In a sport still preoccupied by size, it was no surprise that 6'6" Chris Wells was selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft in 1994. The Pittsburgh Penguins selected Wells with the 24th pick that year. Wells had a solid four years playing in the WHL with the Seattle Thunderbirds but his only big offensive season came in his final year, when he had 45 goals and 63 assists for 108 points in 69 games. He also spent 148 minutes in the penalty box.
Wells managed to crack the Penguins' lineup as a 20-year-old rookie in 1975, appearing in 54 games, scoring two goals and two assists with 59 minutes in penalties. He spent the next four seasons with the Florida Panthers but was never able to score more than five goals in a season.
He was picked up by the Dallas Stars, but is not currently on the team's NHL roster.