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Chris Pusey
Chris Pusey
Goaltender
Number: 31
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180
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Born: Jun 20, 1965
Birthplace: Brantford, ON, Canada
Drafted: DET / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (106th overall)
Chris Pusey drew the attention of NHL scouts as the backup goaltender of his hometown OHL team. As a result, Detroit used the 106th pick in the 1983 NHL entry draft on Pusey. He returned to junior hockey the next two seasons as the main goaltender for Brantford in 1983-84 and Hamilton in 1984-85.Pusey was moved up to the Detroit' s American Hockey League club in Adirondack in 1985. Chris would have remained there the whole season apart from two things: Eddie Mio's knee and Greg Stefan's suspension.

Eddie Mio was in nets for the Detroit Red Wings game against the Winnipeg Jets. In the first period Mio went down to block a shot and felt something give in his knee. Corrado Micalef finished the game and Chris Pusey was promoted to the NHL following the game. Chris had to be wondering what he was in for with the Red Wings. On the way to their game in Minnesota aboard a DC9, the right engine turbine failed shortly after takeoff forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. Detroit did make it to the game but lost 10-1.

On October 19, 1985, Chris Pusey appeared in his first and only NHL game. Micalef got off to a shaky start against the Chicago Black Hawks by allowing three goals in the first period. Pusey was brought in to start the second period. During that frame he stopped 3 shots while Detroit pulled to within one goal. In the third period Marc Bergevin scored his first NHL goal off Pusey, while Ed Olczyk and Curt Fraser ended any chance of a Detroit comeback. Pusey returned to Adirondack the next week. Chris played 33 games in the AHL before leaving for the International Hockey League. Upon his release from the Detroit system, he toiled for a number of teams before retiring, as a player in 1992.

Chris has kept active since through his involvement in triathlon competitions and running event. In 2001 he was lured back to hockey through his involvement with the Dundas Real McCoys, an OHA senior team. The club reached the final four in the Allan Cup tournament but Pusey did not reside in the nets. Instead of being the goaltender, Chris Pusey appeared as a defenseman. Unfortunately, the team was not able to hoist the Cup.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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