Kris Chucko

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Kris Chucko
Kris Chucko.JPG
Born (1986-03-13) March 13, 1986 (age 28)
Burnaby, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Calgary Flames
NHL Draft 24th overall, 2004
Calgary Flames
Playing career 2006–2011

Kristopher J. Chucko (born March 13, 1986) is a Canadian former ice hockey player who played two National Hockey League (NHL) games for the Calgary Flames. He was a first round selection, 24th overall, of the Flames in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and played his entire professional career in the team's organization. Chucko retired in 2011 as a result of concussions.

Playing career[edit]

Chucko was drafted after scoring 87 points in 53 games for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the British Columbia Hockey League. He then moved on to the University of Minnesota, where he spent two years (2004–2006).

He signed with the Flames on May 22, 2006. He was later assigned to the Flames AHL farm club, the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights, where he made his professional debut. Chucko was recalled by the Flames on March 5, 2009 and made his NHL debut that night against the Philadelphia Flyers. He appeared in two games total before being returned to Omaha.[1] He remained in the Flames system in 2009–10, joining the team's new AHL affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat. His season was ended just after Christmas when he suffered a severe concussion during a game.[2] The Flames re-signed Chucko to a one-year contract for the 2010–11 season.[2]

Chucko suffered another serious concussion in October 2010, exacerbating a neck injury and limiting him to just two games for the Heat in 2010–11. Following the season, he made the decision to retire as a player.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Salmon Arm Silverbacks BCHL 49 14 19 33 80
2003–04 Salmon Arm Silverbacks BCHL 53 32 55 87 161 14 10 10 20 36
2004–05 Minnesota Golden Gophers WCHA 43 10 11 21 59
2005–06 Minnesota Golden Gophers WCHA 33 4 9 13 40
2006–07 Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights AHL 80 14 14 28 72 6 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Quad City Flames AHL 80 15 15 30 38
2008–09 Quad City Flames AHL 74 28 23 51 59
2008–09 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Abbotsford Heat AHL 41 9 9 18 56
2010–11 Abbotsford Heat AHL 2 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sportak, Randy (2009-03-08). "No luck in Atlanta for Flames". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  2. ^ a b MacFarlane, Steve (2010-09-22). "Chucko aims to bust out". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  3. ^ Mahiban, Dhiren (2011-10-20). "Concussions take their toll: Former Flames first-round pick Kris Chucko retires". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 

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Preceded by
Dion Phaneuf
Calgary Flames' first round draft pick
2004
Succeeded by
Matt Pelech