Christian Fischer

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Christian Fischer
Christian Fischer - Windsor Spitfires.JPG
Born (1997-04-15) April 15, 1997 (age 22)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Center / Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team Arizona Coyotes
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 2015
Arizona Coyotes
Playing career 2016–present

Christian Fischer (born April 15, 1997) is an American professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Coyotes, 32nd overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Fischer played his juniors leagues with Chicago Mission Bantam AAA, Chicago Mission Midget AAA, and Chicago Mission U16, registering 44 goals and 95 points in a total of 77 games in the 3 seasons. He was selected in the 11th Round of the 2013 OHL Priority Selection, however he was not signed.

After that, he played in the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, and played with the USA U17 hockey team. The following season he competed with the U18 and the Junior Team again and was selected 32nd overall by Arizona in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.[1] On March 5, 2015, Fischer scored the fastest goal in USHL history, scoring six seconds into a game against the Omaha Lancers.[2]

On August 20, 2015, Fischer was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes.[3] On August 24 Fischer came to terms in continuing his junior career with the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL, who previously drafted him in 2013.

After completing his rookie campaign with the Spitfires in 2015–16, Fischer continued his year by signing an amateur try-out contract with the Coyotes' AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons on April 7, 2016.[4] He made his professional debut with the Falcons, finishing with 3 points in 6 games. On January 21, 2017, he was called up to the Arizona Coyotes and played in his NHL debut against the Tampa Bay Lightning. With just over two minutes left in the second period, Fischer scored his first NHL goal from a feed from teammates Jamie McGinn and Alexander Burmistrov in a 5–3 victory.[5]

Fischer then spent the entirety of the 2017–18 season with the Coyotes in the NHL, finishing his rookie campaign with 33 points in 79 games. Following his rookie season, Fischer was named to the Coyotes opening night roster for the 2018–19 season.[6] Fischer recorded his first career NHL hat trick on October 23, in a 4–1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.[7]

International play[edit]

Fischer represented the United States by playing on the National U17 Team in January 2014, and the National U18 Team in 2015, winning 2 gold medals and adding 3 goals and 11 assists in the 2 tournaments.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Chicago Mission HPHL 25 12 14 26 10
2013–14 U.S. National Development Team USHL 34 11 12 23 6
2014–15 U.S. National Development Team USHL 25 15 15 30 10
2015–16 Windsor Spitfires OHL 66 40 50 90 34 5 1 2 3 0
2015–16 Springfield Falcons AHL 6 2 1 3 0
2016–17 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 57 20 27 47 28
2016–17 Arizona Coyotes NHL 7 3 0 3 0
2017–18 Arizona Coyotes NHL 79 15 18 33 14
2018–19 Arizona Coyotes NHL 71 11 7 18 27
NHL totals 157 29 25 54 41

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 United States U17 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 2 4 6 2
2015 United States WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 1 7 8 0
Junior totals 13 3 11 14 2

Records[edit]

  • Fastest USHL goal in history (6 seconds in game)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arizona Coyotes select Christian Fischer at 32 in draft". fiveforhowling.com. June 27, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  2. ^ "Team USA Forward Sets USHL Record". USHL.com. March 6, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Coyotes sign Fischer to entry-level contract". Arizona Coyotes. August 20, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Culverhouse, Tim (April 7, 2016). "Adin Hill, Christian Fischer & Dysin Mayo join Springfield Falcons after completing junior hockey seasons". masslive.com. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Vest, Dave (January 21, 2017). "'Yotes Notes: Fischer Scores Goal in NHL Debut". NHL.com. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "Coyotes Announce 2018-19 Regular Season Roster". NHL.com. October 2, 2018. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "Fischer nets hat trick to lift Coyotes over Jackets". tsn.ca. October 23, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.

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