Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Dahlquist
Chris Dahlquist honed his hockey skills playing in the NCAA where he was a member of the Lake Superior State team for four years from 1981 to 1985. He played in no less than 35 games in each season and was counted on as a steady influence on the defense.

In 1985 he signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In five games he had a goal and two assists. The bulk of the season was spent with the AHL's Baltimore Skipjacks where he appeared in 65 games, scoring four goals and 21 assists for 25 points. The following year he managed to get in 19 games with the Penguins, mostly filling in for other injured players. It was not until the 1987-88 season that Dahlquist managed to get in 44 games with Pittsburgh.

In 1989-90, Dahlquist suited up for 62 games, scoring four goals and ten assists, his most productive NHL season from an offensive point of view. Midway through the 1990-91 campaign, Dahlquist was dealt to the Minnesota North Stars. Ironically, the Penguins and the North Stars would meet in the Stanley Cup finals that year, with Dahlquist's former club coming out on top. He was on the team's playoff roster for 23 games that year, scoring one goal and six assists.

The 1991-92 season saw Dahlquist suit up for 74 games with the North Stars, the first time in his career he had played in more than 70 games in a season. He would match that the next two years in Calgary, playing in 74 and 77 games, respectively.

After two seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Dahlquist's NHL career came to an end after the 1995-96 season. He played in a total of 532 games, scoring 19 goals and 71 assists for 90 points and 488 minutes in penalties.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Lake Superior State CCHA 39 4 10 14 62
1982-83 Lake Superior State CCHA 35 0 12 12 63
1983-84 Lake Superior State CCHA 40 4 19 23 76
1984-85 Lake Superior State CCHA 32 4 10 14 18
1985-86 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 1 2 3 2 +1
1985-86 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 65 4 21 25 64
1986-87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 19 0 1 1 20 -2
1986-87 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 51 1 16 17 50
1987-88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 44 3 6 9 69 +3
1988-89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 43 1 5 6 42 -8 2 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 10 3 6 9 14
1989-90 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 62 4 10 14 56 -2
1989-90 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 6 1 1 2 8
1989-90 United States WEC-A 10 1 0 1 18
1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 22 1 2 3 30 0
1990-91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 42 2 6 8 33 -1 23 1 6 7 20
1991-92 Minnesota North Stars NHL 74 1 13 14 68 -10 7 0 0 0 6
1992-93 Calgary Flames NHL 74 3 7 10 66 0 6 3 1 4 4
1993-94 Calgary Flames NHL 77 1 11 12 52 +5 1 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Ottawa Senators NHL 46 1 7 8 36 -30
1995-96 Ottawa Senators NHL 24 1 1 2 14 -7
1995-96 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 38 4 8 12 50 2 1 3 4 0
1996-97 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 18 1 4 5 26
NHL Totals 532 19 71 90 488 39 4 7 11 30


Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, May 7, 1985. Traded to Minnesota by Pittsburgh with Jim Johnson for Larry Murphy and Peter Taglianetti, December 11, 1990. Claimed by Calgary from Minnesota in NHL Waiver Draft, October 4, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 4, 1994.
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