Krys Kolanos

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Krys Kolanos
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Born (1981-07-27) July 27, 1981 (age 33)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Calgary Flames
Abbotsford Heat (AHL)
NHL
Phoenix Coyotes
Edmonton Oilers
Minnesota Wild
AHL
Springfield Falcons
San Antonio Rampage
Lowell Lock Monsters
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Grand Rapids Griffins
Quad City Flames
Houston Aeros
Adirondack Phantoms
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 19th overall, 2000
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2001–present

Krystofer Stanley Kolanos (born July 27, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He currently plays for the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has played with the Phoenix Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, and Calgary Flames in his National Hockey League (NHL) career.

Playing career[edit]

Kolanos was selected in the first round, 19th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes from Boston College. In college, he scored the game-winning goal in overtime for Boston College in the National Championship.

Kolanos' career has been limited by a serious concussion after Václav Varaďa hit him from behind and knocked him unconscious in a game on January 19, 2002. Varada received a major penalty and game misconduct as a result of his actions.[1]

Perhaps the most memorable moment in Kolanos' NHL career occurred during his rookie season on March 31, 2002 when, despite lingering post-concussion symptoms, he scored a penalty shot goal against all-star Patrick Roy, after which the now Hall of Famer reacted emotionally and was assessed a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct.[2]

Kolanos reported to the 2007 Calgary Flames' training camp. On September 19, 2007, Kolanos was assigned to the Calgary Flames' AHL affiliate, the Quad City Flames; however he did not report to the team. He later signed with Quad City in November for the 2007-08 season.

On July 11, 2008, Kolanos signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Wild.[3] Kolanos was assigned to the Houston Aeros to start the 2008-09 season. Kolanos was recalled multiple times by the Wild as an injury replacement, Krys was recalled for a month in January and played in 21 games adding 6 points, before returning for the Aeros playoff run.[4]

On July 17, 2009, Kolanos signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.[5] He was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, for the 2009–10 season.

On February 1, 2012, Kolanos signed a two year, two way contract with the Calgary Flames and was subsequently called up to the NHL the same day.

Personal information[edit]

Krys Kolanos' younger brother, Mark Kolanos, is also a professional hockey player in Scotland.[6]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1999–00
All-Hockey East Second Team 2000–01
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2000–01
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 2001 [7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Boston College HE 42 16 16 32 50
2000–01 Boston College HE 41 25 25 50 54
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 57 11 11 22 48 2 0 0 0 6
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 41 4 6 10 24
2003–04 Springfield Falcons AHL 32 10 11 21 38
2004–05 Blues FIN 15 7 9 16 40
2004–05 Krefeld Penguins DEL 7 3 2 5 16
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 9 2 1 3 2
2005–06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 3 0 1 1 0
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 19 10 11 21 40
2005–06 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 18 10 8 18 19 11 2 0 2 16
2006–07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 17 6 6 12 8
2006–07 SCL Tigers NLA 14 2 9 11 48
2007–08 Quad City Flames AHL 65 30 33 63 84
2008–09 Houston Aeros AHL 45 31 20 51 42 18 6 8 14 18
2008–09 Minnesota Wild NHL 21 3 3 6 16
2009–10 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 27 9 6 15 22
2011–12 Abbotsford Heat AHL 47 30 31 61 47 7 5 5 10 6
2011–12 Calgary Flames NHL 13 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Abbotsford Heat AHL 53 18 22 40 63
NHL totals 149 20 22 42 94 2 0 0 0 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kolanos injured in loss". CNNSI. 2002-01-19. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Roy ejected Avalanche fall to Coyotes". CBC Sports. 2002-03-31. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Wild signs forward Krys Kolanos". Minnesota Wild. 2008-07-11. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  4. ^ "Wild recalls Krys Kolanos from Houston". Minnesota Wild. 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  5. ^ "Flyers sign five". Philadelphia Flyers. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  6. ^ http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=14637
  7. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records". NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Kirill Safronov
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
2000
Succeeded by
Fredrik Sjostrom