Chris Kreider
Chris Kreider
Rangers - Left Wing
NUMBER: 20
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
WEIGHT: 226
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 04/30/1991
AGE: 22
BIRTHPLACE: Boxford, MA, USA
DRAFTED: NYR: 2009-19 overall
Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2010) Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2012)
NHL CAREER
2012-13: Skated in his NHL regular season debut in the season opener on Jan. 19 at BOS ... Notched his first career NHL regular season point with a goal on Feb. 5 at NJD ... Recorded his first career NHL regular season assist on Feb. 7 vs. NYI ... Tallied a point in consecutive games on Feb. 5 at NJD (goal) and Feb. 7 vs. NYI (assist) ... Tied for second on the team in playoff game-winning goals (one) ... Registered an assist on the game-winning goal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 13 at WSH ... Tallied the game-winning, overtime goal in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 23 vs. BOS. 2011-12: Established an NHL record for most playoff goals (five) and points (seven) by a player before skating in a regular season game. ... Tied for first among NHL rookies in goals and power play goals (two), second in game-winning goals (two) and power play points (two), and ranked fourth in points during the playoffs. ... Tied for third on the team in goals, first in power play goals and second in game-winning goals. ... Logged 11:11 of ice time while skating in his NHL debut on Apr. 16 at Ottawa in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, becoming the first Rangers player to make his NHL debut in the playoffs since Lauri Korpikoski in 2008. ... Became the first player to win an NCAA title and make his NHL debut in that year’s playoffs since 1990 (John Byce – University of Wisconsin; Boston Bruins). ... Tallied his first career professional point with the game-winning goal on Apr. 23 at Ottawa. ... Notched his first career goal at Madison Square Garden with the game-winner, and added his first professional assist on Apr. 28 vs. Washington, becoming the youngest Ranger to record two points in a playoff game since 1996 and the first Blueshirt rookie to register two GWGs in the playoffs since 198. ... Tied for the series lead in goals (three) and power play goals (two), and third on the Rangers in points (four) during the Eastern Conference Finals against New Jersey. ... Posted a three-game goal/point streak from May 14 vs. New Jersey to May 19 at New Jersey (three goals, one assist), including a two-point effort on May 14 (one goal, one assist).

COLLEGE CAREER
Skated in 114 games over three seasons with Boston College of Hockey East, registering 49 goals and 43 assists for 92 points, along with 129 penalty minutes and 364 shots. 2011-12: Established collegiate career highs in games played (44), goals (23), assists (22), points (45), and penalty minutes (66). ... Led Boston College in goals, points and shots (139), tied for first in penalty minutes, and ranked fourth in assists. ... Captured his second NCAA Championship in three seasons with Boston College (Hockey East). ... Led all skaters with six shots in the National Championship game, a 4-1 victory on Apr. 7 against Ferris State. ... Tallied a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win on Apr. 5 over Minnesota in the NCAA National Semifinal game. ... Notched both of Boston College’s goals in a 2-0 victory on Mar. 24 against Air Force in the NCAA Northeast Regional semifinals. ... Helped the Eagles capture their third consecutive Beanpot and Hockey East Tournament titles. ... Registered one goal and one assist, along with 14 shots in two Beanpot contests and four assists and 12 shots in four games during the Hockey East Tournament. 2010-11: Named MVP of the 2011 Beanpot Tournament. ... Tallied two goals and one assist in Boston College’s 7-6 overtime victory in the Beanpot Championship vs. Northeastern on Feb. 14. 2009-10: Led Boston College to its fourth NCAA National Championship, recording a goal in the Championship Game against  Wisconsin on Apr. 10. ... Concluded the NCAA tournament with two points (one goal, one assist). ... Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team, ranking second among conference freshmen in goals (15) and tied for ninth in points (23). ... Helped the Eagles secure the 2010 Hockey East Championship, tying for second on the team in game-winning goals (three), and ranking fifth in goals and ninth in points on the season. ... Captured the 2010 Beanpot Tournament title with Boston College, tying for the team-high with two goals in two contests.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2011: Tied for second on Team USA in goals (two) and fifth in points (three) in seven games at the 2011 World Championship. ... Led Team USA to the bronze medal at the 2011 World Junior Championship, leading the United States and finished tied for fifth and first in the tournament, respectively, in goals (four) and power play goals (three), tied for first in points (six) and second in shots (20). 2010: Registered a goal and an assist, and posted a plus-three rating in six games at the 2010 World Championship. ... Helped Team USA capture the gold medal at the 2010 World Junior Championship, leading Team USA and ranking third in the tournament with six goals. ... Tallied a hat trick in a first round matchup on Dec. 29 against Latvia.

PREP SCHOOL CAREER

2008-09: As a junior at Phillips Andover, he established career-highs in goals (33), assists (23) and points (56). ... Led Andover in goals, assists and points. ... Ranked sixth among all high school players in points per game average, scoring at a rate of 2.15 points per contest. ... Was highest-ranked high school player on Central Scouting list for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, rating No. 14 overall among North American skaters. ... Completed his high school work one year early so that he could enter college in the fall of 2009. 2007-08: Recorded 41 points (26 goals and 15 assists) in 24 games for Phillips-Andover.

BACKGROUND

Became the first hockey player to win a World Junior Championship gold medal, Collegiate Conference Playoff Championship and NCAA Championship in a single season (2009-10). ... Entered the 2009 NHL Entry Draft rated 14th among all North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings, and as the highest ranked high school player ... Single.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
June 26, 2009 -- Selected by the Rangers in the first round, No. 19 overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


FIRST NHL GAME: April 16, 2012 (Rangers at Ottawa) (playoffs)

FIRST NHL REGULAR-SEASON GAME: Jan. 19, 2013 (Rangers at Boston)

FIRST NHL GOAL: April 23, 2012 (Rangers at Ottawa) (playoffs) (Anderson)

FIRST NHL REGULAR-SEASON GOAL: Feb. 5, 2013 (Rangers at New Jersey) (Brodeur)

FIRST NHL ASSIST: April 28, 2012 (Rangers vs. Washington) (playoffs)

FIRST NHL REGULAR-SEASON ASSIST: Feb. 7, 2013 (Rangers vs. Islanders)