20. Chris Kunitz

Chris Kunitz went undrafted, but the Ontarian made a name for himself at small Ferris State and took them to their first NCAA Tournament and an Elite 8 appearance. The Ducks signed him in 2003, where he played 21 Games, but the NHL lockout prevented him from doing anything of note the year after.

When play resumed in 005-06, the Atlanta Thrashers claimed him off of waivers, where he played two games, before again being placed on waivers.  The Mighty Ducks swooped in and reclaimed him, and he would have 41 Points in what was his official rookie year.  Kunitz scored 60 Points (25 Goals) the season after and helped Anaheim win the Stanley Cup.  He had 50 Points the year after, which was his last full year as a Duck.

Kunitz was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2008-09 season, and he went on to win three more Cups with the Penguins.  With the other “bird team” in California, Kunitz accumulated 192 Points.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Left Wing
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 4/1/03.
  • Departed:

    Claimed on Waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers 10/4/05.

    Acquired (2): Claimed on Waivers from the Atlanta Thrashers 10/18/05.

    Departed (2): Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins with Eric Tangradl for Ryan Whitney 2/26/09.

  • Games Played: 313
  • Notable Statistics:

    81 Goals
    111 Assists 
    192 Points 
    297 PIM 
    0.61 PPG 
    +60 Plus/Minus 
    22.2 Point Shares 
    16 Points in 35 Playoff Games

  • Non-NHL Teams:

    Stanley Cup Champion (2007)

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