Krys Kolanos

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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.

Krys Kolanos
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Born (1981-07-27) July 27, 1981 (age 40)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
Played for Phoenix Coyotes
Espoo Blues
Krefeld Pinguine
Edmonton Oilers
SCL Tigers
EV Zug
Minnesota Wild
Calgary Flames
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 19th overall, 2000
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2001–present

Playing careerEdit

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

On July 17, 2009, Kolanos signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.[5] He was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, for the 2009–10 season.

On February 1, 2012, Kolanos signed a two-year, two way contract with the Calgary Flames and was subsequently called up to the NHL the same day.

Personal informationEdit

Krys Kolanos' younger brother, Mark Kolanos, is also a professional hockey player in Scotland.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Calgary Flames AAA AMHL 24 24 35 59
1997–98 Calgary Buffaloes AAA AMHL 34 34 43 77 29
1998–99 Calgary Royals AJHL 58 43 67 110 98
1999–2000 Boston College HE 42 16 16 32 50
2000–01 Boston College HE 41 25 25 50 54
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 57 11 11 22 48 2 0 0 0 6
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 41 4 6 10 24
2003–04 Springfield Falcons AHL 32 10 11 21 38
2004–05 Blues SM-l 15 7 9 16 40
2004–05 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 7 3 2 5 16
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 9 2 1 3 2
2005–06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 3 0 1 1 0
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 19 10 11 21 40
2005–06 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 18 10 8 18 19 11 2 0 2 16
2006–07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 17 6 6 12 8
2006–07 SCL Tigers NLA 14 2 9 11 48
2006–07 EV Zug NLA 8 6 0 6 8
2007–08 Quad City Flames AHL 65 30 33 63 84
2008–09 Houston Aeros AHL 45 31 20 51 42 18 6 8 14 18
2008–09 Minnesota Wild NHL 21 3 3 6 16
2009–10 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 27 9 6 15 22
2011–12 Abbotsford Heat AHL 47 30 31 61 47 7 5 5 10 6
2011–12 Calgary Flames NHL 13 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Abbotsford Heat AHL 53 18 22 40 63
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
2016–17 Starbulls Rosenheim DEU.2 7 1 2 3 39
2016–17 HC Asiago ITA 2 2 0 2 2
2016–17 HC Asiago AlpsHL 9 14 8 22 16 13 8 12 20 16
2017–18 GKS Tychy POL 16 8 8 16 20
2017–18 SG Cortina AlpsHL 7 10 4 14 6
NHL totals 149 20 22 42 94 2 0 0 0 6
AHL totals 326 154 149 303 363 36 13 13 26 40

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Canada WC   9 0 1 1 6
Senior totals 9 0 1 1 6

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
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 [7]
NHL YoungStars Game 2001–02

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kolanos injured in loss". CNNSI. January 19, 2002. Retrieved November 1, 2008.
  2. ^ "Roy ejected Avalanche fall to Coyotes". CBC Sports. March 31, 2002. Retrieved November 1, 2008.
  3. ^ "Wild signs forward Krys Kolanos". Minnesota Wild. July 11, 2008. Archived from the original on September 29, 2008. Retrieved June 23, 2009.
  4. ^ "Wild recalls Krys Kolanos from Houston". Minnesota Wild. December 19, 2008. Archived from the original on December 24, 2008. Retrieved June 23, 2009.
  5. ^ "Flyers sign five". Philadelphia Flyers. July 17, 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2010.
  6. ^ "Mark Kolanos player profile". eliteprospects.com. June 16, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
  7. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 19, 2013.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kirill Safronov
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
2000
Succeeded by
Fredrik Sjostrom