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Kris Versteeg
Kris Versteeg
Left Wing  - CHI
(vuhr-STEEG)
Number: 23
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 183
Shoots: Right
Born: May 13, 1986  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
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Acquired: From FLA with P. Lefebvre for J. Hayes and D. Olsen on Nov. 14, 2013
Drafted: BOS / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (134th overall)
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.