Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
Kyle Chipchura
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KyleChipchura
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 203
BIRTHDATE: 02/19/1986
AGE: 28
BIRTHPLACE: Westlock, AB, CAN
DRAFTED: MTL: 2004-18 overall
WHL East Second All-Star Team (2006) Traded to Anaheim by Montreal for Anaheim's 4th round choice (Magnus Nygren) in 2011 Entry Draft, December 1, 2009. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to head injury at San Jose, October 30, 2010, and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 19, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Arizona (CHL), October 16, 2012.
2013-14 Highlights
Posted career highs in games played (80) and points (20)...Recorded 5-15-20 and 45 PIM...Won 53.2% of his face-offs... Had 116 hits and 34 takeaways...Posted four multi-point games...Scored a goal vs. EDM, Apr. 4...Notched 1-1-2 at NJD, Mar. 27...Posted 1-1-2 at NYR, Mar. 24...Collected 0-2-2 vs. MTL, Mar. 6...Played in his 300th career NHL game at ANA, Dec. 28...Registered an assist at MTL, Dec. 17...Posted 1-1-2 and a Gordie Howe Hat Trick vs. LAK, Oct. 29...Won 69% (11-for-16) of his face-offs at DET, Oct. 10.

2012-13 Highlights
Collected 5-9-14 and 50 PIM in 46 games...Had 61 hits and four multi-point games...Scored a goal and went 6-for-7 (86%) on faceoffs at ANA on Apr. 27 in the regular season finale...Skated in a season-high 15:12 at STL, Apr. 18...Collected two assists vs. LAK, Apr. 2...Registered two assists vs. ANA, Mar. 4...Netted two goals at VAN, Feb. 26...Scored a goal at EDM, Feb. 23...Scored a goal vs. CBJ, Feb. 16...Recorded 0-2-2 at COL, Feb. 11...Won 9 of 15 (60%) of his faceoffs vs. MIN, Feb. 4.

2011-12 Highlights
Recorded career highs in points (16) and assists (13) in 53 games…Notched 42 penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating…Scored a goal vs. COL, Mar. 22...Three-game point streak from Feb. 7-11…Scored a goal vs. CHI, Feb.11…Registered an assist at DAL, Feb. 7…Three-game point streak from Jan. 16-19 (1-3-4)…Collected 0-2-2 vs. DET, Jan. 19…Scored his first goal with the Coyotes at ANA, Jan. 18…Recorded 0-2-2 at COL, Dec. 29…Won 7 of 10 (70%) faceoffs at LAK, Dec. 26…Won 4 of 5 (80%) faceoffs vs. DAL, Nov. 26…Collected an assist in a 4-2 win at BUF, Nov. 19…Collected his first point (assist) with PHX at SJS, Nov. 12…Appeared in the season opener at SJS, Oct. 8…2012 Playoffs: Played in 15 of 16 postseason games, recording 1-3-4 and a plus-4 rating…Appeared in all five games of the WCF against LAK and had an assist in Game 5, May 22…Played in all five games of the WCSF against NSH…Collected an assist in Game 5 vs. NSH, May 7…Registered 1-1-2 in five games of the WCQF against CHI…Scored his first career postseason goal, while recording his first career multi-point game (1-1-2) in Game 6 at CHI, Apr. 23…Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 2 of the WCQF.
 
2010-11 Highlights
Appeared in his fourth NHL season, collecting two assists in 40 games with ANA…Had a pair of assists and was a plus-2 vs. FLA, Dec. 1.

2009-10 Highlights
Appeared in his third NHL season, spilt between MTL and ANA…Collected 6-6-12 and 72 penalty minutes in 74 games…Collected 1-1-2 in the regular season finale vs. EDM, Apr. 11…Notched a goal vs. DAL, Mar. 29…Collected an assist and went 12 for 18 (67%) on faceoffs at CGY, Feb. 13…Played in his 100th career NHL game, vs. LAK, Feb. 8…Recorded the GWG vs. DET, Feb. 3…Notched a goal vs. DET, Jan. 5…Had a goal at SJS, Dec. 26…Scored vs. PHX, Dec. 19…Began the season with the Canadiens, going scoreless with 16 penalty minutes in 19 games.

2008-09 Highlights
Appeared in his second NHL season with Montreal, recording three assists and five penalty minutes in 13 games…Began the season with Hamilton (AHL), recording 14 goals, 21 assists with a plus-28 rating and 65 penalty minutes in 51 games as team captain…Added three goals in six Calder Cup playoff games, pacing the Bulldogs.

2007-08 Highlights
Appeared in his first NHL season with MTL, scoring four goals, seven assists and 10 PIM in 36 games…Was assigned to Hamilton (AHL) on Jan. 8 and played the remainder of the season in the AHL…Recorded 10 goals, 11 assists and 27 penalty minutes in 39 games for the Bulldogs…Registered his first NHL point (goal) against Ryan Miller vs. BUF, Oct. 20…Made his NHL debut on at PIT, Oct. 10.

2006-07 Highlights
Appeared in his first full professional season with Hamilton (AHL), registering 12 goals, 27 assists with a plus-11 rating and 56 penalty minutes in 80 games…Added six goals, seven assists in 22 playoff games en route to the Calder Cup Championship…Matched a postseason single-game team record with four points (2-2-4) in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final, at CHI, May 18.

2005-06 Highlights
Made his professional debut with Hamilton (AHL), earning a goal, two assists and six penalty minutes in eight games…Began the season with Prince Albert (WHL), leading the team in scoring with 21 goals, 34 assists…Posted 17 multi-point games en route to being named team MVP.

2004-05 Highlights
Limited to 28 games with Prince Albert (WHL) due to an injury in late December…Had 14 goals and 18 assists in 28 games.

2003-04 Highlights
Appeared in his second WHL season with Prince Albert, recording 15 goals, 33 assists and 118 PIM in 64 games.

2002-03 Highlights
Made his WHL debut with Prince Albert, earning nine goals, 21 assists and 89 PIM in 63 games.

International Career
2006: Captained Team Canada to a gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver...Posted 4-1-5 in six tournament games...2004: As an alternate captain, led Team Canada to a silver medal at the IIHF U-18 World Championship in Belarus...Recorded 3-2-5 and 28 penalty minutes in seven games.

Personal
Nickname is “Chip”...Most memorable hockey moment is winning a gold medal at the 2006 World Junior Championship...Favorite vacation spot is Jasper, Alberta... Lists Peter Forsberg as his favorite player growing up...Other favorites include: Eric Church (musician) and “Gangs of New York” (movie)...Enjoys fishing...Kyle and his wife Nancy were married in the summer of 2014.