July 27, 1981 |
Calgary, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Abbotsford Heat (AHL)
San Antonio Rampage
Lowell Lock Monsters
Grand Rapids Griffins
Quad City Flames
|NHL Draft||19th overall, 2000
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||1999–00|
|All-Hockey East Second Team||2000–01|
- 2000–01 NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team
- 2000–01 NCAA East Second All-American Team
- 2001–02 NHL YoungStars Game
|2005–06||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||3||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||19||10||11||21||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||17||6||6||12||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Quad City Flames||AHL||65||30||33||63||84||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Kolanos injured in loss". CNNSI. 2002-01-19. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- "Roy ejected Avalanche fall to Coyotes". CBC Sports. 2002-03-31. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- "Wild signs forward Krys Kolanos". Minnesota Wild. 2008-07-11. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- "Wild recalls Krys Kolanos from Houston". Minnesota Wild. 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- "Flyers sign five". Philadelphia Flyers. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
- Krys Kolanos's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Krys Kolanos's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Krys Kolanos at Hockey-Reference.com
- Krys Kolanos's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Krys Kolanos's player profile at NHL.com
|Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick