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Born May 13, 1986 (1986-05-13) (age 23),
Lethbridge, AB, CAN
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 134th overall, 2004
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2006 – present

Kristopher Versteeg (born May 13, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

Versteeg was drafted 134th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. After a four-year Western Hockey League (WHL) career (spanning from 2002–03 to 2005–06 and spent with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Kamloops Blazers and Red Deer Rebels) Versteeg made his professional debut, playing in the final 13 games of the 2005–06 season with Boston's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Providence Bruins.

He remained with Providence for the beginning of 2006–07 before being traded by Boston on February 3, 2007, along with a conditional draft pick, to the Chicago Blackhawks for Brandon Bochenski.[1] As a result, he moved within the AHL to Chicago's minor league affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. Versteeg then played for the Rockford IceHogs in 2007–08, as Chicago switched its AHL affiliation. He made his NHL debut that season as he was called up for a total of 13 games, recording 2 goals and 2 assists.

Versteeg played his first full season with the Blackhawks in 2008–09. On January 1, 2009, he scored the opening goal of the 2009 Winter Classic held at Wrigley Field against the Detroit Red Wings. Finishing the season with 22 goals and 53 points, second in rookie scoring to Bobby Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks, he was nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year along with Ryan and goaltender Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets for his efforts.[2]

Versteeg's entry-level contract expired after the 2008-09 season, which would typically have made him a restricted free agent. However, a clerical error led to speculation Versteeg and several of his teammates could become unrestricted free agents. The NHLPA filed a grievance on the players' behalf, but on July 8, 2009, he re-signed with the Blackhawks to a three-year contract, worth nearly US$9 million.[3]

Family

Versteeg's younger brother Mitch is a defenceman for the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 57 8 10 18 32
2003–04 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 68 16 33 49 85
2004–05 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 68 22 30 52 68 5 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Kamloops Blazers WHL 14 6 6 12 24
2005–06 Red Deer Rebels WHL 57 10 26 36 103
2005–06 Providence Bruins AHL 13 2 4 6 13 3 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Providence Bruins AHL 43 22 27 49 19
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 27 4 19 23 20 2 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 56 18 31 49 174 12 6 5 11 6
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 13 2 2 4 6
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 22 31 53 55 17 4 8 12 22
NHL totals 91 24 33 57 61 17 4 8 12 22

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Born May 13, 1986 (1986-05-13) (age 24),
Lethbridge, AB, CAN
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 134th overall, 2004
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2006 – present

Kristopher Versteeg (born May 13, 1986 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada) is a professional Canadian ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) that currently plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs as a Right wing

He played in the WHL for the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Kamloops Blazers and Red Deer Rebels where he played a span of four seasons.

On June 9, 2010, Versteeg won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks.


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