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Chuck Kobasew
Chuck Kobasew
Right Wing
Number: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 192
Shoots: Right
Born: Apr 17, 1982
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Acquired: Acquired by Minnesota from Boston in exchange for Craig Weller, a 2011 second round pick and the rights to Alexander Fallstrom, Oct. 18, 2009.
Drafted: CGY / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (14th overall)
Has tallied 185 points (96-89=185) and 307 PIM in 473 career NHL contests during eight seasons with Calgary, Boston and Minnesota…Collected 49 points (27-22=49) in 43 games with Boston College in 2000-01 and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Frozen Four, helping the Eagles claim the 2001 NCAA championship.

Notched 16 points (9-7=16) in 63 games…Tallied two points (1-1=2) at CHI (1/25)...Collected two points (1-1=2) and +2 rating at CGY (1/19)...Recorded GWG at PIT (1/8)...Scored a goal in three straight games (12/27-12/31) for fourth time in career...Notched goal, assist and five shots at CBJ (12/27)...Tallied goal for first point of season vs. WSH (10/28) and skated season-high 19:07 TOI...Missed 14 games with groin injury (11/5-12/3), two games with flu (3/2, 3/3), one game with a leg injury (3/29), and one game due to personal reasons (4/7).

Was acquired by Minnesota from Boston in exchange for Craig Weller, a 2011 second round pick and the rights to Alexander Fallstrom, Oct. 18…Played in 42 Wild games and totaled 14 points on nine goals and five assists…Registered two multi-point games and one three-point outing… Played in seven games with the Bruins and tallied one assist…Skated a season-high 22:32 and scored a goal at CGY (4/8)…Posted his second multi-goal game of the season, scoring twice vs. CGY (3/21)…Scored four goals over a four-game span (3/16-3/21)…Notched GWG vs. EDM (3/17)… Skated in 400th NHL game at DET (3/11)…Recorded an assist in three of four games (12/17-12/23)…Recorded the Wild’s 14th hat trick and the second of his career (both against COL) with three goals vs. COL (11/27), becoming the sixth Wild player to accomplish the feat... Scored his first goal of the season, and first as a member of the Wild at STL (10/23)…Missed a total of 32 games due to injury…Missed four games (11/12-11/25) with an upper body injury… Was sidelined 23 games (12/26-3/3) with a knee injury…missed five games (3/26-4/8) with a knee injury.

Set new career highs in assists (21) and points (42)...Reached the 20-goal mark for the third time in his career...Had seven multi-point games, all two-point efforts including two two-goal games...Had two six-game point streaks, from 11/19-29 (4-3=7) and 3/15-31 (3-3=6)...Played his 300th NHL game vs. BUF (11/19)...Missed 14 games to injury (fractured leg, back)...Added six points (3-3=6) in 11 playoff games, including a 1-1=2 effort in game six vs. CAR (5/12).

Scored a career-high 22 goals in reaching the 20-goal mark for the second time in his career... Had eight multi-point games, including matching his career high for points in a game with a 2-1=3 effort at TOR (11/20)...Had a five-game point streak 1/24-2/5 (2-4=6 totals) and a fourgame point streak 3/13-20 (3-2=5 totals)...Took three shootout shots (no goals)...Scored four of Boston’s seven empty net goals on the season...Recorded his 100th NHL point with an assist vs. NSH (1/29)...Missed nine games to injury (back, groin, fractured tibia).

Began the season in Calgary with 4-13=17 totals and 37 PIM in 40 Flames games before his Feb. 10 trade to Boston...Added 1-1=2 totals in 10 Bruins games...Had four multi-point games, all two-point efforts...Had a four-game point streak from 10/14-24 (2-3=5 totals)...Had a threegame point streak from 11/28-12/5 (2-3=4 totals)...Played his first game as a Bruin vs. COL (3/6) and scored his first points as a Bruin with a 1-1=2 effort at DET (3/11)...Missed 32 games to injuries (concussion, elbow, post-concussion symptoms).


Recorded his first 20-goal season while playing in a career-high 77 games...Had six multi-point games, including his first career hat trick scored at COL (1/24), which was a career-high for goals and points in a game...Took his first career penalty shot, unsuccessful against Vancouver’s Alex Auld (11/7)...Played his 100th NHL game vs. PHX (10/17)...Missed five games to injury... Scored his first career playoff goal (GWG) at ANA (4/25).

Played the season with Lowell (AHL) with 38-37=75 totals and 110 PIM in 79 games...Set a team record in goals and finished second in the club’s scoring race...Tied for the AHL lead in plus/minus (+37) and led the AHL in GWG (12).

Played his first full NHL season...Had two multi-point games, both two-assist efforts...Had points in consecutive games twice, 10/28-29 (1-2=3 totals) and 2/26-29 (2-0=2 totals)...Missed eight games to injury...Played in all 26 postseason games as the Flames advanced to the Stanley Cup Final where they fell to Tampa Bay...Played his first NHL playoff game at VAN (4/7) and recorded his first NHL playoff point with an assist at SJ (5/9).

Split his first pro season between Calgary and their AHL affiliate in Saint John...Had 4-2=6 totals with eight PIM in 23 Calgary games...Had one multi-point game, a 1-1=2 effort at NYI (11/4)...Had a three-game point streak from 10/14-19 (2-1=3 totals)...Played his first NHL game vs. VAN (10/10) and scored his first NHL point with the GWG at VAN (10/14)... Had 21-12=33 totals with 61 PIM in 48 Saint John games, including 12 multi-point efforts.

Played one season of junior hockey in Kelowna/WHL with 41-21=62 totals and 114 PIM in 55 games with the Rockets... Had a 14-game point streak that season (11-9=20), including a hat trick in his first career junior game, Oct. 3, 2001 in Portland.

Played the 2000-01 season at Boston College with 27-22=49 totals and 38 PIM in 43 career college games...Finished second in Hockey East in goals that season and was named Hockey East Rookie of the Year and a Hockey East Second Team All-Star...Won an NCAA championship with the Eagles and was named the Frozen Four tournament Most Valuable Player and to the All-Tournament Team.

Won a Silver Medal with Team Canada at the 2002 World Junior Championship (5-1=6 totals in seven games).

Acquired by Minnesota from Boston in exchange for Craig Weller, a 2011 second round pick and the rights to Alexander Fallstrom, Oct. 18, 2009…Acquired by Boston with Andrew Ference from Calgary in exchange for Brad Stuart, Wayne Primeau and a 2008 fourth round pick (T. J. Brodie), Feb. 10, 2007…Originally selected by Calgary in the first round (14th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Chuck James Kobasew and his wife, Krissy, have two daughters, Shae and Rylee…The family resides in Vernon, British Columbia, in the offseason…Nickname is “Chucky”…Enjoys playing golf in his free time…Lists playing in the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals with Calgary as his most memorable hockey moment…Says his parents and minor hockey coaches are the people that most inspired his hockey career…Lists the birth of his two daughters as his most memorable moments away from hockey…Lance Armstrong and Eddie Vedder are the two people he would most like to meet…His favorite part of hockey is winning…Lists Fogo de Chao and Origami as his favorite restaurants in the Twin Cities…Last book he read was “Every Second Counts” and favorite magazine is Wine Spectator…Says sushi is his favorite food…Favorite television show is “24,” favorite movie is “The Hangover” and favorite bands are Pearl Jam and Theory of a Deadman…Lists Colorado as his favorite team to play…2010 Honorary Chairman of the Sandman Harvest Celebrity Golf Classic in Kelowna, B.C....Tournament helps medically, emotionally, physically and financially disadvantaged children living in the Okanagan Valley.
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