Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Cichocki
Born in Detroit, Michigan on September 17th, 1963, Chris Cichocki would make his NHL debut with his hometown Red Wings in 1985. Cichocki, a right winger, spent three years with the Michigan Tech Huskies before inking a free agent deal with the Red Wings on June 28th, 1985

Cichocki played 59 games with the Red Wings during his rookie year scoring 10 goals and 21 points. However, his second season saw him play just two games in Detroit with the rest of his season spent in the American Hockey League.

That spring the Red Wings, in need of a solid veteran presence to stabilize the club during a disappointing season, sent Cichocki and a draft pick to New Jersey for Mel Bridgman.

Cichocki played just seven games with the Devils over the next two seasons. The two games he played with New Jersey during the 1988-89 season would be his last in the NHL, though a long minor league career lay ahead.

Cichocki spent the bulk of four seasons with Binghamton of the AHL before jumping to the International Hockey League in 1993. In the IHL, Cichocki signed with the Cincinnati Cyclones and spent the next five seasons patrolling their wing, retiring in 1997-98 with just six games played that year.

Cichocki would return to hockey, accepting the post of head coach with the East Coast Hockey League's Arkansas Riverblades in 2000.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Grosse Point Majors MNHL 70 50 70 120
1980-81 Paddock Pool Saints GLJHL
1981-82 Paddock Pool Saints GLJHL
1982-83 Michigan Tech Huskies CCHA 36 12 10 22 10
1983-84 Michigan Tech Huskies CCHA 40 25 20 45 36
1984-85 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 40 30 24 54 14
1985-86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 59 10 11 21 21 -8
1985-86 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 9 4 4 8 6
1986-87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -2
1986-87 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 55 31 34 65 27
1986-87 Maine Mariners AHL 7 2 2 4 0
1987-88 New Jersey Devils NHL 5 1 0 1 2 +1
1987-88 Utica Devils AHL 69 36 30 66 66
1988-89 New Jersey Devils NHL 2 0 1 1 2 0
1988-89 Utica Devils AHL 59 32 31 63 50 5 0 1 1 2
1989-90 Utica Devils AHL 11 3 1 4 10
1989-90 Binghamton Whalers AHL 60 21 26 47 22
1990-91 Binghamton Rangers AHL 80 35 30 65 70 9 0 4 4 2
1991-92 Binghamton Rangers AHL 75 28 29 57 132 6 5 4 9 4
1992-93 Binghamton Rangers AHL 65 23 29 52 78 9 3 2 5 25
1993-94 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 69 22 20 42 101 11 2 2 4 12
1994-95 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 75 22 30 52 50 8 0 3 3 6
1995-96 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 57 4 7 11 30 14 0 1 1 10
1996-97 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 35 6 9 15 30 1 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 6 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 68 11 12 23 27


Signed as a free agent by Detroit, June 28, 1985. Traded to New Jersey by Detroit with Detroit's 3rd round pick (later traded to Buffalo - Buffalo selected Andrew MacVicar) in 1987 NHL Draft for Mel Bridgman, March 9, 1987. Traded to Hartford by New Jersey for Jim Thompson, October 31, 1989.
Officially announced retirement and named Assistant Coach of Cincinnati (IHL), October 23, 1997.
Named Head Coach of Arkansas (ECHL), July 25, 2000.
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