Chris Summers (ice hockey)
Christopher C Summers (born February 5, 1988 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing under contract with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).
February 5, 1988|
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers|
New York Rangers
29th overall, 2006|
A native of Milan, Michigan, graduating Milan High School in 2006, Summers was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round, 29th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Drafted from the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Summers was recruited to play collegiate hockey with the University of Michigan. During the 2008–09 season, Summers was named an Alternate Captain for the Wolverines, but was promoted to co-captain after Mark Mitera was injured. The following season, his last season with the Wolverines, Summers was named team captain.
After his senior year in 2009–10, Summers signed a two-year entry level contract with the Coyotes on March 31, 2010. He was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage on an amateur try out contract for the remainder of the season.
On March 1, 2015, Summers was included in a trade by the Coyotes to the New York Rangers along with defenseman Keith Yandle and a 2015 fourth round pick in exchange for defenseman John Moore, Anthony Duclair, and two draft picks (2016 first round and 2015 second round).
On April 20, 2016, Summers was recalled by the New York Rangers from the team's AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.
On July 1, 2017, Summers left the Rangers as a free agent and signed a two-year, two-way $650,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Summers played the duration of his contract exclusively with AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
As a free agent from the Penguins, Summers signed his first contract abroad, agreeing to a two-year deal with German club, Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the DEL, on July 24, 2019.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2004–05||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||44||4||7||11||30||7||1||0||1||0|
|2005–06||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||59||6||11||17||87||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of Michigan||CCHA||41||6||8||14||58||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||University of Michigan||CCHA||41||2||11||13||65||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||University of Michigan||CCHA||41||4||13||17||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||University of Michigan||CCHA||40||4||12||16||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||6||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||75||1||9||10||54||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||13||0||1||1||17||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||New York Rangers||NHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||74||3||8||11||51||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||New York Rangers||NHL||3||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||74||4||8||12||71||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
- "CHRIS SUMMERS". mgoblue.com. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
- "Summers Named Alternate Captain for 2008-09". mgoblue.com. October 9, 2008. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
- Briggs, James (October 9, 2009). "Captain Chris Summers leads Michigan hockey team into regular season". annarbor.com. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
- "Summers to captain Michigan hockey team in 2009-10; Caporusso named MVP". mlive.com. April 6, 2009. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
- "Coyotes sign Summers to entry level contract". Phoenix Coyotes. 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
- "Chris Summers scores first career NHL goal". acmesports.com. March 15, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
- "Rangers acquire D-man Yandle from Coyotes: report". National Hockey League. March 1, 2015. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
- "New York Rangers Recall Seven Players from Hartford Wolf Pack". Archived from the original on 2016-05-05. Retrieved 2016-04-21.
- "Penguins add four new faces to the organization as free agents". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
- "Chris Summers completes the squad" (in German). Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. July 24, 2019. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
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