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14 Chris Kunitz LW

Pittsburgh Penguins

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Latest News
  • Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Propels Pittsburgh to Stanley Cup Finals

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/26/17) Kunitz contributed his first two goals of the playoffs and a power-play assist in Thursday's 3-2 double-overtime Game 7 victory over Ottawa.

    Kunitz opened the scoring 9:55 into the second period, then earned a helper on Justin Schultz's go-ahead tally with 8:16 to play in the third. Unfortunately for the veteran winger and his team, the Senators responded to each of those goals by potting one themselves within the next three minutes. However, the one-time 35-goal scorer turned back the clock once more 5:09 into the second overtime, beating netminder Craig Anderson to make Pittsburgh the fifth team in NHL history to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals on a Game 7 overtime winner. Kunitz's performance truly came out of left field, considering he pulled it off after posting just two assists in his first 13 appearances this postseason.

    Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Back in action Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/27/17) Kunitz (lower body) will suit up for Thursday's clash with Washington, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Kunitz returns to the lineup after a 10-game absence and figures to slot in on the Pens' fourth line in favor of Carter Rowney or Tom Kuhnhackl. The gritty veteran's job will be to make life difficult for Caps netminder Braden Holtby -- a role he is all too familiar with.

    Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Game-time decision Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/26/17) Kunitz (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's pivotal Game 1 against the Capitals.

    Coach Mike Sullivan's strategy for the season has been to label potentially returning guys as game-time decisions, but after two days of practicing on the Pens' fourth line, it seems like a good bet that Kunitz will be back in action for the first time in 10 games. With the veteran ready to go, Tom Kuhnhackl and Carter Rowney figure to be the leading candidates to get bounced from the game-day lineup.

    Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Looking to return for Game 1

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/24/17) Kunitz (lower body) told reporters he expects to be ready to go for Game 1 against the Capitals on Thursday, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.

    Kunitz has been practicing without limitations, including taking line rushes on the Pens' fourth line according to Michelle Crechiolo of Pens Inside Scoop. Given coach Mike Sullivan's trends when dealing with returning players, the winger will almost certainly be labeled a game-time decision heading into Thursday's matchup, but all signs seem to indicate he will be ready to go.

    Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Practices in non-contact uniform

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/23/17) Kunitz (lower body) took to the ice for the Penguins' practice Sunday sporting a non-contact uniform. He indicated after practice that he "felt alright. No issues." but he remains without a clear timeline for a return, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.

    Kunitz's injury has cost him all of April thus far, but he appears to be making some progress toward rejoining the lineup. He and the Penguins have some additional rest on tap leading into a second-round series against either the Capitals or Maple Leafs, but there's still no guarantee he will be ready for Game 1. The winger will need to graduate to full contact before talks of his return start heating up, so expect another update when Kunitz reaches that point in his recovery.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2003-04Anaheim210661000016
2005-06Anaheim6919224116512078
2006-07Anaheim81253560231105049
2007-08Anaheim82212950871601633
2008-09Pittsburgh822330531260301314
2009-10Pittsburgh501319323210069
2010-11Pittsburgh6623254818712044
2011-12Pittsburgh822635611660302018
2012-13Pittsburgh4822305230905045
2013-14Pittsburgh78353368251308031
2014-15Pittsburgh741723402915076
2015-16Pittsburgh8017234029201056
2016-17Pittsburgh719202900030310
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MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2003-04Anaheim310.0191:2830824:550:2112006
2005-06Anaheim14912.8958:371387143:1766:13711128
2006-07Anaheim18013.91381:091787327:2026:20811228
2007-08Anaheim19610.71386:111815255:1588:57802224
2008-09Pittsburgh17812.91347:391707185:0059:55711126
2009-10Pittsburgh1319.9821:44973115:5110:18391112
2010-11Pittsburgh13317.31206:281360276:0134:37471021
2011-12Pittsburgh23011.31501:481712288:5511:12491022
2012-13Pittsburgh11319.5865:04978183:366:45391112
2013-14Pittsburgh21816.11494:161728283:1213:57660033
2014-15Pittsburgh17010.01323:471722228:4210:30560218
2015-16Pittsburgh15011.31345:581880171:0127:27411018
2016-17Pittsburgh1346.71101:281511111:5351:48360018
201312.414925:37188682594:58408:206881010266
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2005-06Anaheim16358-1000013
2006-07Anaheim131561000025
2007-08Anaheim6022-2000021
2008-09Pittsburgh24113143000033
2009-10Pittsburgh1347113100002
2010-11Pittsburgh6101-1000020
2011-12Pittsburgh6246-2200003
2012-13Pittsburgh155510-1301011
2013-14Pittsburgh13358-4200010
2014-15Pittsburgh51232101000
2015-16Pittsburgh2448122200011
2016-17Pittsburgh142355001013
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MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2005-06Anaheim348.8200:0332435:506:128004
2006-07Anaheim283.6231:1434445:567:5819107
2007-08Anaheim140.0111:0213817:5712:578004
2008-09Pittsburgh462.2405:4852361:342:3919107
2009-10Pittsburgh3810.5226:3528728:030:488004
2010-11Pittsburgh137.7104:1712724:003:076003
2011-12Pittsburgh1711.8114:1912929:280:498004
2012-13Pittsburgh3215.6274:4134156:301:246003
2013-14Pittsburgh407.5247:1332347:233:2716008
2014-15Pittsburgh616.790:5712311:410:128004
2015-16Pittsburgh508.0343:5852835:410:5315105
2016-17Pittsburgh238.7211:063236:4910:168004
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/195
Birthdate:
9/26/1979
Age:
37
Hometown:
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Team:
Pittsburgh Penguins
School:
Ferris State
NHL Experience:
0