Thorburn in October 2014
June 3, 1983 |
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)|
|NHL Draft||50th overall, 2001
Thorburn grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario playing most of his minor hockey in the Sault Major Hockey Association (NOHA). He played for the Soo Thunder Minor Bantam club before making the jump to Tier II Jr.A. hockey with the Elliot Lake Vikings of the NOJHL. After an impressive season as a 15-year-old in the NOJHL, Thorburn was selected in the first round (6th overall) as an underage by the North Bay Centennials in the 1999 OHL Priority Selection.
He was drafted 50th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. On October 3, 2006, Thorburn was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins. After one season with the Penguins, Thorburn was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for a third-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Enjoying a career year during the 2010–11 season and in his fourth year with the Thrashers, Thorburn was signed to a three-year contract extension on February 26, 2011.
On June 30, 2014, the Winnipeg Jets re-signed Thorburn to a three-year, $3.6 million contract extension.
|1998–99||Elliot Lake Vikings Jr.A.||NOJHL||46||33||37||70||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||North Bay Centennials||OHL||56||12||8||20||33||6||0||2||2||0|
|2000–01||North Bay Centennials||OHL||66||22||32||54||64||4||0||1||1||9|
|2001–02||North Bay Centennials||OHL||67||15||43||58||112||5||1||2||3||8|
- Vivlamore, Chris (February 26, 2011). "Updated: Thrashers sign Thorburn to three-year deal". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on February 28, 2011. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- "Chris Thorburn, Jets agree on 3-year deal". cbc.ca. July 1, 2014.