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Chris Kunitz

Chris Kunitz  #14

NUMBER: 14 BIRTHDATE: September 26, 1979  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Regina, SK, Canada
Shoots: Left
Is tied for 5th in the NHL in game-winning goals (18) since 2012-13. Posted 3 assists while skating primarily on a line with Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel in 4 preseason games. 2015 SEASON: His 5 GWG's are tied for 1st on PIT. Finished 3rd on PIT with 8 PPG's. Finished 1st on PIT with 211 hits, marking the 2nd time in his career he's recorded 200+ hits. 5th on PIT with 17 goals. Tied a career high with 3 assists on Feb. 6 at CGY. Reached the 40-point plateau for the 9th time in 10 full seasons. Appeared in his 700th career game Jan. 30 at NJ. Recorded his 500th career point (SHG) Jan. 20 at PHI. Scored 1st Olympic goal in the gold medal game to help Canada win 2014 Olympic gold medal. Career Info: Highs: G: 4 A: 3 P: 5 SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PIT: 8 G, 18 Att, 44.4 Pct REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 418GP 143G-176A-319PTS PPG: 75 SHG: 5
CCHA First All-Star Team (2002, 2003) CCHA Player of the Year (2003) NCAA West First All-American Team (2003) NHL First All-Star Team (2013) Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, April 1, 2003. Claimed on waivers by Atlanta from Anaheim, October 4, 2005. Claimed on waivers by Anaheim from Atlanta, October 18, 2005. Traded to Pittsburgh by Anaheim with Eric Tangradi for Ryan Whitney, February 26, 2009.
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[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.

— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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