Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Tancill
Centre Chris Tancill was a solid defensive role player on five different clubs in the 1990s. He was a solid playmaker who was solid on faceoffs and a threat to score when shorthanded.

Born in Livonia, Michigan, Tancill spent four years at the University of Wisconsin. After leading the Badgers to the NCAA title in 1990, he was named to the championship tournament's all-star team and named the top player at the competition.

The young pivot was the Hartford Whalers' first choice in the 1989 Supplemental Draft but spent most of his time in the organization as a member of the AHL's Springfield Indians. He was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in December 1991 and was a top scorer on the club's Adirondack farm team. In 1992-93, Tancill led the AHL with 59 goals and was voted on to the AHL's first all-star team.

After signing as a free agent with the Dallas Stars, Tancill was a scoring star in the IHL. He inked a deal with the San Jose Sharks and played 71 games over two seasons with the club. Tancill represented the U.S. at the World Championships in 1996 and 1997 and had a second go in Dallas with the Stars.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 St. Clair Shores Falcons NAHL 39 30 51 81 40
1985-86 St. Clair Shores Falcons Exhib. 21 48 69
1986-87 University of Wisconsin WCHA 40 9 23 32 26
1987-88 University of Wisconsin WCHA 44 13 14 27 48
1988-89 University of Wisconsin WCHA 44 20 23 43 50
1989-90 University of Wisconsin WCHA 45 39 32 71 44
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 9 1 1 2 4 +2
1990-91 Springfield Indians AHL 72 37 35 72 46 17 8 4 12 32
1991-92 Hartford Whalers NHL 10 0 0 0 2 -6
1991-92 Springfield Indians AHL 17 12 7 19 20
1991-92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 50 36 34 70 42 19 7 9 16 31
1992-93 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 1 0 1 2 -2
1992-93 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 68 59 43 102 62 10 7 7 14 10
1993-94 Dallas Stars NHL 12 1 3 4 8 -7
1993-94 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 60 41 54 95 55 5 0 2 2 8
1994-95 Kansas City Blades IHL 64 31 28 59 40
1994-95 San Jose Sharks NHL 26 3 11 14 10 +1 11 1 1 2 8
1995-96 San Jose Sharks NHL 45 7 16 23 20 -12
1995-96 Kansas City Blades IHL 27 12 16 28 18
1995-96 United States WC-A 7 5 2 7 10
1996-97 San Jose Sharks NHL 25 4 0 4 8 -5
1996-97 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 42 19 26 45 31 4 2 0 2 2
1996-97 United States WC-A 8 2 3 5 2
1997-98 Dallas Stars NHL 2 0 1 1 0 -1
1997-98 Michigan K-Wings IHL 70 30 39 69 86 -6 4 3 0 3 14
1998-99 EHC Kloten Swiss 42 19 30 49 46 12 4 2 6 16
1999-00 EV Zug Swiss 45 25 26 51 56 11 6 4 10 10
1999-00 United States WC-A 7 1 2 3 2 +1
2000-01 EV Zug Swiss 43 27 23 50 42 4 0 3 3 2
2001-02 EV Zug Swiss 43 21 21 42 28 4 1 1 2 2
2002-03 EV Zug Swiss 43 22 22 44 65
2002-03 SC Rapperswil-Jona Swiss 7 0 2 2 0
2003-04 EV Zug Swiss 44 12 19 31 24 2 1 1 2 4
NHL Totals 134 17 32 49 54 11 1 1 2 8


NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1990)
NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (1990)
AHL First All-Star Team (1992, 1993)
Traded to Detroit by Hartford for Daniel Shank, December 18, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, August 28, 1993. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 24, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, August 6, 1997.
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