Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Tamer
Chris Tamer's willingness to take the body while playing within his means when in possession of the puck has made him an asset since joining the NHL in 1993-94.

Born in Dearborn, MI Tamer spent two years in the junior NAHL with the Redford Royals before being selected 68th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. Tamer enrolled at the University of Michigan in the fall of 1989 and spent four years as a member of the Wolverine blueline before making his professional debut with the Penguins IHL affiliate in Cleveland.

The rugged blueliner split his first two seasons with the Pittsburgh and Cleveland before becoming a regular in 1995-96. He helped the club reach the Eastern Conference final in 1996 and provided a physical presence on the defence until the early stages of the 1998-99 season. In November 1998, he was included in the deal that was centred around Alexei Kovalev and Petr Nedved of the New York Rangers. Tamer was claimed by the Atlanta Thrashers at the 1999 Expansion Draft and has provided grit and stability with the young club.

A two-time member of the U.S. World Championship team (1999, 2002), Tamer played in 600th NHL game during the 2002-03 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Redford Royals NAHL 40 10 20 30 217
1988-89 Redford Royals NAHL 31 6 13 19 79
1989-90 University of Michigan CCHA 42 2 7 9 147
1990-91 University of Michigan CCHA 45 8 19 27 130
1991-92 University of Michigan CCHA 43 4 15 19 125
1992-93 University of Michigan CCHA 39 5 18 23 113
1993-94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 12 0 0 0 9 +3 5 0 0 0 2
1993-94 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 53 1 2 3 160
1994-95 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 48 4 10 14 204
1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 36 2 0 2 82 0 4 0 0 0 18
1995-96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 70 4 10 14 153 +20 18 0 7 7 24
1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 45 2 4 6 131 -25 4 0 0 0 4
1997-98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 0 7 7 181 +4 6 0 1 1 4
1998-99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 11 0 0 0 32 -2
1998-99 New York Rangers NHL 52 1 5 6 92 -12
1998-99 United States WC-A 6 1 0 1 8
1999-00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 69 2 8 10 91 -32
2000-01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 4 13 17 128 -1
2001-02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 78 3 3 6 111 -11
2001-02 United States WC-A 7 0 1 1 2 0
2002-03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 72 1 9 10 118 -10
2003-04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 38 2 5 7 55 -9
2004-05
2005-06 Chicago Wolves AHL 14 0 3 3 16
NHL Totals 644 21 64 85 1183 37 0 8 8 52


Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh with Petr Nedved and Sean Pronger for Alex Kovalev and Harry York, November 25, 1998. Claimed by Atlanta from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to back injury vs. Phoenix, January 11, 2004.