Chris Kunitz
Chris Kunitz
Left Wing
NUMBER: 14
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
WEIGHT: 195
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 09/26/1979
AGE: 34
BIRTHPLACE: Regina, SK, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted
2008-09 Regular Season
Last game: Earned his 19th assist in a season-high 22:16 TOI, Feb. 24 @ BUF

- Is riding a two-game point streak (1-1=2)
- Has 5-3=8 points in the last 13 games, 7-4=11 points in his last 19, 12-9=21 points in the last 37 and 16-19=35 points in the last 56 games
- Is fifth on the team in goals, tied for fifth in assists and tied for third in plus/minus
- Is one of four Ducks to play in all 62 games this year
- Scored two goals in his third multi-goal game while also registering a season-high tying +3 rating, Jan. 27 @ PHX
- Appeared in his 300th NHL game, Jan. 17 @ MIN

2007-08: Appeared in his fifth NHL season, playing in all 82 games for the first time in his career…led the team in GWGs with six and hits with 159…ranked third on the team in goals, assists and points…earned 6-12=18 points in the last 25 games...had a season-best four-game point streak (3-2=5), Jan. 4-9…had a three-game point streak (1-2=3), Mar. 9-15…had a season-high 10 hits, Mar. 6 @ COL…collected 1-3=4 points with a +3 rating, tying his career-high for points in a game (three times, last: Dec. 6, 2006 vs. NSH, 1-3=4), Feb. 24 vs. CHI...his three assists also tied a career high, which he has done four times (last: Nov. 15, 2007 @ LA, 0-3=3)...in addition, registered a +3 rating…recorded his third two-goal game of the season (2-0=2), Feb. 15 vs. DAL...played in his 200th career NHL game, Dec. 5 vs. BUF…collected three assists, tying his career high for assists in a game (also Dec. 6, 2006 vs. NSH, 1-3=4), Nov. 15 @ LA.…PLAYOFFS: Played in all six CQF games vs. DAL, recording 0-2=2 points while averaging 18:30 TOI…collected both assists and had a playoff-high four shots in Anaheim’s 5-2 victory in Game 5 of the CQF, Apr. 18 vs. DAL…was credited with at least one shot in each game of the series (14 total).

CAREER: Agreed to a four-year contract extension running through the 2011-12 NHL season, Aug. 27, 2007…ranks third on the Ducks’ all-time franchise record in plus/minus with a career +51 rating…2006-07:  Appeared in his fourth NHL season…in the regular season, had points in 12 of his last 19 games (4-10=14)…third on team in plus/minus, T-4th in goals, T-2nd in PPGs…third on the Ducks' all-time franchise record in plus/minus with a career +43…had 10 multiple point games, including two four-point games and one three-goal game…recorded 100th NHL point on March 11 vs. VAN…recorded points in eight of the last 10 games at home (4-6=10)…set career highs in goals, assists and points…had a three-game goal streak, tying a career high on Feb. 17-20…had a career-high five-game point streak (1-4=5) Jan. 7-16…tied a single game high with 1-3=4 points and set a single career game high for assists on Dec. 6 vs. NSH…scored a goal with 17 seconds left to force overtime onn Nov. 28 @ EDM…became the eighth Ducks' player to collect a hat trick in team history, collecting 3-1=4 points on Nov. 19 vs. PHX…it was the first hat trick and four-point game of his career…PLAYOFFS: Missed seven playoff games with a broken bone in his right hand, May 13-30, 2007…missed one game with an abdominal bruise on June 4, 2007 @ OTT (Game Four of the SCF)…scored a goal in Game One of the WCF on May 11 @ DET…recorded his first, career postseason three-point game (0-3=3), marking the first time in club history a player had three assists in a single playoff period in Game One of the CSF on Apr. 25 vs. VAN (first period). 2005-2006: Appeared in his first full NHL season…finished the postseason ranked among rookie leaders in goals (T-2nd with three) and points (4th with eight)…scored a goal in Game Three of the WCF on May 23 @ EDM …had a two-game assist streak (1-2=3 points), May 5-7…scored 1-1=2 points with a +2, establishing a single-game playoff career high for points in Game One of CSF on May 5 vs. COL…scored first career NHL playoff goal in Game Two of the CQF on Apr. 23 @ CGY… finished third in the NHL among rookies in plus/minus…in the regular season, broke then-rookie club records for goals (19), points (41), shots (149) and plus/minus (+19, still record-holder) in a season (previous records held by Kariya in 1994-95)…had points in 11 of his last 15 games (5-11=16)…scored two goals (tying a then-career-high set earlier this season) on Apr. 8 @ LA…had a four-game assist streak (1-6=7), March 22-28…earned two assists with a +2 on Mar. 28 @ COL…had a three-game goal streak (3-0=3 points), Jan. 16-21…scored the GWG on Jan. 21 vs. FLA… scored two goals and the shootout winner on Dec. 31 @ STL…scored a SHG (first of career) with a +2 on Dec. 18 vs. SJ… recalled from Portland (AHL) on Nov. 21…with Portland (AHL), five GP, 0-4=4…reassigned to Portland (AHL) on Nov. 16…scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 1 vs. NSH…recalled from Portland (AHL) on Oct. 27…claimed on waivers from Atlanta, Oct. 19…with Atlanta, 2 GP, 0-0=0 with 2 PIM…claimed on waivers by ATL on Oct. 4…2004-05: Played in 54 games recording 22-17=39 points with 71 PIM…recorded 1-7=8 points with 20 PIM in 12 playoff games.…2003-2004: Led Cincinnati (AHL) in goals (19) and was second in PPGs (5) during the regular season…led club rookies in goals, assists (25), points (44) and PPGs…appeared in 21 NHL games with Anaheim, earning six assists…scored his first career NHL multi-point game with two assists on Feb. 25 vs. EDM…earned his first NHL point with an assist on Jan. 28 vs. LA…appeared in his first NHL game on Jan. 17 @ VAN…2002-03: With Ferris State, finished the regular season as the nation’s second-leading scorer, earning 35-44=79 points with a +47 rating in 42 games…was named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award…became the first Ferris State player to be named the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s (CCHA) Player of the Year after leading the Bulldogs to the school’s first-ever regular season CCHA Championship Title (22-5-1 league record)…Miscellaneous: Was selected as First-Team All-CCHA in each of the last two seasons at Ferris State…helped Ferris State reach the second round of the 2003 Division One Ice Hockey Championships.

PERSONAL: Chris and his wife Maureen were married in July 2008 and honeymooned in Bora Bora…the couple resides in Orange during the hockey season and Chicago during the offseason…donated his time over the summer speaking to children at the Mid Town Boys Club in Chicago, using his story as a collegiate athlete making it to the NHL level as an example…lists Garth Brook’s fire relief benefit concert during the 2008 All-Star break as the best concert he’s ever attended…favorite restaurants in OC include Barolo Café for the pregame meal and Mastro’s Steakhouse in Costa Mesa…loves watching “Jon and Kate Plus 8” on TLC with his wife…also enjoys “Entourage,” “Prison Break” and anything on the Discovery Channel…believes he would be a strong competitor on “So You Think You Can Dance”…enjoys watching golf and baseball playoffs, having become a fan of the Detroit Tigers while attending Ferris State…has also traveled to the Bahamas where he and his wife swam with sharks and stingrays…during the summer of 2007, split his day with the Stanley Cup between Big Rapids, Michigan where he played college hockey for Ferris State and his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan.