Chris Lee (ice hockey)

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Chris Lee
Chris Lee FBK.jpg
Born (1980-10-03) October 3, 1980 (age 38)
MacTier, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free agent
Kölner Haie
Adler Mannheim
Färjestad BK
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
National team  Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present

Chris Lee (born October 3, 1980) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who last played with Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Lee played 249 regular-season games in the American Hockey League for the Albany River Rats, Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights, Iowa Stars, Bridgeport Sound Tigers., and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

He played the 2011–12 season with Adler Mannheim in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).[1] For the 2011–12 DEL season, Mr. Lee won the Defenceman of the Year award.[2] He played in the Elitserien with Färjestad BK for the 2012–13 season.[3]

After a successful first season in 2013–14 helping Russian club Metallurg Magnitogorsk claim the Gagarin Cup, Lee was signed to a three-year contract extension on October 16, 2014.[4] He helped the team recapture the championship in 2016, whilst also leading all defenceman in playoff scoring with 13 points (tied with Nikita Zaitsev and Sami Lepistö).

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2017 Germany/France
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Pyeongchang Men's Hockey

Lee originally represented a European-based Team Canada at the Deutschland Cup in 2013 and 2017. During the 2017 IIHF World Championship, Lee was added to the Canada roster, after a freak injury suffered to fellow defenceman Tyson Barrie at the team hotel.[5] He made his full international debut with Canada, contributing with an assist in a 3–2 victory over host team France on May 11, 2017.

Lee played for Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Chris Lee plays for his national team at the 2017 Channel One Cup
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Orillia Terriers OPJHL 50 2 11 13 64
1998–99 Couchiching Terriers OPJHL 51 1 15 16 143
1999–00 Couchiching Terriers OPJHL 1 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Parry Sound Shamrocks OPJHL 48 27 28 55 46
2000–01 SUNY-Potsdam NCAA 28 2 6 8 26
2001–02 SUNY-Potsdam NCAA 27 8 14 22 42
2002–03 SUNY-Potsdam NCAA 28 14 22 36 37
2003–04 SUNY-Potsdam NCAA 27 17 32 49 30
2004–05 Florida Everblades ECHL 68 5 22 27 16 15 2 9 11 6
2005–06 Florida Everblades ECHL 52 10 27 37 56 8 2 1 3 4
2006–07 Florida Everblades ECHL 37 6 19 25 22 9 3 1 4 0
2006–07 Albany River Rats AHL 3 0 1 1 4
2006–07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights AHL 32 4 13 17 16 6 3 0 3 6
2007–08 Iowa Stars AHL 68 7 21 28 42
2008–09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 66 6 24 30 36 5 0 3 3 2
2009–10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 79 9 30 39 30 4 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Kölner Haie DEL 43 6 15 21 34 5 2 0 2 16
2011–12 Adler Mannheim DEL 52 13 32 45 18 10 1 3 4 4
2012–13 Färjestad BK SEL 54 12 29 41 30 10 7 5 12 6
2013–14 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 47 12 19 31 48 21 3 6 9 10
2014–15 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 60 9 37 46 55 10 0 4 4 8
2015–16 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 60 9 28 37 38 22 3 10 13 8
2016–17 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 60 14 51 65 46 18 1 20 21 22
AHL totals 249 26 89 115 128 15 3 4 7 8
KHL totals 227 44 135 179 187 71 7 40 47 48

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2017 Canada WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 0 2 2 4
2018 Canada Oly 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 0 5 5 0
Senior totals 13 0 7 7 4

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
DEL
Defenseman of the Year 2012
KHL
All-Star Game 2014, 2015, 2017
Gagarin Cup 2014, 2016 [7]
First All-Star Team 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eagles add Chris Lee". Adler Mannheim. April 17, 2011. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
  2. ^ "Chris Lee 2011–2012 DEL Defenceman of the Year". Elite Prospects. September 14, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  3. ^ "Chris Lee (Färjestad BK)". Färjestad BK. September 14, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  4. ^ "Contract extension signed with Chris Lee". Metallurg Magnitogorsk. October 16, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "Barrie injured wrestling teammate at hotel". The Sports Network. May 11, 2017. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Hockey Canada announces men's Olympic roster - Sportsnet.ca".
  7. ^ "Magnitogorsk wins 2nd Gagarin Cup in 3 years". rt.com. April 19, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2016.

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