Acquired by the Kings for depth in their playoff run, the team would fail to make it deep, losing in the first round to the San Jose Sharks. Fortunately there was an opening there on his team. [1] As a result, he moved within the AHL to Chicago's minor league affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. Missed three weeks, came back, and it just wasn't the same. I went there, and what the issue was, a lot of the times when you go there, you have to be OK to come into the country. In the 2010 playoffs, he added 14 points in 22 games, helping the Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup championship, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in the Finals. Versteeg continued playing in the AHL with the Blackhawks’ affiliates until making his NHL debut during the 2007-08 season. Due to salary cap restraints, the Blackhawks were forced to trade away several players in the off-season, including Versteeg. I took a lot for granted in my time in the NHL. [8] Acquired by the Kings for depth in their playoff run, the team would fail to make it deep, losing in the first round to the San Jose Sharks. Like, what is going on? It was like rock star stuff. (Basketball player that died in a plane crash); Bio, Basketball Career, Marriage, Sexual assault case, Death, networth. [17] He last played for the IceHogs during the 2007–08 season and the team was still affiliated with the Blackhawks. Kris was drafted 134th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins after a four-year Western Hockey League (WHL) career (spanning from 2002–03 to 2005–06 spent with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Kamloops Blazers and the Red Deer Rebels).

I knew with everything going on in the end of my career, that it was going to be a possibility. They gave me an opportunity to come home at the end of my NHL career, and prove that I could still play at a decent level, and help and compete, and I really tried to give everything I had left to my hometown. You do see the passion and demand is high. Versteeg won Stanley cups with the Chicago Blackhawks in both 2010 and 2015. It's like, oh boy. But at the end of the day, it was an amazing experience. I think I had 48 points, and then I tore my hip really bad. Tried to play a couple more games, and just couldn't do it.

Finishing the season with 22 goals and 53 points, second in rookie scoring to Bobby Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks, he was nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year along with Ryan and goaltender Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets for his efforts. 2008-2009 : nommé dans l'équipe d'étoiles des recrues de la LNH. The 2010 Championship was the highlight of my career. Avant le début de la saison, il échoue son examen médical et voit son contrat être résilié par l'équipe suisse. She went to the University of Western Ontario, got a bachelor’s in Health Sciences. He scored six goals that postseason -- including two game-winners -- and 14 points in 22 games. He's someone, obviously with his foundation, trying to feed children and do it in a natural way, having your own garden, things like that. [3], Versteeg's offensive production dropped in his second full NHL season, recording 20 goals and 44 points over 79 games.

Because it's not like that with the guys now. I showed up and I got a really bad stomach bug. Versteeg: Well, let's just say it wasn't the coronavirus that did it to me. Thank you to every organization I was able to play for. 1 sport. Dale Tallon also took a chance on me and gave me multiple opportunities throughout my career.

The guy plays 24, 25 minutes. I remember countless times, he would tell me if I had the puck there was someone else who should have it. Finishing the season with 22 goals and 53 points, second in rookie scoring to Bobby Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks, he was nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year along with Ryan and goaltender Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets for his efforts. And he is serious, and in his own bubble he is driven, and there's nothing like it. And the guys on the team were great. He's going to have many avenues he can choose. He was one guy I loved to pick at, from my first game to my last, and I still troll him hard on Instagram. They are my real heroes for keeping me and my brothers in the rinks and off the streets. Versteeg was a guest on ESPN on Ice this week to discuss bouncing around Europe the last few years of his career, why the Blackhawks and the fans in Chicago developed such a strong relationship (especially at the bars), and what makes Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane both unique -- and maybe misunderstood. I could thank you guys for a thousand things, but it all leads back to saying thank you for the hockey stick. Versteeg played his first full season with the Blackhawks in 2008–09. I want to thank the Chicago Blackhawks’ entire organization, from top to bottom, especially including the fans. We were just out having beers, and there were probably five or six hundred people just standing there watching us drink beers. Right now, he's a hockey player. Included in the group will be his wife, Brittany, and three children, 4-year-old Jaxson, 3-year-old Maddox and 4-month-old Brynn. After appearing in just six games through injury, he announced he was leaving the team on November 17, 2019. Versteeg: My brother has been there.

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So I really had no complaints.

Me and Dale Tallon had a great relationship.

Kris Versteeg announced his retirement from professional hockey on Tuesday. On September 9, 2016, he returned to continue his career in the NHL in agreeing to join the Edmonton Oilers at their training camp on a Professional Try Out (PTO). I think those are amazing things he's doing. On June 15, 2015, Versteeg won his second Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in a 2-0 Game 6 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. Watch the replay here » How did you end up there? I just created my buyer persona in minutes with @HubSpot's cool new #MakeMyPersona tool, try it out here, Police officer shot at the back of his head He has developed a reputation within the NHL for his habit of singing in public as evidenced by his recitation of a portion of Fergie's "Glamorous" on "Mouthpiece Sports" as well as performing an altered version of LMFAO's "Yes" during the Chicago Blackhawks' victory parade.

I played with so many great players and coaches that I try to turn everything onto them. 33-year-old Kris Versteeg announced his retirement after amassing 149 goals and 209 assists in 643 regular-season games as well as 18 goals and 30 assists in 93 playoffs games. Kristopher Royse Versteeg was born May 13, 1986, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. But the guys after Jordan, the guys like [Patrick] Kane and [Jonathan] Toews felt like Scottie Pippen and Steve Kerr and those guys. Kris resides in Brooklin, Ontario with his family. Kris made his professional debut, playing in the final 13 games of the 2005–06 season with Boston's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Providence Bruins. In his second full season with the Blackhawks, he helped the club win the Stanley Cup in 2010. At times, it might poke certain bears, politically.