Krystofer Stanley "Krys" Kolanos (born July 27, 1981) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre. He played with the Phoenix Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, and Calgary Flames in his National Hockey League (NHL) career.
July 27, 1981|
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)|
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
19th overall, 2000|
Kolanos was selected in the first round, 19th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes from Boston College. In college, he scored the game-winning goal in overtime for Boston College in the National Championship.
Kolanos' career was mostly limited by a serious concussion after Václav Varaďa hit him from behind and knocked him unconscious in a game on January 19, 2002. Varaďa received a major penalty and game misconduct as a result of his actions.
Perhaps the most memorable moment in Kolanos' NHL career occurred during his rookie season on March 31, 2002 when, despite lingering post-concussion symptoms, he scored a penalty shot goal against all-star Patrick Roy, after which the now Hall of Famer reacted emotionally and was assessed a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct.
Kolanos reported to the 2007 Calgary Flames' training camp. On September 19, 2007, Kolanos was assigned to the Calgary Flames' AHL affiliate, the Quad City Flames; however he did not report to the team. He later signed with Quad City in November for the 2007-08 season.
On July 11, 2008, Kolanos signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Wild. Kolanos was assigned to the Houston Aeros to start the 2008-09 season. Kolanos was recalled multiple times by the Wild as an injury replacement, Krys was recalled for a month in January and played in 21 games adding 6 points, before returning for the Aeros playoff run.
Krys Kolanos' younger brother, Mark Kolanos, is also a professional hockey player in Scotland.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1996–97||Calgary Flames AAA||AMHL||24||24||35||59||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Calgary Buffaloes AAA||AMHL||34||34||43||77||29||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||3||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||19||10||11||21||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||17||6||6||12||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Quad City Flames||AHL||65||30||33||63||84||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||KHL||3||0||0||0||16||5||1||0||1||4|
|2014–15||KHL Medveščak Zagreb||KHL||6||3||2||5||2||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||1999–00|
|All-Hockey East Second Team||2000–01|
|AHCA East Second-Team All-American||2000–01|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||2001|||
|NHL YoungStars Game||2001–02|
- "Kolanos injured in loss". CNNSI. January 19, 2002. Retrieved November 1, 2008.
- "Roy ejected Avalanche fall to Coyotes". CBC Sports. March 31, 2002. Retrieved November 1, 2008.
- "Wild signs forward Krys Kolanos". Minnesota Wild. July 11, 2008. Archived from the original on September 29, 2008. Retrieved June 23, 2009.
- "Wild recalls Krys Kolanos from Houston". Minnesota Wild. December 19, 2008. Archived from the original on December 24, 2008. Retrieved June 23, 2009.
- "Flyers sign five". Philadelphia Flyers. July 17, 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2010.
- "Mark Kolanos player profile". eliteprospects.com. June 16, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 19, 2013.