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.