Chris Porter (ice hockey)
May 29, 1984 |
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||282nd overall, 2003
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.
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.
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. 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. 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. 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||6||1||1||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||St. Louis Blues||NHL||45||3||4||7||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||St. Louis Blues||NHL||47||4||3||7||11||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||St. Louis Blues||NHL||29||2||6||8||0||6||1||0||1||0|
|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|
- "Blues re-sign Porter, Peluso and Sonne". St. Louis Blues. 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
- "Flyers sign LW Chris Porter". Philadelphia Flyers. 2015-08-08. Retrieved 2015-08-08.
- "Wild claim Chris Porter, close friend of Zach Parise, off waivers from Flyers". National Hockey League. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2015-10-01.
- "Blues bring back familiar face in Porter". NBC Sports. 2016-09-12. Retrieved 2016-09-12.
- Mark Divver (2016-10-31). "Chris Porter is with Providence on PTO". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- Chris Porter career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Chris Porter's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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