After 17 NHL seasons, veteran left-wing Chris Kunitz has decided to hang up his skates. Though not before winning the Stanley Cup 4 times and playing 1022 National Hockey League games.
Kunitz spent most of his first five years playing for the Ducks out in Anaheim. He did play a couple of game for Atlanta after being claimed off of waivers by the Thrasher.
In the middle of the 2008-2009 season, the Anaheim Ducks and Pittsburgh Penguins came to an agreement that sent Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi to Pittsburgh in exchange for defenseman Ryan Whitney.
Four-time Stanley Cup champion as a student of the game.— NHL (@NHL) July 30, 2019
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An ordinary left-winger to some, but a hero to the fans of Pittsburgh. During game 7 of the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals, Kunitz took a shot in double overtime that sent the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup Finals, in which they later went on to win.
After winning his third Stanley Cup in Pittsburgh and his fourth of his career, Kunitz left Pittsburgh to continue his playing career in Tampa and then in Chicago.
During his 17 year career, Kunitz scored 268 goals and notched 351 assists for 619 total regular-season points. Kunitz also scored 93 points in 178 postseason games.
According to Chicago news, Kunitz has taken a front-office role with the Chicago Blackhawks.