|BIRTHPLACE:||Westland, MI, USA|
|WCHA Second All-Star Team (2004) Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 13, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 5. 2009. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 5, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 2, 2012.|
Appeared in eight games with DET, recording 1-2-3…Posted 16-37-53 in 57 games with Grand Rapids (AHL) to finish fourth on the team in scoring…Tied for the team lead in shorthanded goals (2).
Posted career highs in goals (7), assists (9), points (16) and games (60) with PIT…Registered three game-winning goals…Scored a goal at TOR, Mar. 2…Scored the GWG vs. DET, Jan. 18…Recorded the GWG and had an assist vs. TBL, Jan. 5…Notched a goal at NYI, Dec. 29…Had a goal vs. PHX, Dec. 20…Scored a goal at NYR, Nov. 29…Recorded the GWG at FLA, Nov. 22…Posted 3-6-9 in 11 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) before being recalled by PIT…2011 Playoffs: Appeared in all seven games of the ECQF against TBL…Scored his first career playoff goal in Game 5 of the ECQF vs. TBL, Apr. 23.
Appeared in eight games with PIT recording 2-1-3…Scored a pair of goals, including the GWG at NYR, Jan. 25…Posted 19-37-56 in 59 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) to rank second on the team in scoring…Led WBS in power-play points (4-16-20)…Third on the team in shorthanded goals (2)…Recorded 2-2-4 in four playoff games…2010 Playoffs: Appeared in one game of the ECQF against OTT.
Played in 38 games for DAL, registering 3-10-13…Collected 1-1-2 at PHX, Mar. 30…Scored a goal vs. FLA, Mar. 28…Had the GWG at DET, Jan. 29…Notched two assists vs. PHX, Dec. 10…Recorded 16-12-28 in 30 games with Peoria (AHL).
Appeared in 22 games for DAL and posted 3-2-5…In 55 games with Iowa (AHL) he posted 13-26-39 and 17 penalty minutes…2008 Playoffs: Appeared in one game of the WCF against DET…Made his Stanley Cup playoff debut in Game 3 of the WCF vs. DET, May 12.
Played in 11 games with DAL and posted 1-2-3…Recorded 19-18-37 and 24 penalty minutes in 48 games with Iowa (AHL)…Posted 2-5-7 in 12 Calder Cup playoff games.
Led Michigan Tech (WCHA) in scoring with 17-12-29…Ranked first on the Huskies in shorthanded goals (4) and game-winning goals (3)…Made his professional debut with Iowa (AHL) following his senior season at MTU…Played in 15 games with Iowa, registering 2-3-5…Posted 1-1-2 in seven playoff games.
Ranked fourth on Michigan Tech (WCHA) in scoring with 14-10-2 in 37 games.
Led Michigan Tech (WCHA) in scoring with 25-14-39…Ranked first nationally in college hockey in shorthanded goals (8)…Tied for second on the team in power-play goals (6).
Ranked second on Michigan Tech (WCHA) in scoring with 13-24-37…Led the team in shorthanded goals (3).
Nicknames: “CC” and “C’s”…His favorite player growing up was Patrick Roy…His favorite movies are “Top Gun” and “Days of Thunder”…Enjoys all music…Favorite vacation spot is Hawaii…His hobbies include remote control cars, planes and boats…Chris and his wife Lindsay have a son Caden and a daughter Brynnlee.