Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Krys Kolanos
Krys Kolanos was born July 27, 1981 in Calgary, Alberta. The 1st round, 19th overall selection of the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Kolanos is a graduate of the Alberta Amateur Hockey League and led the Calgary Buffaloes to the 1997-98 Western Canadian title and the AMHL crown.

The Most Sportsmanlike Player at the 1998 Air Canada Cup, Kolanos joined the Alberta Junior Hockey League's Calgary Royals in 1998-99. In his only season with the Royals, Kolanos led his team in scoring, was an AJHL All-Star and was the Rookie of the Year.

After only one season with the Royals, Kolanos went on to attend Boston College for two seasons. In his freshman year with the Screaming Eagles, Kolanos finished with 32 points (16 goals, 16 assists) in 42 games while earning Hockey East All-Rookie Team honours.

Kolanos followed up his strong freshman performance in 1999-2000 with a 50 point season in his sophomore year (25 goals, 25 assists). The Calgary, Alberta native scored the overtime winning goal as BC defeated the defending NCAA champions from North Dakota to capture their first NCAA championship in 52 years. Selected to the NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team, Kolanos also earned All-American Second Team honours, All-New England First Team honours and Hockey East All-Conference Second Team accolades.

The Phoenix Coyotes signed Kolanos following his sophomore year at BC and then went on to make his NHL debut with the team in 2001-02, finishing his rookie campaign with 22 points (11-11-22) in 57 games. Kolanos missed almost the entire 2002-03 season with a concussion and upon his return in 2003-04, split his time between Phoenix and the AHL's Springfield Falcons. During the NHL lockout of 2004-05, Kolanos split his time between Germany and Finland before returning to the Coyotes in 2005-06.

After beginning the 2005-06 season with the Coyotes organization, Kolanos was acquired by the Edmonton Oilers, yet his stay his stay with the club was short lived as he soon after re-acquired by Phoenix. Despite being re-acquired by the Coyotes Kolanos was then off to Carolina and eventually would finish the 2005-06 season as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

On the international stage, Kolanos helped Canada capture Gold at the 2003 World Championships.

Kolanos was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Red Wings in the Summer of 2006.

As an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2009, Kolanos signed on with the Philadelphia Flyers.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Calgary Flames AAHA 24 24 35 59
1997-98 Calgary Buffaloes AMHL 34 34 43 77 29
1998-99 Calgary Royals AJHL 58 43 67 110 98
1999-00 Boston College Eagles H-East 42 16 16 32 48
2000-01 Boston College Eagles H-East 41 25 25 50 54
2001-02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 57 11 11 22 48 +6 2 0 0 0 6
2002-03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Canada WC-A 9 0 1 1 6 +1
2003-04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 41 4 6 10 24 -9
2003-04 Springfield Falcons AHL 32 10 11 21 38 -2
2004-05 Blues Espoo Finland 15 7 9 16 40
2004-05 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 7 3 2 5 16
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 9 2 1 3 2 +2
2005-06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 3 0 1 1 0 -3
2005-06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 0 0 0 2 -1
2005-06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 19 10 11 21 40 -4
2005-06 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 18 10 8 18 19 +5 11 2 0 2 16
2006-07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 17 6 6 12 8 +4
2006-07 SCL Tigers Langnau Swiss 14 2 9 11 48
2006-07 EV Zug Swiss 8 6 0 6 8
2007-08 Quad City Flames AHL 65 30 33 63 84 -16
2008-09 Minnesota Wild NHL 21 3 3 6 16 +3
2008-09 Houston Aeros AHL 45 31 20 51 42 +5 18 6 8 14 18
2009-10 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 27 9 6 15 22 -3
2010-11
2011-12 Abbotsford Heat AHL 47 30 31 61 47 +20 7 5 5 10 6
2011-12 Calgary Flames NHL 13 0 1 1 2 -1
2012-13 Abbotsford Heat AHL 53 18 22 40 63 -11
NHL Totals 149 20 22 42 94 2 0 0 0 6


AJHL First All-Star Team (1999)
AJHL Rookie of the Year (1999)
Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2000)
Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2001)
NCAA East Second All-American Team (2001)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2001)
Missed majority of 2002-03 due to head injury vs. Pittsburgh, March 20, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), October 25, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Krefeld (Germany), February 16, 2005. Claimed on waivers by Edmonton from Phoenix, November 11, 2005. Claimed on waivers by Phoenix from Edmonton, December 19, 2005. Traded to Carolina by Phoenix for Pavel Brendl, December 28, 2005. Traded to Pittsburgh by Carolina with Niklas Nordgren and Carolina's 2nd round choice (later traded to San Jose, later traded to Philadelphia - Philadelphia selected Kevin Marshall) in 2007 Entry Draft for Mark Recchi, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 15, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 11, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 23, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 and all of 2010-11 due to hip injury at Norfolk, January 16, 2010 and resulting surgery, February 16, 2010. Signed to PTO (professional tryout) contract by Abbotsford (AHL), October 11, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Abbotsford (AHL), November 12, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, February 1, 2012.