Chris Tancill

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Chris Tancill
Born (1968-02-07) February 7, 1968 (age 49)
Livonia, MI, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Hartford Whalers
Detroit Red Wings
Dallas Stars
San Jose Sharks
National team  United States
NHL Draft 1989 NHL Supplemental Draft
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1990–2004

Christopher William Tancill (born February 7, 1968 in Livonia, Michigan) is a retired professional ice hockey right wing. He was drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the 1989 NHL Supplemental Draft.

After playing four seasons at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Tancill made his professional debut with the American Hockey League's Springfield Indians in the 1990–91 season and was one of the stars leading the team to the Calder Cup championship in that year. He also made his NHL debut with the Whalers that same season, appearing in nine games, scoring one goal and adding one assist.

Tancill was traded to the Detroit Red Wings during the 1991–92 season in exchange for Daniel Shank. For the 1993–94 season, he joined the Dallas Stars. After one season with the Stars, he spent three with the San Jose Sharks organization.

Tancill played in two more NHL games with the Dallas Stars during the 1997–98 season. He then went to Switzerland and spent six seasons in Nationalliga A. He retired following the 2003–04 season.

In his NHL career, Tancill appeared in 134 games. He scored 17 goals and added 32 assists. He also appeared in 11 Stanley Cup playoff games, scoring one goal and adding one assist.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1990 [1]


  1. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ted Donato
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Succeeded by
Scott Beattie