins first round draft pick
1987
Succeeded by
Darrin Shannon