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Chris Kunitz

36-Year-Old Left Wing – Pittsburgh Penguins

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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

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Kunitz continued his offensive onslaught Monday, scoring one goal while assisting on another in a 6-2 victory over Anaheim.

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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 50 10 15 25 23 26 99 10.1 1 0 16:41 2 3 5 2:17 186 21
2015-16 Proj 36 NHL PIT 76 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Chris Kunitz

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Time On Ice Stats

16:41

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Chris Kunitz was on the ice for 16:41.

2:17

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Chris Kunitz was on the ice for 2:17 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 19:09 4:14
2014-15 17:53 3:15
2015-16 16:41 2:17

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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
2016-2Feb 8 ANA 1 1 2 4 2 0 0 0 6 16.7 3 1 17:00 1:04
2016-2Feb 6 @FLA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 0 21:16 3:31
2016-2Feb 5 @TAM 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 19:34 4:06
2016-2Feb 2 OTT 1 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 3 0 16:42 2:06
2016-1Jan 26 NJD Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 24 @WAS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 23 VAN Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 21 PHI 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 3 0 16:36 1:31
2016-1Jan 18 @STL 1 0 1 -2 4 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 1 20:20 3:58
2016-1Jan 17 CAR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 15:03 1:38
2016-1Jan 15 @TAM 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 3 0 19:06 2:19
2016-1Jan 12 @CAR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 18:35 1:44
2016-1Jan 9 @MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 5 1 16:41 1:53
2016-1Jan 6 @CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 16:43 1:36
2016-1Jan 5 CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 8 1 18:48 0:00
2016-1Jan 2 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 17:28 1:36
2015-12Dec 31 @DET 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 15:52 0:58
2015-12Dec 30 TOR 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 5 0 17:30 2:40
2015-12Dec 27 @WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 0 17:04 1:03
2015-12Dec 26 @MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:36 1:50
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2015-12Dec 21 CLM 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 5 0 13:53 1:59
2015-12Dec 19 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 18:28 1:02
2015-12Dec 18 BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 15:18 5:03
2015-12Dec 16 @BOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:33 2:37
2015-12Dec 14 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 8 0 19:03 2:06
2015-12Dec 11 LOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 10 1 20:19 2:10
2015-12Dec 9 @COL 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 17:12 1:13
2015-12Dec 6 @ANA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 7 1 19:11 2:27
2015-12Dec 5 @LOS 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 16:19 1:43
2015-12Dec 1 @SAN 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 1 16:32 2:10
2015-11Nov 28 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 9 0 17:44 0:55
2015-11Nov 27 @CLM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 13:37 2:53
2015-11Nov 25 STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 14:13 3:21
2015-11Nov 21 SAN 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 0 14:42 4:07
2015-11Nov 19 COL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 0 14:36 2:32
2015-11Nov 17 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 8 1 13:59 3:09
2015-11Nov 14 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 7 0 14:47 3:28
2015-11Nov 13 CLM 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 13:50 3:06
2015-11Nov 11 MON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 16:05 1:41
2015-11Nov 7 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 0 15:59 1:50
2015-11Nov 6 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 15:25 0:24
2015-11Nov 4 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 14:13 2:02
2015-10Oct 31 @TOR 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 2 0 12:55 3:12
2015-10Oct 29 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 13:45 0:00
2015-10Oct 28 @WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 1 13:19 1:24
2015-10Oct 24 @NAS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 0 17:24 5:27
2015-10Oct 22 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 2 19:37 5:05
2015-10Oct 20 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 0 19:02 2:32
2015-10Oct 17 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:38 3:02
2015-10Oct 15 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 16:05 0:45
2015-10Oct 13 MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 0 17:10 1:13
2015-10Oct 10 @ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 16:06 4:06
2015-10Oct 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 compiled his third straight multipoint effort with a pair of assists and was elevated to the team's top power-play unit Friday.

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Kunitz registered his ninth goal and added a pair of assists in a 6-5 victory over Ottawa on Tuesday.

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Kunitz (lower body) will play against Ottawa on Tuesday, Root Sports in Pittsburgh reports.

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Pens coach Mike Sullivan reiterated after Tuesday's morning skate that Kunitz (lower body) will be a game-time decision against Ottawa.

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Kunitz (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's tilt versus the Senators.

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Kunitz (lower body) will not play Tuesday against New Jersey.

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Kunitz (lower body) is considered a game-time call for Tuesday's game against the Devils.

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Contrary to earlier reports that indicated he would play, Kunitz (lower body) is not in the lineup Saturday against Vancouver.

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Kunitz (lower body) will play Saturday afternoon against the Canucks, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Kunitz suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against Philadelphia, and will be a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup with the Canucks as a result.

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Kunitz left Thursday's game after colliding with the Flyers' Claude Giroux and didn't return. Pens coach Mike Sullivan had no update on his injury following the game.

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Kunitz potted his third goal in four games Monday in St. Louis.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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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