| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
206 lb (94 kg)
| NHL Team|
| Phoenix Coyotes|
|Born|| February 19 1986,|
Westlock, AB, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 18th overall, 2004|
|Pro Career||2006 – present|
Kyle Douglas Glen Chipchura (born February 19, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League, an affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes. He was selected in the first round, 18th overall of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.
Chipchura began his major junior career with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2002–03. Following his second season with the Raiders, he was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens. On March 25, 2006, Chipchura was signed to a three-year entry level contract by the Canadiens and joined AHL affiliate the Hamilton Bulldogs to complete the 2005–06 season. In 2006–07, Chipchura remained with the Bulldogs. After posting 39 point in the regular season, Chipchura added a further 6 goals and 13 points in the playoffs to help Hamilton capture the Calder Cup.
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
Chipchura attended Team Canada's selection camp prior to the 2005 World Junior Championships and was expected to make the team despite being only 18 (players up to 20 years old are eligible for the tournament). During practice with the Raiders, however, he suffered a severed Achilles tendon and was not able to be selected as a member of the gold-medal-winning Canadian team.
The following year, Chipchura was invited to try out again for the 2006 World Junior Championships. After being selected for the Canadian team, Chipchura was named team captain by head coach Brent Sutter on December 16, 2005.
Career statistics Edit
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|2002–03||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||63||9||21||30||89||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||64||15||33||48||118||6||2||4||6||12|
|2004–05||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||28||14||18||32||32||14||4||7||11||25|
|2005–06||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||59||21||34||55||81||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||13||7||3||10||28|
|Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick|
| Succeeded by|
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