Top Chris Summers News

  • Chris Summers: Bound for Europe

    Summers inked a one-year contract with German side Nurnberg on Wednesday.

    After spending the past three seasons in the AHL without an NHL appearance, Summers will transition to the DEL, his first foray into European hockey. The 31-year-old saw action in 70 NHL games with the Coyotes and Rangers, in which he notched two goals, seven helpers and 52 shots. The blueliner figures to close out his professional career overseas.

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  • Penguins' Chris Summers: Demoted to minors

    The Penguins reassigned Summers to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday.

    Ian Cole was cleared for action Tuesday after missing three games due to a mouth injury, so Pittsburgh is no longer in need of Summers' services as a depth defender. The 29-year-old American will, however, continue to be one of the first players the Penguins turn to when they're dealing with injuries at defense this season.

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  • Penguins' Chris Summers: Promoted to big club

    The Penguins recalled Summers from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday.

    Pittsburgh has back-to-back away games Wednesday and Thursday this week, so Summers will slot in as the Penguins' seventh defenseman during their abbreviated road trip. The 29-year-old American will likely be returned to the minors ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Panthers.

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  • Penguins' Chris Summers: Waived by team

    Summers was placed on waivers by Pittsburgh on Tuesday, James Mirtle of The Athletic/a> reports.

    Summers -- a 2006 first-round draft pick by the Coyotes -- signed with the Penguins in the offseason and will head to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, assuming he clears waivers. The 29-year-old has 70 NHL contests under his belt, which will likely make him an instant leader with the Baby Pens.

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  • Penguins' Chris Summers: Grabs two-year deal

    Summers put pen to paper on a two-year, two-way contract with Pittsburgh on Saturday.

    Summers tallied four goals and eight helpers in his 74 minor-league contests last year. The University of Michigan product was selected 29th overall in the 2006 NHL Draft by the Coyotes but was never able to secure a regular role within their organization. While the occasional call-up is definitely in the offing this season, the bulk of the defenseman's starts will likely be with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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  • Rangers' Chris Summers: Placed on waviers

    Summers was placed on waivers by the Rangers on Tuesday in order to reassign him to the minors, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Summers came over to New York as part of the Keith Yandle deal back in March of 2015 and has played in just six outings for the Rangers since. Primarily used in AHL Hartford, the blueliner offers little in terms of offensive production, which extremely limits his fantasy value.

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  • Rangers' Chris Summers: Signs one-year deal

    Summers signed a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 with the Rangers on Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    The contract's worth $350,000 at the AHL level. Summers was a first-round pick (No. 29 overall by the Coyotes) back in 2006, but has never panned out into much of an NHL player. The 28-year-old spent most of this past season in AHL Hartford, accumulating 11 points in 74 contests, and got into just three scoreless games with the Rangers. Summers is likely in for another season as a depth defenseman in 2016-17.

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  • Rangers' Chris Summers: Returning to AHL Hartford

    Summers was sent back down to AHL Hartford, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

    Summers played in three games on this call-up to New York, logging four PIM and five shots on goal. The 27-year-old has notched just three points in 27 games for Hartford this season.

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  • Rangers' Chris Summers: Recalled by Rangers

    Summers was recalled by the Hartford Wolfpack of the AHL on Friday.

    With Dan Girardi still in New York for Friday's tilt in Winnipeg, Summers looks set to make his season debut for the Rangers. The 27-year old defenseman has appeared in 67 NHL games with the Coyotes and Rangers, totaling two goals and nine points in that time. Summers will likely serve as the Rangers' sixth defenseman against the Jets and receive limited minutes.

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  • Coyotes Re-Sign Summers

    Summers signed a one-year deal with Phoenix on Friday.The former first-round pick hasn't panned out to be much more than an AHL-NHL fringe player, as he has just three assists in 29 NHL appearances since 2010. His 12 points in 60 AHL games last year are similarly unimpressive.
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  • Coyotes' Summers Makes Team

    Summers is one of eight defensemen on the Coyotes roster to start the season, reports the Arizona Republic.Summers will start the season outside of the top six defensemen and will likely see limited ice time initially. He could play his way into more time as the season progresses.
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  • Coyotes' Summers Placed On Waivers

    Summers was placed on waivers Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of RDS.ca reports.Summers was a healthy scratch for the team's first three games of the season, and with Rostislav Klesla (concussion) nearing a return, he was placed on waivers to free up a roster spot.
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  • Coyotes Assign Summers To AHL

    Summers was assigned to AHL Portland on Friday.After appearing in six games with the Coyotes last season, Summers never appeared in any of the team's four games during his brief stay with the club. Brandon Yip was recalled from Portland in a corresponding move.
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  • Coyotes' Summers Out Tuesday With Injury

    Summers will miss Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.Summers sustained the ailment during his 6:41 of action in Monday's loss to the Canucks. A third-pairing defenseman with two points and a minus-8 rating through 12 games, Summers doesn't warrant much fantasy attention.
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  • Coyotes' Summers Out Again Saturday

    Summers (upper body) will not play Saturday against the Ducks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.The Coyotes are still labeling Summers as day-to-day, so he could be healthy and ready to go for the team's next game, scheduled for Monday versus the Flyers.
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  • Coyotes' Summers (Upper Body) Out Monday

    Summers (upper body) won't play Monday against the Flyers, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.Summers will miss his third straight game due to the upper-body injury, and the early nature of him being ruled out could indicate his injury isn't minor.That remains unclear at this point, but for now, his next chance to return will be Wednesday against the Stars.
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  • Coyotes Place Summers On IR

    Summers (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.Summers wasn't on track to return to action in the immediate future, so the Coyotes will be able to clear up a roster spot by moving the blueliner to IR. He's provided two points and a minus-8 rating over 12 games this season.
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  • Coyotes Recall Summers

    Summers was recalled from AHL Portland on Thursday.Summers is likely only on hand to give the Coyotes some depth on the blue line for their upcoming practices with Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Zbynek Michalek still over in Sochi for the Olympics and Derek Morris unavailable due to injury. The 26-year-old Summers has nine points and 47 penalty minutes in 48 games for Portland on the season.
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  • Coyotes' Summers Expected To Debut Saturday

    Summers is expected to make his NHL debut Saturday, Sarah McLellan of AZ Central Sports reports.Summers has been up for a week now, providing blue line depth for the Coyotes, but will finally see his first NHL game action. He had nine points and 47 penalty minutes through 48 games for AHL Portland before arriving.
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HT/WT: 6-2, 207 lbs
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, MI
Age: 34
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