Chris Hartsburg (born May 30, 1980) is an American former professional ice hockey player and now head coach of the Erie Otters.

Chris Hartsburg
Born (1980-05-30) May 30, 1980 (age 39)
Edina, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Albany River Rats (AHL)
Colorado Eagles (CHL)
NHL Draft 214th overall, 1999
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2002–2008

He was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the 7th round (214th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Before entering the NHL, he played junior hockey for the Omaha Lancers and NCAA hockey for Colorado College.[1] He was an assistant coach with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League from 2011 to 2013[2] before taking an assistant coaching position with the Erie Otters for the 2013-2014 season.[3] From 2014 to 2017, he was the head coach for the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League.[4]

Hartsburg is the son of former NHL player and coach Craig Hartsburg, and was born in Edina, while his father was a member of the Minnesota North Stars.

On June 20, 2017, Hartsburg was named the head coach of the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League.[5]


  1. ^ "Chris Hartsburg hockey statistics and profile at". Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Everett Silvertips Hockey Club - Chris Hartsburg Archived November 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Chris Hartsburg". Elite Prospects. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Coaches | Lincoln Stars". Archived from the original on August 1, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Otters Name Chris Hartsburg Head Coach, Extend Adams and Wolfe – Erie Otters". Retrieved June 29, 2017.

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