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Chris Kunitz

36-Year-Old Left Wing – Pittsburgh Penguins

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Kunitz delivered a career year with 35 goals and 68 points two seasons ago, but the way he flagged down the stretch in combination with his advancing age foreshadowed last season's steep dropoff, as he shaved 28 points off his total despite playing in just four fewer games. ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   DOB: 9/26/1979   BORN: Regina, Saskatchewan   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Kunitz Contract Information:

Agreed to a three-year, $11.55 contract extension with Pittsburgh in June of 2013.

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Kunitz collected a goal and an assist in Game 5 on Sunday, but the Penguins would ultimately fall to the Lightning in overtime, 4-3.

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Chris Kunitz NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 26 69 19 22 41 16 71 149 12.8 2 1 5 0 5
2006-07 27 81 25 35 60 23 81 180 13.9 5 0 11 0 11
2007-08 28 82 21 29 50 8 80 196 10.7 6 1 7 0 7
2008-09 29 82 23 30 53 12 71 178 12.9 3 0 16:26 6 5 11 2:15 206 24
2009-10 30 50 13 19 32 3 39 131 9.9 0 1 16:26 2 5 7 2:19 112 15
2010-11 31 NHL PIT 66 23 25 48 18 47 133 17.3 2 1 18:17 7 4 11 4:33 155 14
2011-12 32 NHL PIT 82 26 35 61 16 49 230 11.3 3 0 18:19 6 12 18 3:53 180 28
2012-13 33 NHL PIT 48 22 30 52 30 39 113 19.5 5 0 18:01 9 7 16 5:00 104 13
2013-14 34 NHL PIT 78 35 33 68 25 66 218 16.1 8 0 19:09 13 9 22 4:14 157 25
2014-15 35 NHL PIT 74 17 23 40 2 56 170 10.0 5 1 17:53 9 7 16 3:15 211 29
2015-16 36 NHL PIT 80 17 23 40 29 41 150 11.3 1 0 16:49 2 4 6 2:35 264 33
2015-16 Proj 36 NHL PIT 76 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Chris Kunitz

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Chris Kunitz – Playing Time Overview

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

16:49

Average Time On Ice

On average, Chris Kunitz was on the ice for 16:49.

2:35

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Chris Kunitz was on the ice for 2:35 during power plays.

0:21

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Chris Kunitz was on the ice for 0:21 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 19:09 4:14 0:13
2014-15 17:53 3:15 0:09
2015-16 16:49 2:35 0:21

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Chris Kunitz
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Jun 12 @SAN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 1 14:35 0:26
Jun 9 SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 15:22 2:00
Jun 6 @SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 0 13:28 0:29
Jun 4 @SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 19:04 0:44
Jun 1 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 13:35 1:42
May 30 SAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 0 16:09 1:35
May 26 TAM 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 14:30 1:36
May 24 @TAM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:38 1:53
May 22 TAM 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 3 1 16:14 0:51
May 20 @TAM 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0 0 4 25.0 3 0 16:05 2:33
May 18 @TAM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 12:13 0:47
May 16 TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 9 0 15:53 2:02
May 13 TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 13:44 2:49
May 10 WAS 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 2 0.0 5 0 16:17 1:45
May 7 @WAS 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 2 0 15:58 1:53
May 4 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 1 14:00 0:00
May 2 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 14:00 1:42
Apr 30 @WAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 13:35 2:18
Apr 28 @WAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 10:45 0:00
Apr 23 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 0 12:05 0:39
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Apr 21 @NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 10:42 2:18
Apr 19 @NYR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 14:03 1:28
Apr 16 NYR 0 0 0 -1 7 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 11:47 1:32
Apr 13 NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 7 2 14:16 2:39
Apr 9 @PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 13:38 0:00
Apr 7 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:38 5:18
Apr 5 @OTT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 17:50 2:16
Apr 3 PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 17:41 1:44
Apr 2 @NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 16:08 1:45
Mar 31 NAS 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 3 0.0 3 1 16:23 2:46
Mar 29 BUF 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 18:23 2:12
Mar 27 @NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 20:23 1:01
Mar 26 @DET 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 10:18 1:41
Mar 24 NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 8 0 17:35 2:30
Mar 20 WAS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 5 0 17:10 4:11
Mar 19 @PHI 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 15:43 0:53
Mar 17 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 18:00 1:49
Mar 15 NYI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 5 0 19:32 2:40
Mar 13 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 5 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 17:24 3:24
Mar 11 @CLM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 0 16:18 0:35
Mar 8 @NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 18:20 1:49
Mar 6 @NJD 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 15:08 2:29
Mar 5 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 22:09 2:21
Mar 3 NYR 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 0 16:31 0:44
Mar 1 @WAS 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 17:19 0:16
Feb 29 ARI 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 13:48 2:33
Feb 27 WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 17:20 0:57
Feb 24 @BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 15:08 0:31
Feb 21 @BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:35 3:21
Feb 20 TAM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 14:27 0:00
Feb 18 DET 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 16:42 0:00
Feb 15 @FLA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 20:39 2:29
Feb 12 @CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 17:37 1:08
Feb 10 NYR 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:09 3:28
Feb 8 ANA 1 1 2 4 2 0 0 0 6 16.7 3 1 17:00 1:04
Feb 6 @FLA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 0 21:16 3:31
Feb 5 @TAM 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 19:34 4:06
Feb 2 OTT 1 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 3 0 16:42 2:06
Jan 26 NJD Did Not Play
Jan 24 @WAS Did Not Play
Jan 23 VAN Did Not Play
Jan 21 PHI 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 3 0 16:36 1:31
Jan 18 @STL 1 0 1 -2 4 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 1 20:20 3:58
Jan 17 CAR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 15:03 1:38
Jan 15 @TAM 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 3 0 19:06 2:19
Jan 12 @CAR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 18:35 1:44
Jan 9 @MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 5 1 16:41 1:53
Jan 6 @CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 16:43 1:36
Jan 5 CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 8 1 18:48 0:00
Jan 2 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 17:28 1:36
Dec 31 @DET 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 15:52 0:58
Dec 30 TOR 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 5 0 17:30 2:40
Dec 27 @WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 0 17:04 1:03
Dec 26 @MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:36 1:50
Dec 21 CLM 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 5 0 13:53 1:59
Dec 19 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 18:28 1:02
Dec 18 BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 15:18 5:03
Dec 16 @BOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:33 2:37
Dec 14 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 8 0 19:03 2:06
Dec 11 LOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 10 1 20:19 2:10
Dec 9 @COL 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 17:12 1:13
Dec 6 @ANA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 7 1 19:11 2:27
Dec 5 @LOS 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 16:19 1:43
Dec 1 @SAN 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 1 16:32 2:10
Nov 28 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 9 0 17:44 0:55
Nov 27 @CLM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 13:37 2:53
Nov 25 STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 14:13 3:21
Nov 21 SAN 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 0 14:42 4:07
Nov 19 COL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 0 14:36 2:32
Nov 17 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 8 1 13:59 3:09
Nov 14 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 7 0 14:47 3:28
Nov 13 CLM 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 13:50 3:06
Nov 11 MON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 16:05 1:41
Nov 7 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 0 15:59 1:50
Nov 6 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 15:25 0:24
Nov 4 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 14:13 2:02
Oct 31 @TOR 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 2 0 12:55 3:12
Oct 29 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 13:45 0:00
Oct 28 @WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 1 13:19 1:24
Oct 24 @NAS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 0 17:24 5:27
Oct 22 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 2 19:37 5:05
Oct 20 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 0 19:02 2:32
Oct 17 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:38 3:02
Oct 15 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 16:05 0:45
Oct 13 MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 0 17:10 1:13
Oct 10 @ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 16:06 4:06
Oct 8 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 2 19:09 1:53

Chris Kunitz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kunitz found twine on the power play in Game 4 on Friday, but the Penguins fell short of the Lightning, 4-3.

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Kunitz scored his second goal of the playoffs in Wednesday's 4-2 win at Tampa Bay.

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Kunitz scored a power-play goal in Saturday's Game 5 loss to the Capitals.

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Kunitz (ear) will play Saturday against the Capitals.

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Kunitz (ear), who skated Saturday, will be a game-time decision for Game 2.

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Kunitz (undisclosed) is day-to-day after being struck with a puck while sitting on the bench Thursday.

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Kunitz (upper body) will play in Sunday's game against the Rangers.

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Kunitz (upper body) took part in pregame warmups Sunday, a good sign for his availability against the Rangers, NBCSP reports.

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Kunitz opened the scoring for the Penguins in their 7-2 thrashing over the Red Wings on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, he also sustained an upper-body injury and will be a game-time decision for Sunday's road match against the Rangers.

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Kunitz scored for the third time in five games Saturday against Philadelphia. He also collected an assist in a 4-1 victory.

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Kunitz scored his 14th goal of the season -- and second in three games -- Tuesday against the Islanders.

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Kunitz registered a goal in Friday's 3-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2014-15

Kunitz set career highs in goals (35) and points (68) in 2013-14, but tailed off as the season progressed. The 35-year-old left winger totaled 55 points in 54 contests through January, but ended the campaign with only 13 points in his final 24 games. Furthermore, he produced just two power-play points during his slump. It's possible that the first-time Olympian simply wore down during the long season. He'll line up next to Sidney Crosby once again in 2014-15 and fellow linemate Pascal Dupuis will also return after missing much of last year. Even if Kunitz doesn't challenge his career numbers again, he's a good bet to reach the 50-point plateau.

2013-14

Kunitz eclipsed the point-per-game mark for the first time in 2012-13, netting 22 goals and 52 points in 48 contests. He also contributed with 16 power-play points (9G, 7A) and finished second among top-50 scorers with 104 hits. A late-season slowdown -- 13 points in his final 20 contests -- is a warning to fantasy owners not to overvalue him on draft day, however. Kunitz will likely skate with Sidney Crosby and Pascal Dupuis once again, giving him plenty of value as a multi-category player. That said, expecting more than 60 points out of the 34-year-old would probably be a mistake.

2012-13

Yet another Penguin who reached his career high in goals, Kunitz netted 26 while adding 35 assists and 18 power-play points in 2011-12. The muscle behind the Evgeni Malkin-James Neal line, the Regina, Saskatchewan native registered 180 hits, most among Pittsburgh forwards. He also finished third with 230 shots. Kunitz might be one of the lesser heralded fantasy assets in Pittsburgh, but he's a consistent threat in several fantasy categories. There's a chance he moves back onto a line with Sidney Crosby, but lining up with Malkin or Crosby is like picking between cake and ice cream. There's good reason to expect 55-60 points from Kunitz in 2012-13.

2011-12

Kunitz is an unheralded, injury-prone linemate of Sidney Crosby who has missed 48 games in the last two seasons. He scored 48 points (23 G, 25 A) in 66 contests in 2010-11 and figures to pick up points at a similar pace going forward. Kunitz's physical style lends itself to the monthly injury, so don't expect him to suit up on a nightly basis. At the same time, he's shown an ability to play alongside Crosby that few others have offered, making him a worthy fantasy selection. Kunitz also collected 155 hits in limited action, giving him added value in leagues that count such a statistic. Expect another 40-60 point season from Kunitz, just be ready to replace him whenever he gets hurt.

2010-11

Kunitz was slammed with injuries last season. He ended up needing surgery to correct an abdominal issue, sustained a torn groin, and was bothered by a bum shoulder. So, if Russian Roulette is your game, Kunitz could be the revolving ball that determines your do-or-die fate. On the right side of the bet he will showcase lengthy tears of offensive wonderment, but a bad gamble could mean that the myriad of injuries has crept back up and haunted his game. For what it's worth, Kunitz is coming off a stellar postseason in which he posted four goals and seven assists. Are you feeling lucky?

2009-10

Kunitz has scored somewhere between 21 and 25 goals in each of the last three seasons. He struggled with one goal in 24 playoff games last year, but that appears to be more likely a blip on the radar than a long-term problem. Kunitz's scoring rate with Pittsburgh last year -- 18 points in 20 regular season contests -- figures to fall off, but he still has a chance to eclipse his season-high point total of 60.

2008-09

Playing on Anaheim's top line offers Kunitz plenty of opportunities to produce, but that could change if Teemu Selanne is re-signed before the start of the season. Kunitz is a big part of the Ducks scoring output (21 G, 29 A last season) and playing along side of Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry along with plenty of power-play shifts means if he stays healthy he has a good shot of making a difference on your fantasy team and putting up numbers comparable to his 2006-07 breakout season when he had his first 25-goal campaign and along with 35 assists. Kunitz has played 80-plus games for three consecutive seasons, with 50-plus points twice during the span. With Getzlaf establishing himself as an elite playmaker and scorer, Kunitz can do nothing but ride those coattails and continue to improve, even if he bounces around between Getzlaf's line and Brendan Morrison's group.

2007-08

Kunitz had a breakout campaign last season, tallying 60 points (nearly 20 more than his previous season's output) while ranking fourth on the team in that department. He was just signed to a four-year contract extension so he should feel more comfortable knowing that the Ducks want him around and think of him as a big part of the team's success.

2006-07

Kunitz could be bumped from the Ducks' top line, depending on how the cards fall with Stanislav Chistov, so avoid expectations of anything more than 40-point season until his linemates are determined.

2005-06

Although he might make the team, Kunitz won't provide much fantasy value until he has some true NHL seasoning under his belt. We'll give him at least one full season before we give you any recommendations.

2004-05