Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chuck Kobasew
Chuck Kobasew was born April 17, 1982 in Osoyoos, British Columbia. The 1st choice, 14th overall selection of the Calgary Flames in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Kobasew is a graduate of the BCJHL where he was a First Team All-Star in 2000 as well as the Interior Division MVP.

Following two solid seasons in the BCJHL with Penticton, Kobasew spent one year at Boston College where he was a Hockey East Second Team All-Star, the Hockey East Rookie of the Year, a member of the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team and the NCAA Championship Tournament MVP while leading Boston College to the 2001 NCAA Championship.

Even with all the success he had with Boston College in his Freshman year, Kobasew felt he would be better off joining the WHL's Kelowna Rockets in 2001-02. The Osoyoos, British Columbia native spent one season with Kelowna before making his professional debut in 2002-03. In his rookie season with the Flames, Kobasew played in 23 games while seeing most of his action with the team's AHL affiliate in Saint John where he registered 33 points (21-12-33) in 48 games before becoming earning a regular roster spot in 2003-04.

Kobasew became a regular in the Flames line-up in the 2005-06 NHL regular season and produced 31 points. However, the following season Kobasew would only tally 4 goals in his first 40 games. As a result, the Flames dealt the right winger with Andrew Ference to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau in February of 2007.

Though his time is Boston was successful and productive, it would also prove to be short-lived. Early in the 2009-10 season, Kobasew was shipped to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defenseman Craig Weller and a draft pick.

After two seasons in Minnesota in which he scored nine goals in each, Kobasew was once again a free agent in the summer of 2011. On July 1 he inked a deal with the Colorado Avalanche.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Osoyoos Heat KIJHL 6 2 2 4 2
1998-99 Osoyoos Heat KIJHL 23 25 24 49
1998-99 Penticton Panthers BCHL 30 11 17 28 18
1999-00 Penticton Panthers BCHL 58 54 52 106 83
2000-01 Boston College Eagles H-East 43 27 22 49 38
2001-02 Kelowna Rockets WHL 55 41 21 62 114 -1 15 10 5 15 22
2001-02 Canada WJC-A 7 5 1 6 2 +1
2002-03 Calgary Flames NHL 23 4 2 6 8 -3
2002-03 Saint John Flames AHL 48 21 12 33 61 -5
2003-04 Calgary Flames NHL 70 6 11 17 51 -12 26 0 1 1 24
2004-05 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 79 38 37 75 110 +37 11 6 3 9 27
2005-06 Calgary Flames NHL 77 20 11 31 64 -10 7 1 0 1 0
2006-07 Calgary Flames NHL 40 4 13 17 37 +7
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 10 1 1 2 25 -6
2007-08 Boston Bruins NHL 73 22 17 39 29 +6
2008-09 Boston Bruins NHL 68 21 21 42 56 +5 11 3 3 6 14
2009-10 Boston Bruins NHL 7 0 1 1 2 -2
2009-10 Minnesota Wild NHL 42 9 5 14 16 -9
2010-11 Minnesota Wild NHL 63 9 7 16 19 -6
2011-12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 58 7 7 14 51 -10
2012-13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 37 5 4 9 21 +6
NHL Totals 568 108 100 208 379 44 4 4 8 38


BCHL First All-Star Team (2000)
BCHL Interior Division MVP (2000)
Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2001)
Hockey East Rookie of the Year (2001)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2001)
NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (2001)
AHL First All-Star Team (2005)
Rights traded to Kelowna (WHL) by Prince George (WHL) for Chuck Di Ubaldo and future considerations, August 1, 2001.
Left Boston College (Hockey East) and signed with Kelowna (WHL), August 13, 2001. Traded to Boston by Calgary with Andrew Ference for Brad Stuart, Wayne Primeau and Washington's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected T.J. Brodie) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 10, 2007. Traded to Minnesota by Boston for Craig Weller, Alexander Fallstrom and Minnesota's 2nd round choice (Alexander Khokhlachev) in 2011 Entry Draft, October 18, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2011.