Chris Porter (ice hockey)

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Chris Porter
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Born (1984-05-29) May 29, 1984 (age 32)
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Providence Bruins
St. Louis Blues
Minnesota Wild
National team  United States
NHL Draft 282nd overall, 2003
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2007–present
Porter as a member of the Peoria Rivermen

Chris Porter (born May 29, 1984 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey left winger who currently plays for the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). He was drafted in the ninth round, 282nd overall, by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Prior to his professional career, Porter played collegiate hockey at the University of North Dakota. He spent four years at the University of North Dakota appearing in 175 games for the Fighting Sioux. He made his NHL debut with the Blues in the 2008–09 season opener. He scored his first career NHL goal on October 18, 2008 against the Chicago Blackhawks.

On July 16, 2012, Porter was re-signed as a free agent by the Blues to a one-year contract.[1]

On August 8, 2015, Porter left the Blues organization as a free agent after 8 seasons and signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.[2] Porter failed to earn a spot on the Flyers during training camp and was placed on waivers by the team on September 30, 2015. On October 1, 2015, prior to the 2015–16 season, he was claimed by the Minnesota Wild.[3] Over the course of the campaign with the Wild, Porter consolidated his role on the fourth line, featuring in a career best 61 games for 4 goals and 7 points.

As a free agent, Porter was unable to attain a NHL contract over the summer. On September 12, 2016, Porter signed a professional try-out contract to attend training camp in a return to the St. Louis Blues.[4] Unable to secure a contract in his return to the Blues, Porter was released and later signed on October 31, 2016, to a professional tryout agreement with the Providence Bruins of the AHL.[5]

Personal[edit]

Porter is close friends with University of North Dakota teammate and current NHL star of the Minnesota Wild, Zach Parise. He acted as best man at Parise's wedding as Parise did for him.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Lincoln Stars USHL 59 13 22 35 74 10 4 3 7 10
2003–04 University of North Dakota WCHA 41 10 15 25 46
2004–05 University of North Dakota WCHA 43 12 3 15 36
2005–06 University of North Dakota WCHA 46 7 16 23 40
2006–07 University of North Dakota WCHA 43 13 17 30 38
2007–08 Peoria Rivermen AHL 80 12 25 37 72
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 6 1 1 2 0
2008–09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 74 7 16 23 72 7 1 1 2 0
2009–10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 80 13 18 31 53
2010–11 Peoria Rivermen AHL 36 9 11 20 63
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 45 3 4 7 16
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 47 4 3 7 11
2011–12 Peoria Rivermen AHL 2 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 12 7 3 10 11
2012–13 St. Louis Blues NHL 29 2 6 8 0 6 1 0 1 0
2013–14 Chicago Wolves AHL 38 7 11 18 37
2013–14 St. Louis Blues NHL 22 0 1 1 0 6 1 2 3 0
2014–15 St. Louis Blues NHL 24 1 1 2 6 3 0 1 1 0
2015–16 Minnesota Wild NHL 61 4 3 7 6 6 1 0 1 0
NHL totals 234 15 19 34 39 21 3 3 6 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 United States WC 8th 7 0 1 1 2
Senior totals 7 0 1 1 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blues re-sign Porter, Peluso and Sonne". St. Louis Blues. 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  2. ^ "Flyers sign LW Chris Porter". Philadelphia Flyers. 2015-08-08. Retrieved 2015-08-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Wild claim Chris Porter, close friend of Zach Parise, off waivers from Flyers". National Hockey League. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2015-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Blues bring back familiar face in Porter". NBC Sports. 2016-09-12. Retrieved 2016-09-12. 
  5. ^ Mark Divver (2016-10-31). "Chris Porter is with Providence on PTO". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 

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