Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Hajt
Chris Hajt was born July 5, 1978 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The second round, 32nd overall selection of the Edmonton Oilers in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Hajt is a graduate of the OHL's Guelph Storm.

A towering defenceman, Hajt played four seasons in Guelph tallying 92 points (22-70-92) before making his professional debut with the Oilers AHL affiliate in Hamilton in 1998-99. Hajt went on to play parts of three seasons with Hamilton before making his NHL debut with Edmonton during the 2000-01 season.

Injuries limited the Saskatoon native to a mere 39 games in 2001-02, before signing as a free agent with the Washington Capitals in the summer of 2002. Hajt spent the 2002-03 season with the AHL's Portland Pirates and rediscovered his offensive touch from his junior days in Guelph. In 73 games with Portland, Hajt finished with 26 points (11-15-26) and over the course of the following season saw action in five games with the parent club.

In the summer of 2005 Hajt was acquired by the Carolina Hurricanes.

On the international stage, Hajt represented the US at the 1998 World Junior Championship.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Amherst Knights WNYHA 38 8 20 28 16
1994-95 Guelph Storm OHL 57 1 7 8 35 14 0 2 2 9
1995-96 Guelph Storm OHL 63 8 27 35 69 16 0 6 6 13
1996-97 Guelph Storm OHL 58 11 15 26 62 18 0 8 8 25
1997-98 Guelph Storm OHL 44 2 21 23 46 +25 12 1 5 6 11
1997-98 United States WJC-A 7 0 0 0 10
1997-98 Guelph Storm M-Cup 5 0 3 3 2
1998-99 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 64 0 4 4 36 +6
1999-00 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 54 0 8 8 30 0 10 0 2 2 0
2000-01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2000-01 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 70 0 10 10 48 +2
2001-02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 39 2 3 5 34 +3 15 1 2 3 8
2002-03 Portland Pirates AHL 71 11 15 26 61 +3 1 0 0 0 2
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 5 0 0 0 2 0
2003-04 Portland Pirates AHL 66 3 13 16 53 -9 7 1 2 3 8
2004-05 Portland Pirates AHL 53 3 6 9 16 +5
2004-05 Augusta Lynx ECHL 13 1 4 5 8 +5
2005-06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 60 1 12 13 59 +4
2006-07 Fuchse Duisburg Germany 44 2 9 11 44
2006-07 Lukko Rauma Finland 10 1 0 1 82 3 1 2 3 4
NHL Totals 6 0 0 0 2


Son of Bill
OHL Second All-Star Team (1998)
Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 23, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 16, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Bolzano (Italy), August 22, 2007.