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Chris Kunitz LW

Tampa Bay Lightning

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
39%18%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
9202903615:03
Latest News
  • Lightning's Chris Kunitz: Heading south

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (7/1/17) Kunitz signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Lightning on Saturday.

    Kunitz was part of all three of the Pens' Stanley Cup victories in the Sidney Crosby era and is the only active player with four titles to his name. The gritty winger has seen his role change during his time in Pittsburgh as he went from a top-line scoring threat to a third-line grinder but could get a top-six assignment with Tampa Bay. The 2016-17 season was the first time the veteran failed to break the 30-point mark since his time with the Atlanta Thrashers back in 2005-06 when he played in just two games. If he can secure a more prominent role with the Lightning, the Ferris State product should get back to being a productive fantasy option.

    Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Available for Vegas expansion

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/19/17) Kunitz was left unprotected by the Penguins for the upcoming expansion draft.

    Kunitz is an unrestricted free agent, which means he could sign with Vegas, making him its one selection from the Penguins. With Pittsburgh limited in cap space -- just under $15 million -- there is no guarantee the four-time Stanley Cup champion will be back even if he is not selected in the expansion draft. The 37-year-old was more often in a bottom-six role this season, which certainly affected his production -- 29 points in 71 outings -- but he stepped up in the postseason with two goals and nine helpers.

    Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Not looking to retire

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/15/17) Kunitz would like to play at least another season, preferably in Pittsburgh, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

    A drop in production -- just 29 points this season -- combined with his advanced age (37) led many to wonder whether Kunitz would go out on top after back-to-back titles. Apparently, that thought has not occurred to the four-time champion, who has adapted well to his responsibilities as a bottom-six role player. Whether general manager Jim Rutherford can fit the winger under the salary cap -- even if he comes at a discount -- will be one of the many challenges facing Pittsburgh as it heads into the offseason.

    Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Keeps multi-point streak alive

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/1/17) Kunitz collected two assists and four PIM during Wednesday's Game 2 win over Nashville.

    Kunitz has registered two goals and five assists through his past three games. It's an impressive outburst after he missed all of Round 1, then recorded just two helpers over his first 13 postseason games. The 37-year-old veteran is chasing his fourth Stanley Cup, and if Pittsburgh prevails, Kunitz will become the only active player in the NHL to hoist the Cup four times.

    Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Registers two assists in Game 1 win

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/29/17) Kunitz recorded two assists over 15:47 of ice time during Monday's Game 1 win over Nashville.

    This was the second consecutive multi-point game for Kunitz, as he scored twice and added an assist during Pittsburgh's Game 7 win over Ottawa to reach the Stanley Cup Finals. He missed all of Round 1 against Columbus, and recorded just two assists over his first 13 postseason contests, but the veteran has made a huge impact the past two games for the defending champions.

 
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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
88425033058018377543093129
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
2016-17Pittsburgh2029116001015
1612765926110301424
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
2016-17Pittsburgh287.1297:1945313:3115:3927116
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/195
Birthdate:
9/26/1979
Age:
37
Hometown:
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Team:
Tampa Bay Lightning
School:
Ferris State
NHL Experience:
13