Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks
Kris Versteeg
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KrisVersteeg
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 176
BIRTHDATE: 05/13/1986
AGE: 28
BIRTHPLACE: Lethbridge, AB, CAN
DRAFTED: BOS: 2004-134 overall
Playoffs: Collected his first career Stanley Cup Playoff points, racking up a goal and two assists in the second period on April 22 at Calgary (Game 4) ... Netted two points (G, A) on April 25 in Game 5 ... Matched a postseason-high with two assists in Chicago's conference quarterfinals series clincher on April 27 in Game 6 ... Paced Chicago with seven points (2G, 5A) during the quarterfinals, all of which were tallied in a four-game streak from April 22 to 30 ... Tied a playoff-best four-game point streak from May 9 to 19, collecting two goals and two assists during that span.

Regular Season: Selected as a finalist for the 2009 Calder Trophy ... Paced NHL rookies with 31 assists, ranked second with 53 points and fourth with 22 goals in 78 games this season ... Finished fourth on the Blackhawks in points and fifth in goals ... Paced the Blackhawks and tied a franchise record by a rookie with four short-handed goals (Billy Gardner in 1981-82) ... Led the club and tied for third in the NHL with seven short-handed points ... Ranked third on the club with a 15.8 shooting percentage ... Notched 13 multiple-point performances, which includes two with three points ... Tallied two assists and three points on both Nov. 20 at Dallas and Dec. 28 at Minnesota ... Racked up a team season-high 27 penalty minutes on Dec. 7 against Phoenix ... Tallied three game-winning goals, which includes being one of three NHL rookies to post an overtime winner (April 5 at Columbus) ... Registered two three-game goal streaks (Jan. 1 to 6 and March 11 to 17) ... Named to the NHL's YoungStars Game on Jan. 24 at the Bell Centre in Montreal but did not play in the contest due to injury ... Tallied three game-winning goals, which includes being one of three NHL rookies to post an overtime winner (April 5 at Columbus) ... Potted a career high two goals on Nov. 16 against San Jose ... Tallied two season-high five-game point streaks (Oct. 15 to 25 and Nov. 14 to 22) ... Recorded the first-ever goal at Wrigley Field when he dented the net 3:24 into the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 against Detroit before finishing with two points (G, A) ... Missed three games due to injury (Jan. 28, Jan. 29 and April 11) and one due to suspension (Dec. 10) ... Netted his first goal of the season 26 seconds into Chicago's second game of the season on Oct. 11 in Washington
CAREER:

2009-10: Recorded a season-high two points in back-to-back games on Oct. 8 at Detroit, and Oct. 10 vs. Colorado.

2008-09: Paced NHL rookies with 31 assists, ranked second with 53 points and fourth with 22 goals in 78 regular-season games … Named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team after finishing as a finalist for the Calder Trophy … Finished fourth on the Blackhawks in points and fifth in goals … Paced the Blackhawks and tied a franchise record by a rookie with four short-handed goals (Billy Gardner in 1981-82) … Led the club and tied for third in the NHL with seven short-handed points … Ranked third on the club with a 15.8 shooting percentage … Led NHL rookies with eight assists and 12 points and ranked second with four goals in 17 contests during his Stanley Cup Playoff debut … Tied for third on Chicago with eight assists and 12 points in the postseason … Named to the NHL’s YoungStars Game on Jan. 24 at the Bell Centre in Montreal but did not play in the contest due to injury.

2007-08: Made his NHL debut, collecting four points (two goals, two assists) and six penalty minutes in 13 games with the Blackhawks … Notched all four of his points on the road, which includes his first NHL points with a goal and an assist on Jan. 3 at Phoenix … Appeared in his first NHL game on Nov. 22 at Calgary … Ranked third on the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs with 31 assists, fourth with 49 points and tied for fourth with 18 goals in 56 regular-season games … Paced Rockford with a career-high 174 penalty minutes … Led the IceHogs with six postseason goals and ranked second with 11 points in 12 contests … Posted 13 multiple-point outings during the regular-season with Rockford, which includes a season-high four points on April 5 against the San Antonio Rampage … Notched a career-best +5 plus/minus rating on April 5 … Collected points in a season-high nine straight tilts from Nov. 18 to Dec. 15, racking up four markers and seven helpers during that span … Registered at least one shot in 54 of his 56 games with Rockford, which includes at least one in 44 consecutive matchups from Oct. 20 to March 29.

2006-07: Split his first full professional season with the AHL’s Providence Bruins and Norfolk Admirals, notching 26 goals, 46 assists and 72 points in 70 regular-season contests … Ranked second among AHL rookies with his 46 helpers and fourth with his 72 points … Started the season with Providence, racking up 49 points (22 goals, 27 assists) in 43 tilts … Notched 19 assists and 23 points in 27 contests with Norfolk before accruing two penalty minutes in two playoff outings … Dished out two assists in his first professional game (Oct. 7), one of 19 times he would collect multiple points … Notched a season-high three points four times … Posted 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 12 games during November … Notched points in a season-high eight straight games twice (Jan. 17 to Feb. 2 and March 2 to 17) … Recorded a season-high +4 plus/minus rating on Feb. 4.

2005-06: Made his pro debut in 13 regular-season contests with Providence, netting six points (two goals, four assists) … Posted six penalty minutes in three Calder Cup Playoff contests … Capped his junior career splitting the WHL season with Kamloops and Red Deer … Notched 12 points (six goals, six assists) and 24 penalty minutes in 14 tilts with Kamloops … Notched 36 points (10 goals, 26 assists) and 103 penalty minutes in 57 matchups with Red Deer.

2004-05: Tied for fourth on Lethbridge (WHL) with a career-best 22 goals and ranked fifth with 52 points in 68 regular-season games … Tallied season-highs with three assists and four points on Feb. 11 … Posted one assist and four penalty minutes in five playoff tilts.

2003-04: Paced Lethbridge with a career-high 33 assists and ranked second with 49 points in 68 contests … Made his junior debut, racking up 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) and 32 penalty minutes in 57 contests.