September 18, 1959 |
Peace River, AB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||Detroit Red Wings (1982–1986)
New York Rangers (1986–1991)
San Jose Sharks (1991–1993)
Calgary Flames (1993–1995)
Kisio played 761 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, and the Calgary Flames. He was team captain for the Rangers for three and a half years.
He played the 1982–83 season with HC Davos in Switzerland. He scored 49 goals and 32 assists. Although Davos was leading the season for more than 20 games, they ended in 3rd place. In his next-to-last game for the HC Davos, Kisio scored at least[clarification needed] 8 goals and 2 assists. The game's final score was 19–7. Kisio left three days later for the Detroit Red Wings where he became a valuable player in the NHL.
Kisio's best season in the NHL was in 1992–93 with the San Jose Sharks. That season he tied a career high in goals (26) and points (78) and represented the Sharks in the 1993 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal after Pat Falloon went down with a season-ending shoulder injury.
Kisio ended his playing career with the Calgary Flames in 1995, who were ousted by his former team, San Jose in the playoffs. He then joined the Flames scouting staff. For the 1998–99 season, he was named general manager of the Calgary Hitmen, who are owned by the Flames. With Kisio as GM, the Hitmen have made the playoffs every year but one (2010-11), won four regular season titles, and won the Western Hockey League title in both 1999 and 2010.
Kisio and his wife Linda have three children: Brent, Kurtis, and Kristina.
- 1979, WHL Rookie of the Year, with the Calgary Wranglers
- 1993, NHL All-Star
- 2004, Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy, top WHL executive
- Ranked No. 80 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).
 Career statistics
|1976–77||Red Deer Rustlers||AJHL||60||53||48||101||101||—||—||—||—||—|
|1977–78||Red Deer Rustlers||AJHL||58||74||68||142||66||—||—||—||—||—|
|1980–81||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||41||10||14||24||43||—||—||—||—||—|
|1981–82||Dallas Black Hawks||CHL||78||62||39||101||59||16||12||17||29||38|
|1982–83||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||14||4||3||7||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1983–84||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||70||23||37||60||34||4||1||0||1||4|
|1984–85||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||75||20||41||61||56||3||0||2||2||2|
|1985–86||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||76||21||48||69||85||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||New York Rangers||NHL||70||24||40||64||73||4||0||1||1||2|
|1987–88||New York Rangers||NHL||77||23||55||78||88||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||New York Rangers||NHL||70||26||36||62||91||4||0||0||0||9|
|1989–90||New York Rangers||NHL||68||22||44||66||105||10||2||8||10||8|
|1990–91||New York Rangers||NHL||51||15||20||35||58||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||San Jose Sharks||NHL||48||11||26||37||54||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||San Jose Sharks||NHL||78||26||52||78||90||—||—||—||—||—|
 See also
|New York Rangers captain
|Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award Winner
1989–90 NHL season