Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Winnes
Chris Winnes was born February 12, 1968 in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Highly recruited out of the Northwood Prep School in Lake Placid, New York, Winnes was the 9th choice, 161st overall, of the Boston Bruins in the 1987 Entry Draft.

Winnes spent four years (1987-1991) at the University of New Hampshire as a member of the Wildcats hockey program. In his freshman year (1987-88), he finished tied for second in Hockey East rookie scoring and became the first freshman ever to lead the team in scoring with his 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 points. As a result, he was named to the Hockey East All-Freshman Team.

Following his senior year with the Wildcats in 1990-91, Winnes joined the Maine Mariners of the American Hockey League before making his NHL debut with the Bruins in the 1991 playoffs. Spending the better part of the 1991-92 season with the Maine Mariners, Winnes played in 24 games with the Bruins that season and was a member of the 1992 U.S. National team that competed at the World Championships.

After playing in only five games with the Bruins in 1992-93, and spending the better part of the season with the Providence Bruins, Winnes signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers in the summer of 1993. The 1993-94 season saw Winnes play in four games with the Flyers, though he spent the better part of the season and the next with the Hershey Bears.

When the 1995-96 season began, Winnes found himself as a member of the International Hockey League's Michigan K-Wings before being dealt to the Fort Wayne Komets. Following a brief stay in Italy at the beginning of the 1996-97 season, Winnes returned to "I", now with the Utah Grizzlies, where he played only a handful of games.

Three games into the 1997-98 IHL season, the New York Rangers signed the free agent from the San Antonio Dragons and assigned him to its American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. In 1998-99, it was much of the same again for Winnes, sharing his time with IHL's Manitoba Moose and AHL's Wolf Pack.

The Binghamton Icemen of the United Hockey League signed the much-travelled Winnes in the fall of 1999, but his stay was short lived. After only 14 games with the Icemen, Winnes returned to the AHL with stops in Louisville, with the Panthers and a return to Providence before finishing the 1999-2000 season with the Springfield Falcons.

Following the 1999-2000 season, Winnes had played in 34 career NHL games, accounting for one goal and six assists for seven points.

Chris Winnes was born February 12, 1968 in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Highly recruited out of the Northwood Prep School in Lake Placid, New York, Winnes was the 9th choice, 161st overall, of the Boston Bruins in the 1987 Entry Draft.

Winnes spent four years (1987-1991) at the University of New Hampshire as a member of the Wildcats hockey program. In his freshman year (1987-88), he finished tied for second in Hockey East rookie scoring and became the first freshman ever to lead the team in scoring with his 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 points. As a result, he was named to the Hockey East All-Freshman Team.

Following his senior year with the Wildcats in 1990-91, Winnes joined the Maine Mariners of the American Hockey League before making his NHL debut with the Bruins in the 1991 playoffs. Spending the better part of the 1991-92 season with the Maine Mariners, Winnes played in 24 games with the Bruins that season and was a member of the 1992 U.S. National team that competed at the World Championships.

After playing in only five games with the Bruins in 1992-93, and spending the better part of the season with the Providence Bruins, Winnes signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers in the summer of 1993. The 1993-94 season saw Winnes play in four games with the Flyers, though he spent the better part of the season and the next with the Hershey Bears.

When the 1995-96 season began, Winnes found himself as a member of the International Hockey League's Michigan K-Wings before being dealt to the Fort Wayne Komets. Following a brief stay in Italy at the beginning of the 1996-97 season, Winnes returned to "I", now with the Utah Grizzlies, where he played only a handful of games.

Three games into the 1997-98 IHL season, the New York Rangers signed the free agent from the San Antonio Dragons and assigned him to its American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. In 1998-99, it was much of the same again for Winnes, sharing his time with IHL's Manitoba Moose and AHL's Wolf Pack.

The Binghamton Icemen of the United Hockey League signed the much-travelled Winnes in the fall of 1999, but his stay was short lived. After only 14 games with the Icemen, Winnes returned to the AHL with stops in Louisville, with the Panthers and a return to Providence before finishing the 1999-2000 season with the Springfield Falcons.

Following the 1999-2000 season, Winnes had played in 34 career NHL games, accounting for one goal and six assists for seven points. .

Winnes spent four years (1987-1991) at the University of New Hampshire as a member of the Wildcats hockey program. In his freshman year (1987-88), he finished tied for second in Hockey East rookie scoring and became the first freshman ever to lead the team in scoring with his 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 points. As a result, he was named to the Hockey East All-Freshman Team.

Following his senior year with the Wildcats in 1990-91, Winnes joined the Maine Mariners of the American Hockey League before making his NHL debut with the Bruins in the 1991 playoffs. Spending the better part of the 1991-92 season with the Maine Mariners, Winnes played in 24 games with the Bruins that season and was a member of the 1992 U.S. National team that competed at the World Championships.

After playing in only five games with the Bruins in 1992-93, and spending the better part of the season with the Providence Bruins, Winnes signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers in the summer of 1993. The 1993-94 season saw Winnes play in four games with the Flyers, though he spent the better part of the season and the next with the Hershey Bears.

When the 1995-96 season began, Winnes found himself as a member of the International Hockey League's Michigan K-Wings before being dealt to the Fort Wayne Komets. Following a brief stay in Italy at the beginning of the 1996-97 season, Winnes returned to "I", now with the Utah Grizzlies, where he played only a handful of games.

Three games into the 1997-98 IHL season, the New York Rangers signed the free agent from the San Antonio Dragons and assigned him to its American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. In 1998-99, it was much of the same again for Winnes, sharing his time with IHL's Manitoba Moose and AHL's Wolf Pack.

The Binghamton Icemen of the United Hockey League signed the much-travelled Winnes in the fall of 1999, but his stay was short lived. After only 14 games with the Icemen, Winnes returned to the AHL with stops in Louisville, with the Panthers and a return to Providence before finishing the 1999-2000 season with the Springfield Falcons.

Following the 1999-2000 season, Winnes had played in 34 career NHL games, accounting for one goal and six assists for seven points.

Chris Winnes was born February 12, 1968 in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Highly recruited out of the Northwood Prep School in Lake Placid, New York, Winnes was the 9th choice, 161st overall, of the Boston Bruins in the 1987 Entry Draft.

Winnes spent four years (1987-1991) at the University of New Hampshire as a member of the Wildcats hockey program. In his freshman year (1987-88), he finished tied for second in Hockey East rookie scoring and became the first freshman ever to lead the team in scoring with his 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 points. As a result, he was named to the Hockey East All-Freshman Team.

Following his senior year with the Wildcats in 1990-91, Winnes joined the Maine Mariners of the American Hockey League before making his NHL debut with the Bruins in the 1991 playoffs. Spending the better part of the 1991-92 season with the Maine Mariners, Winnes played in 24 games with the Bruins that season and was a member of the 1992 U.S. National team that competed at the World Championships.

After playing in only five games with the Bruins in 1992-93, and spending the better part of the season with the Providence Bruins, Winnes signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers in the summer of 1993. The 1993-94 season saw Winnes play in four games with the Flyers, though he spent the better part of the season and the next with the Hershey Bears.

When the 1995-96 season began, Winnes found himself as a member of the International Hockey League's Michigan K-Wings before being dealt to the Fort Wayne Komets. Following a brief stay in Italy at the beginning of the 1996-97 season, Winnes returned to "I", now with the Utah Grizzlies, where he played only a handful of games.

Three games into the 1997-98 IHL season, the New York Rangers signed the free agent from the San Antonio Dragons and assigned him to its American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. In 1998-99, it was much of the same again for Winnes, sharing his time with IHL's Manitoba Moose and AHL's Wolf Pack.

The Binghamton Icemen of the United Hockey League signed the much-travelled Winnes in the fall of 1999, but his stay was short lived. After only 14 games with the Icemen, Winnes returned to the AHL with stops in Louisville, with the Panthers and a return to Providence before finishing the 1999-2000 season with the Springfield Falcons.

Following the 1999-2000 season, Winnes had played in 34 career NHL games, accounting for one goal and six assists for seven points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Ridgewood High School High-NJ 24 40 30 70
1986-87 Northwood Huskies High-NY 47 25 33 58 56
1987-88 U. of New Hampshire H-East 30 17 19 36 28
1988-89 U. of New Hampshire H-East 30 11 20 31 22
1989-90 U. of New Hampshire H-East 24 10 13 23 12
1990-91 U. of New Hampshire H-East 33 15 16 31 24
1990-91 Maine Mariners AHL 7 3 1 4 0 1 0 2 2 0
1990-91 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Boston Bruins NHL 24 1 3 4 6 -6
1991-92 Maine Mariners AHL 45 12 35 47 30
1991-92 United States WC-A 6 3 2 5 4
1992-93 Boston Bruins NHL 5 0 1 1 0 +1
1992-93 Providence Bruins AHL 64 23 36 59 34 4 0 2 2 5
1993-94 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 0 2 2 0 +1
1993-94 Hershey Bears AHL 70 29 21 50 20 7 1 3 4 0
1994-95 Hershey Bears AHL 78 26 40 66 39 6 2 2 4 17
1995-96 Michigan K-Wings IHL 27 6 13 19 14
1995-96 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 39 6 7 13 12 2 0 0 0 0
1996-97 HC Merano Italy 10 10 2 12 6 2 1 3 4 4
1996-97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 5 0 0 0 0
1997-98 San Antonio Dragons IHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
1997-98 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 64 17 23 40 16 +9 13 1 4 5 2
1998-99 Manitoba Moose IHL 11 2 0 2 0 -3
1998-99 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 33 7 6 13 25 -14 1 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Binghamton Icemen UHL 14 7 7 14 0 0 3 0 4 4 0
1999-00 Louisville Panthers AHL 12 1 3 4 6 -4
1999-00 Providence Bruins AHL 2 1 1 2 0 +1
1999-00 Springfield Falcons AHL 38 6 17 23 4 -1 5 2 2 4 0
2000-01 Springfield Falcons AHL 62 13 14 27 6 -6
2000-01 New Haven Knights UHL 6 2 6 8 4 5 1 2 3 2
2001-02 New Haven Knights UHL 61 16 33 49 20 -11
2001-02 Providence Bruins AHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 33 1 6 7 6 1 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 4, 1993. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 21, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Binghamton (UHL), September 27, 1999.