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Chad Kolarik
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
F. Teams
New York Rangers
Connecticut Whale (AHL)
Columbus Blue Jackets
Born January 26 1986 (1986-01-26) (age 30),
Abington, PA, USA
NHL Draft 199th overall, 2004
Phoenix Coyotes
Pro Career 2008 – present


Chad Kolarik (born January 26, 1986 in Abington, Pennsylvania) is a professional ice hockey right wing currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.

He married University of Michigan gymnastic great Kylee Botterman in August 2011 in Botterman's hometown of Chicago, Illinois.

Playing careerEdit

Kolarik was drafted 199th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. Chad then attended the University of Michigan. After completing his senior year with the Wolverines in the 2007–08 season, Chad then signed a three-year entry level contract with the Coyotes on April 13, 2008.[1] He was then assigned to affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL for the Calder Cup playoffs.

On March 3, 2010, Kolarik was traded from the Coyotes to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Alexandre Picard.[2] He made his NHL debut for the Blue Jackets on April 5, 2010 against the St. Louis Blues.[3]

On November 11, 2010, Kolarik was traded from the Blue Jackets to the New York Rangers in exchange for Dane Byers.[3] He earned his first NHL point for the Rangers with an assist on a goal by Brandon Prust against the Carolina Hurricanes on January 20, 2011.[4][5]

Awards and achievementsEdit

  • 2007–08 CCHA First All-Star Team
  • 2007–08 NCAA West Second All-American Team

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 USNTDP NAHL 44 16 22 38 43
2003–04 USNTDP NAHL 10 3 4 7 4
2004–05 University of Michigan CCHA 42 18 17 35 53
2005–06 University of Michigan CCHA 41 12 26 38 30
2006–07 University of Michigan CCHA 41 18 27 45 24
2007–08 University of Michigan CCHA 39 30 26 56 24
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 7 4 2 6 0
2008–09 San Antonio Rampage AHL 76 20 30 50 47
2009–10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 59 17 18 35 41
2009–10 Syracuse Crunch AHL 17 9 6 15 14
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Springfield Falcons AHL 13 4 6 10 18
2010–11 Hartford Wolf Pack/CT Whale AHL 36 17 14 31 36 3 3 2 5 0
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 4 0 1 1 2
NHL totals 6 0 1 1 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. Coyotes sign Chad Kolarik to entry level contract. Phoenix Coyotes (2008-04-13). Retrieved on 2010-03-28.
  2. Blue Jackets acquire Matt Rust and Chad Kolarik in a pair of deals. Columbus Blue Jackets (2010-03-03). Retrieved on 2010-03-28.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rangers obtain Kolarik from Jackets. New York Rangers. Retrieved on 2011-01-20.
  4. Rangers Ward-ed off by a hot goalie. newyorkrangers.com. Retrieved on 2011-01-21.
  5. Carolina 4, NY Rangers 1. Yahoo!. Retrieved on 2011-01-20.

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