Chris Thorburn

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Chris Thorburn
Chris Thorburn - Winnipeg Jets.jpg
Thorburn in October 2014
Born (1983-06-03) June 3, 1983 (age 31)
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
Buffalo Sabres
Pittsburgh Penguins
Atlanta Thrashers
NHL Draft 50th overall, 2001
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2003–present

Chris Thorburn (born June 3, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Thorburn with the Thrashers

Thorburn grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario playing most of his minor hockey in the Sault Major Hockey Association (NOHA). He played for the Soo Thunder Minor Bantam club before making the jump to Tier II Jr.A. hockey with the Elliot Lake Vikings of the NOJHL.

After an impressive season as a 15-year-old in the NOJHL, Thorburn was selected in the first round (6th overall) as an underage by the North Bay Centennials in the 1999 OHL Priority Selection.

He was drafted 50th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. On October 3, 2006, Thorburn was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins. After one season with the Penguins, Thorburn was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for a third-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Enjoying a career year during the 2010–11 season and in his fourth year with the Thrashers, Thorburn was signed to a three-year contract extension on February 26, 2011.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Soo Thunder NOHA 42 50 56 106 40
1998–99 Elliot Lake Vikings Jr.A. NOJHL 46 33 37 70 42
1999–00 North Bay Centennials OHL 56 12 8 20 33 6 0 2 2 0
2000–01 North Bay Centennials OHL 66 22 32 54 64 4 0 1 1 9
2001–02 North Bay Centennials OHL 67 15 43 58 112 5 1 2 3 8
2002–03 Saginaw Spirit OHL 37 19 19 38 68
2002–03 Plymouth Whalers OHL 27 11 22 33 56 18 11 9 20 10
2003–04 Rochester Americans AHL 58 6 16 22 77 16 3 2 5 18
2004–05 Rochester Americans AHL 73 12 17 29 185 4 0 1 1 12
2005–06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 1 1 7
2005–06 Rochester Americans AHL 77 23 27 50 134
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 3 0 1 1 2
2006–07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 39 3 2 5 69
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 73 5 13 18 92
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 7 8 15 104
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 76 4 9 13 89
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 9 10 19 77
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 72 4 7 11 83
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 42 2 2 4 70
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 55 2 9 11 65
NHL totals 523 36 61 97 656

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vivlamore, Chris (February 26, 2011). "Updated: Thrashers sign Thorburn to three-year deal". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on February 28, 2011. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 

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