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Christopher C Summers (born February 5, 1988 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins organization of the National Hockey League.

Chris Summers
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Born (1988-02-05) February 5, 1988 (age 31)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
WBS Penguins (AHL)
Arizona Coyotes
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 29th overall, 2006
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2010–present

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Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Summers played in the 2002 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Detroit Honeybaked minor ice hockey team.[1]

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.[2] 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,[3] but was promoted to co-captain after Mark Mitera was injured.[4] The following season, his last season with the Wolverines, Summers was named team captain.[5]

After his senior year in 2009–10, Summers signed a two-year entry level contract with the Coyotes on March 31, 2010.[6] He was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage on an amateur try out contract for the remainder of the season.[citation needed]

During the 2013–14 season, Summers scored his first NHL goal on March 15, 2014, against Joni Ortio of the Calgary Flames.[7]

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).[8]

On April 20, 2016, Summers was recalled by the New York Rangers from the team's AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.[9]

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.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2010–11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 4
2011–12 Portland Pirates AHL 28 0 2 2 37
2011–12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 21 0 3 3 11
2012–13 Portland Pirates AHL 60 2 10 12 53 3 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 6 0 0 0 9
2013–14 Portland Pirates AHL 48 2 7 9 47
2013–14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 18 2 1 3 15
2014–15 Arizona Coyotes NHL 17 0 3 3 8
2014–15 Portland Pirates AHL 7 0 1 1 6
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
2017–18 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 64 1 10 11 51 3 0 0 0 4
2018–19 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 59 3 13 16 54
NHL totals 70 2 7 9 51

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 United States U17 5th 5 2 0 2 2
2006 United States WJC18   6 1 0 1 37
2008 United States WJC 4th 6 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 17 3 1 4 41

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  2. ^ "CHRIS SUMMERS". mgoblue.com. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Summers Named Alternate Captain for 2008-09". mgoblue.com. October 9, 2008. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  4. ^ Briggs, James (October 9, 2009). "Captain Chris Summers leads Michigan hockey team into regular season". annarbor.com. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "Summers to captain Michigan hockey team in 2009-10; Caporusso named MVP". mlive.com. April 6, 2009. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Coyotes sign Summers to entry level contract". Phoenix Coyotes. 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  7. ^ "Chris Summers scores first career NHL goal". acmesports.com. March 15, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  8. ^ "Rangers acquire D-man Yandle from Coyotes: report". National Hockey League. March 1, 2015. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "New York Rangers Recall Seven Players from Hartford Wolf Pack".
  10. ^ "Penguins add four new faces to the organization as free agents". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Peter Mueller
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
2006
Succeeded by
Kyle Turris