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Chris Kotsopoulos
Chris Kotsopoulos
Defenseman
Number: 29
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 215
Shoots:
Born: Nov 27, 1958
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Hometown: Scarborough, Ontario
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on June 23, 1989.
Rugged defenseman Chris Kotsopoulos played nearly 500 games in the NHL during the 1980s. When he was on top of his game, "Kotsy" was one of the top defensive blueliners in the NHL with a mean streak to boot.

The native of Scarborough played a year of junior with the Windsor Spitfires of the OHA in 1975-76. The next year he enrolled at Acadia University but didn't suit up for the varsity hockey team until the following season. After leaving school Kotsopoulos spent two years in the minors before he was signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers.

As a rookie in 1980-81, Kotsopoulos recorded 16 points and demonstrated a willingness to play physically in his own end. Before the start of the next season, he was traded to the Hartford Whalers as part of the package assembled to acquire speedy forward Mike Rogers. Kotsopoulos spent four years with the Whalers but, when the team became deep on the blueline in the mid 1980s, he was shipped to the Toronto Maple Leafs for checking forward Stu Gavin.

Kotsopoulos helped to stabilize the Leafs' erratic young defensive brigade and the team reached the second round of the playoffs in 1986 and 1987. When he no longer fit into Toronto's plans, Kotsopoulos signed with the Detroit Red Wings as defensive insurance. After playing only two NHL games in Motown and a handful of AHL contests, he retired in 1990.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80