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Kris Draper
Kris Draper March 2007
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
188 lb (85 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Detroit Red Wings
Winnipeg Jets
Nationality Canada
Born May 24 1971 (1971-05-24) (age 45),
Toronto, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 62nd overall, 1989
Winnipeg Jets
Pro Career 1989 – 2011

Kristopher "Kris" Draper (born May 24, 1971) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player that played for the Winnipeg Jets (1972-1996) and Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Draper was a four-time winner of the Stanley Cup, a Frank J. Selke Trophy winner and has scored over 100 goals in a Red Wings uniform. Draper was a member of the famous Grind Line in Detroit, consisting of himself, Kirk Maltby and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty. The line was reunited with the return of McCarty to the Wings in the 2007–08 season.

Playing careerEdit

Drafted 62nd overall in the 1989 Draft by the Winnipeg Jets, Draper did not see much NHL action in his early years. He is a rarity in that he played in the American Hockey League (AHL) and NHL before playing junior in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). After playing just 20 games in the 4 seasons since he was drafted, he was traded to Detroit in 1993 for a dollar. Draper would quickly become a valuable fixture in Detroit's rotation, and he began his reputation as the "One Dollar Man."

Kris draper

On May 29, 1996, during game six of the Western Conference Finals of the 1996 playoffs, Draper was checked from behind into the boards at the end of the players bench by Colorado Avalanche player Claude Lemieux. The hit forced Draper face first into the dasher (the top edge of the boards), causing him to suffer a broken jaw, broken nose, broken cheekbone, and a concussion. When the Wings and Avalanche met again on March 26, 1997, play was very physical between the two teams, and the anger over the injuries to Draper set off a massive brawl between the two teams.

Draper did not have a breakout season offensively until 2003–04, when he scored 24 goals and 40 points, helping Detroit win the Presidents' Trophy. Draper won the Selke Trophy at the season's end as best defensive forward. He was named an alternate captain during the 2006–07 season. Draper was selected to play for Team Canada at the 2006 Olympics. On October 25, 2007 Draper signed a three-year, $4.75-million contract extension with the team. He will earn $1.85 million in 2008–09, $1.65 million in 2009–10, and $1.25 million in the 2010-11 campaign—for a salary cap hit value up $1.58-million.

On March 17, 2009, Draper became the fifth person to play 1,000 games in a Red Wing uniform—a feat accomplished only by Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, Steve Yzerman, and Nicklas Lidström.


AwardsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 3 1 0 1 5
1991–92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 10 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 7 0 0 0 2
1993–94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 39 5 8 13 31 7 2 2 4 4
1994–95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 36 2 6 8 22 18 4 1 5 12
1995–96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 52 7 9 16 32 18 4 2 6 18
1996–97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 8 5 13 73 20 2 4 6 12
1997–98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 64 13 10 23 45 19 1 3 4 12
1998–99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 4 14 18 79 10 0 1 1 6
1999–00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 51 5 7 12 28 9 2 0 2 6
2000–01 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 8 17 25 38 6 0 1 1 2
2001–02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 15 15 30 56 23 2 3 5 20
2002–03 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 14 21 35 82 4 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 67 24 16 40 31 12 1 3 4 6
2005–06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 10 22 32 58 6 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 14 15 29 58 18 2 0 2 24
2007–08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 65 9 8 17 68 22 3 1 4 10
2008–09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 7 10 17 40 8 1 0 1 0
2009–10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 7 15 22 28 12 0 0 0 16
NHL totals 1111 155 198 353 778 214 24 21 45 158

International playEdit

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Draper prior to a faceoff against the Calgary Flames.

Played for Canada in:

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 Canada n/a 60 11 15 26 16
1989–90 Canada n/a 61 12 22 34 44
1989 Canada WJC 7 0 2 2 4
1990 Canada WJC 7 1 3 4 0
2000 Canada WC 3 1 0 1 0
2001 Canada WC 7 1 2 3 0
2003 Canada WC 9 0 3 3 10
2004 Canada WCH 5 2 2 4 2
2005 Canada WC 9 0 2 2 6
Senior Int'l Totals 33 4 9 13 18

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Preceded by
Jere Lehtinen
Winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy
2004
Succeeded by
Rod Brind'Amour (2006)
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