Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Marinucci
Center Chris Marinucci played briefly with the New York Islanders and LA Kings in the 90s. He was a top goal scorer in college who was able to produce consistently in the minors.

Born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Marinucci was taken 90th overall by the Islanders at the 1990 Entry Draft after a fine career with his local high school. He then spent four years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and notched consecutive 30-goal seasons as a junior and senior. In 1993 he was named to the WCHA second all-star team then the next season he was placed on the first unit and won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the top US Collegiate player.

The young pivot scored 29 goals for the Denver Grizzlies of the IHL in 1994-85 and registered five points in 12 games for New York after the Owner's Lockout. Marinucci also contributed seven points when Denver won the Turner Cup that spring. Injuries limited him to eight games the next season and the Islanders decided to trade him to the Kings in November, 1996. Marinucci played one game for his new club and scored 23 goals for the Phoenix Roadrunners of the IHL. He also played for Team USA when they finished sixth at the 1997 World Championships. In 1997-98, Marinucci moved on to the IHL's Chicago Wolves and registered 27 goals. He began the 2001-02 season with the Berlin Polar Bears of the German League.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Grand Rapids Thunderhawks High-MN 25 24 18 42
1989-90 Grand Rapids Thunderhawks High-MN 28 24 39 63 12
1990-91 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 36 6 10 16 20
1991-92 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 37 6 13 19 41
1992-93 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 40 35 42 77 52
1993-94 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 38 30 31 61 65
1994-95 New York Islanders NHL 12 1 4 5 2 -1
1994-95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 74 29 40 69 42 14 3 4 7 12
1995-96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 8 3 5 8 8
1996-97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 21 3 13 16 6
1996-97 Los Angeles Kings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -2
1996-97 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 62 23 29 52 26
1996-97 United States WC-A 8 1 0 1 2
1997-98 Chicago Wolves IHL 78 27 48 75 35 +21 22 7 6 13 12
1998-99 Chicago Wolves IHL 82 41 40 81 24 +26 10 3 5 8 10
1999-00 Chicago Wolves IHL 80 31 33 64 18 +13 16 5 4 9 10
2000-01 Kokudo Keikado Toyko Japan 40 29 30 59 6 5 7 12 2
2001-02 Eisbaren Berlin Germany 53 10 26 36 24 4 0 0 0 6
2002-03 Idaho Steelheads WCHL 26 12 20 32 2 +7
2003-04 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 13 5 8 13 4 +3
NHL Totals 13 1 4 5 2


WCHA Second All-Star Team (1993)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1994)
WCHA Player of the Year (1994)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1994)
Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (1994)
Ken McKenzie Trophy (U.S.- Born Rookie of the Year - IHL) (1995)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1999)
Traded to Los Angeles by NY Islanders for Nick Vachon, November 19, 1996. Signed as a free agent by EHC Berlin (Germany), June 12, 2001.
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