Chris Marinucci

Christopher Jon Marinucci (born December 29, 1971) is an American retired professional ice hockey player who played briefly in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Islanders. He also played with the Denver Grizzlies, Utah Grizzlies, Phoenix Roadrunners, Chicago Wolves, Kokudo Tokyo, Eisbären Berlin, Idaho Steelheads, IF Björklöven and Storhamar Dragons.

Chris Marinucci
Born (1971-12-29) December 29, 1971 (age 49)
Grand Rapids, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for New York Islanders
Los Angeles Kings
National team  United States
NHL Draft 90th overall, 1990
New York Islanders
Playing career 1990–2004

At the start of his career, he first played four years with his University of Minnesota Duluth hockey team, earning conference MVP and the Hobey Baker award as college hockey's top player. He then was drafted in 1990 by the New York Islanders and played in the IHL with the Denver Grizzlies and made his debut in the NHL that year. He then moved on to different leagues, including DEL, the Japan and Sweden leagues, and the WCHL and the ECHL. However, he played most of his career with several teams in the IHL. In a 14-year span (1990–2004) he won 3 awards, and his last season was with the Idaho Steelheads in the ECHL. He was part of the cup winning Storhamar Dragons of the Norwegian Elite League 2004, after scoring the game winner of game six in overtime in dramatic fashion as he set up the decisive game seven where the Dragons beat Vålerenga Ishockey in double overtime.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 Grand Rapids High School HS-MN 25 24 18 42
1989–90 Grand Rapids High School HS-MN 28 24 39 63 12
1990–91 U. of Minnesota Duluth WCHA 36 6 10 16 20
1991–92 U. of Minnesota Duluth WCHA 37 6 13 19 41
1992–93 U. of Minnesota Duluth WCHA 40 35 42 77 52
1993–94 U. of Minnesota Duluth WCHA 38 30 31 61 65
1994–95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 74 29 40 69 42 14 3 4 7 12
1994–95 New York Islanders NHL 12 1 4 5 2
1995–96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 8 3 5 8 8
1996–97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 21 3 13 16 6
1996–97 Los Angeles Kings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 62 23 29 52 26
1997–98 Chicago Wolves IHL 78 27 48 75 35 22 7 6 13 12
1998–99 Chicago Wolves IHL 82 41 40 81 24 10 3 5 8 10
1999–2000 Chicago Wolves IHL 80 31 33 64 18 16 5 4 9 10
2000–01 Kokudo Tokyo JIHL 40 29 30 59 6 5 7 12
2001–02 Eisbären Berlin DEL 53 10 26 36 24 4 0 0 0 6
2002–03 Idaho Steelheads WCHL 26 12 20 32 2
2002–03 IF Björklöven Allsv. 12 6 7 13 6 4 2 4 6 2
2003–04 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 13 5 8 13 4
2003–04 Storhamar Dragons NOR 17 4 5 9 26 13 6 5 11 41
IHL totals 405 157 208 365 159 62 18 19 37 44

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1997 United States WC 8 1 0 1 2

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 1992–93
All-WCHA First Team 1993–94
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1993–94

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Derek Plante
WCHA Player of the Year
1993–94
Succeeded by
Brian Bonin
Preceded by
Paul Kariya
Winner of the Hobey Baker Award
1993–94
Succeeded by
Brian Holzinger