Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Wells
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Calgary Royals AJHL 35 13 14 27 33
1991-92 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 64 13 8 21 80 11 0 0 0 15
1991-92 Seattle Thunderbirds M-Cup 4 0 1 1 2
1992-93 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 63 18 37 55 111 5 2 3 5 4
1993-94 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 69 30 44 74 150 9 6 5 11 23
1994-95 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 69 45 63 108 148 3 0 1 1 4
1994-95 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 3 0 1 1 2
1995-96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 54 2 2 4 59 -6
1996-97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 15 4 6 10 9
1996-97 Florida Panthers NHL 47 2 6 8 42 +5 3 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Florida Panthers NHL 61 5 10 15 47 +4
1998-99 Florida Panthers NHL 20 0 2 2 31 -4
1998-99 Beast of New Haven AHL 9 3 1 4 28 0
1999-00 Florida Panthers NHL 13 0 0 0 14 -5
1999-00 Louisville Panthers AHL 31 8 10 18 20 -2
1999-00 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 14 2 2 4 6 +5 20 3 4 7 38
2000-01 Utah Grizzlies IHL 43 6 6 12 33 -14
2001-02 Portland Pirates AHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
2001-02 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 60 18 31 49 80 +21
2002-03 Amur Khabarovsk Russia 22 3 5 8 46
2002-03 Peoria Rivermen ECHL 9 3 4 7 24 +2
NHL Totals 195 9 20 29 193 3 0 0 0 0


WHL West First All-Star Team (1995) Traded to Florida by Pittsburgh for Stu Barnes and Jason Woolley, November 19, 1996. Traded to NY Rangers by Florida for future considerations, March 13, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 28, 2000.