Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
Chris Summers
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 02/05/1988
AGE: 26
DRAFTED: PHX: 2006-29 overall
Signed Letter of Intent to attend U. of Michigan (CCHA) in fall of 2006.
2012-13 Highlights
Played in six games with the Coyotes and recorded nine penalty minutes...Recorded 2-10-12 and 53 PIM with Portland (AHL)... Recalled from Portland, Mar. 12...Skated in a career-high 20:04 of ice time and blocked two shots in his season debut vs. CHI, Feb. 7...Recalled from Portland (AHL), Feb. 5.

2011-12 Highlights
Played in 21 games and recorded three assists and 11 penalty minutes with PHX...Skated in a career high 15:41 of ice time and blocked two shots at VAN, Feb. 13...Collected an assist vs. DET, Jan. 19...Recorded first career multi-point game (0-2-2) vs. COL, Jan. 16...Collected his first career NHL point (assist) vs. COL, Jan. 16...Made his season debut at CHI, Dec. 5...Appeared in 28 games with Portland (AHL), collecting two assists and 37 penalty minutes.

2010-11 Highlights
Appeared in his first full professional season with San Antonio (AHL), registering 1-9-10 and 54 penalty minutes in 75 games...Made his NHL debut with the Coyotes at LAK, Jan. 20.

2009-10 Highlights
In his senior season at Michigan (CCHA), recorded 4-12-16 and 28 PIM while serving as team captain...Finished his career at Michigan ranked tied for sixth among defensemen in career games played for the Wolverines...Helped Michigan win the CCHA Tournament and reach the quarterfinal of the NCAA Tournament...Made his professional debut for San Antonio (AHL) at Texas, Apr. 2...Scored his first professional goal vs. Rockford, Apr. 10.

2008-09 Highlights
Recorded 4-13-17 in 41 games as a junior at Michigan...Was a finalist for CCHA Defensive Defenseman of the Year and earned All-CCHA honorable mention status...Set single-season career high for points (17), assists (13) and multi- point games (3)...Ranked second among Michigan defensemen in points, assists, plus/minus (plus-21), blocked shots (36) and power-play points (1-6-7)...Earned Michigan’s Vic Heyliger Award (outstanding defenseman)...Named CCHA Defenseman of the Week on Dec. 29.

2007-08 Highlights
Recorded 2-11-13 in 41 games for Michigan (CCHA)...Helped the Wolverines win the Great Lakes Invitational, CCHA regular season, CCHA tournament and reach NCAA Frozen Four...Posted career high for plus/minus (plus-27).

2006-07 Highlights
As a freshman at Michigan, collected 6-8-12 in 41 games...Earned CCHA All-Rookie team honorable mention...Helped Michigan to second place finish in CCHA regular season and CCHA tournament, and qualify for NCAA Tournament... Tallied first career point (assist) at Michigan State, Nov. 3...Made Michigan debut vs. Alabama-Huntsville, Oct. 13.

2005-06 Highlights
Recorded 6-11-17 in 59 games for the US National U-18 development team.

2004-05 Highlights
Collected 5-7-12 in 51 games for the US National U-17 development team.

International Career
2008: Represented the United States at the IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic...Served as alternate captain and helped lead Team USA to fourth place finish...2006: Won gold medal with Team USA at IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Sweden...Skated in all six games as a forward, tallying one goal, the GWG in the gold medal game.

Nickname is “Sums”...His favorite player growing up was Sergei Fedorov...Other favorites are Jason Aldean (musician) and “Dumb and Dumber” (movie)...Favorite vacation spot is Northern Michigan...Enjoys cooking...Chris and his wife Holly were married in July 2012.