|Born||October 31, 1980
Scarborough, ON, CAN
|6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
|NHL team||Colorado Avalanche|
|Playing career||2003 – present|
Undrafted, Durno spent four years playing collegiate hockey with Michigan Tech. After turning pro, Durno spent time in the ECHL with the Gwinnett Gladiators and the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL). After being invited to the Chicago Blackhawks training camp for the start of the 2006–07 season, Durno was signed on September 25, 2006 and assigned to affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals.
On December 28, 2006, Durno was traded along with Sebastien Caron and Matt Keith to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Bruno St. Jacques and Pierre Parenteau. Durno's tenure with the Ducks only lasted one month before he was traded to the Nashville Predators for Shane Endicott on January 26, 2007. The Predators then sent Durno to their affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, and in result became just the third player to represent both Norfolk and Milwaukee Admirals in the same season.
Chris spent the 2007–08 season with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. On July 3, 2008, Durno signed as a free agent with the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year deal. He started the 2008–09 season with the Lake Erie Monsters and received his first ever NHL callup on December 30, 2008, however did not play a game. On January 18, 2009, Durno was re-called again for the Avalanche and made his NHL debut in a 6-2 win over the Calgary Flames.
Moving back and forth between the Avs and the Monsters for much of the first half of the 2009–10 campaign, Durno finally scored his first NHL goal on December 26, 2009 against Alex Auld of the Dallas Stars in front of a sold out crowd at the Pepsi Center, a game the Avalanche won 4–1.
Prior to pursuing a career as a professional hockey player, Durno played lacrosse for the Toronto Beaches, where he earned enough recognition for his services that he was drafted by the Toronto Rock in the 5th round (64th overall) 2001 NLL Entry Draft.
|2007–08||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||80||23||26||49||109||7||0||2||2||26|
|2008–09||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||76||18||27||45||131||—||—||—||—||—|