Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Valentine
Center Chris Valentine was a very productive NHL player, but he will be best remembered for his time in the German Elite League.

Valentine earned a reputation as a skilled offensive player when he scored 128 and then 142 points in his two seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Despite his incredible production Valentine was a 10th round draft pick of the Washington Capitals. After producing at more than a point-a-game pace in the minors in 1981-82 the Capitals called up their young prospect.

Valentine did not miss a beat pumping in 30 goals and 67 points in his first 60 NHL games. Despite missing 20 games while playing in the minors, Valentine finished tied for fourth in team scoring as rookie. Despite his first year success and producing 17 points in 23 games in year two, Valentine played 51 games in the minors in 1982-83. The next campaign the Capitals put Valentine into 22 games and his production slipped to just 11 points.

In 1984-85 Valentine took his career in a new direction when he signed on with Dusseldorfer EG. This began a highly successful and rewarding stage of his professional career. Valentine provided major production for the club leading the league in scoring seven times during his 12 years in Germany. He also led the club in scoring routinely and led them to four straight championships starting in 1990. He added a fifth title to his resume in 1996. After scoring 903 points in 525 games for Dusseldorfer Chris Valentine retired in 1996 as a champion. The team subsequently retired his #10 in his honour.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Lac St-Louis Lions QAAA 39 41 61 102 105 7 6 15 21 26
1978-79 St. Louis University WCHA 34 27 44 71 52
1979-80 Verdun/Sorel Blackhawks QMJHL 72 48 80 128 76
1980-81 Sorel Eperviers QMJHL 72 65 77 142 176 7 5 5 10 8
1981-82 Washington Capitals NHL 60 30 37 67 92 -15
1981-82 Hershey Bears AHL 19 12 9 21 69
1982-83 Washington Capitals NHL 23 7 10 17 14 -2 2 0 0 0 4
1982-83 Hershey Bears AHL 51 31 38 69 66
1983-84 Washington Capitals NHL 22 6 5 11 21 -8
1983-84 Hershey Bears AHL 47 15 44 59 41
1984-85 Dusseldorfer EG W.Ger-2 36 37 42 79 74 4 1 3 4 24
1985-86 Dusseldorfer EG W.German 36 27 52 79 79 9 9 15 24 19
1986-87 Dusseldorfer EG W.German 36 24 39 63 71 8 4 11 15
1987-88 Dusseldorfer EG W.German 32 30 36 66 40 10 4 14 18 23
1988-89 Dusseldorfer EG W.German 36 27 47 74 34 11 4 10 14 27
1989-90 Dusseldorfer EG W.German 36 27 39 66 35 11 5 10 15 22
1990-91 Dusseldorfer EG Germany 42 22 52 74 76 12 8 13 21 8
1991-92 Dusseldorfer EG Germany 44 32 49 81 56 10 10 8 18 16
1992-93 Dusseldorfer EG Germany 44 26 44 70 56
1993-94 Dusseldorfer EG Germany 43 19 40 59 52
1994-95 Dusseldorfer EG Germany 42 16 34 50 102 10 10 7 17 16
1995-96 Dusseldorfer EG Germany 26 9 8 17 22 12 5 10 15 30
NHL Totals 105 43 52 95 127 2 0 0 0 4


CCHA Second All-Star Team (1979)