Chris Joseph (ice hockey)
September 10, 1969 |
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||213 lb (97 kg; 15 st 3 lb)|
|Played for||Pittsburgh Penguins
Tampa Bay Lightning
|NHL Draft||5th overall, 1987
Robin Christopher Joseph (born September 10, 1969) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes and Atlanta Thrashers.
Joseph was drafted 5th overall by the Penguins in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut for the Penguins during the 1987–88 NHL season but was quickly traded to the Edmonton Oilers in the same season. The deal saw Joseph, Dave Hannan, Moe Mantha and Craig Simpson move to the Oilers with Paul Coffey, Dave Hunter and Wayne Van Dorp moving to Pittsburgh. After seven seasons with the Oilers he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Bob Beers.
He then began a second spell at Pittsburgh who signed him as a free agent, although after two seasons he was claimed off waivers by Vancouver.
He then signed with Philadelphia for two seasons before moving on to the Ottawa Senators. He would never play for the Senators though and was claimed off waivers just a month later by Vancouver. He was claimed off waiver for a third time in the season, this time by the Phoenix Coyotes. The next season, he was claimed off waivers one more time by Atlanta before leaving the NHL
In total, Joseph played 510 regular season games, scoring 39 goals with 112 assists for 151 points and collecting 567 penalty minutes. Joseph also played 31 playoff games, scoring 3 goals with 4 assists for 7 points, collecting 24 penalty minutes. In 2001, he moved to Europe to play in Finland's SM-liiga for TPS, before spending 3 seasons in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany for the Mannheim Eagles. He then played in Italy for HC Milano Vipers in Serie A before retiring.
Chris was an assistant coach with his son's Pee Wee rep. team (St Albert Mission) in 2011-2012.. And is helping coach with the St. Albert Sports Academy
In 2012/2013 Chris was head coach of the St.Albert Raiders 15 AA Royals.
Since retiring Joseph became a City of Edmonton firefighter in early 2007.
|1987–88||Nova Scotia Oilers||AHL||8||0||2||2||8||4||0||0||0||9|
|1988–89||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||5||1||1||2||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||61||10||20||30||69||6||2||1||3||4|
|1991–92||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||63||14||29||43||72||5||0||2||2||8|
|1993–94||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||66||10||19||29||108||—||—||—||—||—|
- Lott, Thomas (April 7, 2017). "At least 14 killed in crash involving Canadian junior hockey team bus". Sporting News.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Pittsburgh Penguins first round draft pick