Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chad Kilger
Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Kilger is a graduate of the CJHL's Cornwall Colts and played two years with the OHL's Kingston Frontenacs. After scoring 42 goals in 65 games in 1994-95 he was chosen 4th overall by Anaheim at the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He scored 12 points in 45 games as a rookie in 1995-96 then was traded to Winnipeg as part of the package assembled to acquire star forward Teemu Selanne. Kilger stayed with franchise when it moved to Phoenix in 1996 but also saw some time in minors with te team AHL affiliate in Springfield.

When it seemed like his career was stalled, Kilger was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks late in 1997-98. He played well and scored eleven points in the last 22 games of the season but the Hawks were short on talent, stability, and wins at this time. Kilger began the 1998-99 season in Chicago but was moved to Edmonton prior to the March trade deadline, however he never fit in with the speedy Oilers.

After scoring only seven points in his first 34 games of the 2000-01 schedule, Kilger was traded to the Montreal Canadiens. Upon his arrival, Kilger played some of the most inspired hockey of his career with the Habs. Kilger recorded 25 points in 43 games and went on to play parts of three more seasons with Montreal before being claimed off of waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2004 trade deadline.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Cornwall Colts ON-Jr.A 55 30 36 66 26 6 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 66 17 35 52 23 6 7 2 9 8
1994-95 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 65 42 53 95 95 6 5 2 7 10
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 45 5 7 12 22 -2
1995-96 Winnipeg Jets NHL 29 2 3 5 12 -2 4 1 0 1 0
1996-97 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 24 4 3 7 13 -5
1996-97 Springfield Falcons AHL 52 17 28 45 36 16 5 7 12 56
1997-98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 10 0 1 1 4 -2
1997-98 Springfield Falcons AHL 35 14 14 28 33 -8
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 22 3 8 11 6 +2
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 64 14 11 25 30 -1
1998-99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 13 1 1 2 4 -3 4 0 0 0 4
1999-00 Edmonton Oilers NHL 40 3 2 5 18 -6 3 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 7 4 2 6 4 -1
2000-01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 34 5 2 7 17 -7
2000-01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43 9 16 25 34 -1
2001-02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 75 8 15 23 27 -7 12 0 1 1 9
2002-03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 60 9 7 16 21 -4
2003-04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 36 2 2 4 14 +2
2003-04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 2 1 0 1 0 -1
2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 1 1 2 2 +2 13 2 1 3 0
2004-05
2005-06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 79 17 11 28 63 -6
2006-07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 14 14 28 58 -5
2007-08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 53 10 7 17 18 +1
NHL Totals 714 107 111 218 363 36 3 2 5 13


Traded to Winnipeg by Anaheim with Oleg Tverdovsky and Anaheim's 3rd round pick (Per-Anton Lundstrom) in 1996 NHL Draft for Teemu Selanne, Marc Chouinard and Winnipeg's 4th round pick (later traded to Toronto - later traded to Montreal - Montreal selected Kim Staal) in 1996 NHL Draft, February 7, 1996. Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Traded to Chicago by Phoenix with Jayson More for Keith Carney and Jim Cummins, March 4, 1998. Traded to Edmonton by Chicago with Daniel Cleary, Ethan Moreau and Christian Laflamme for Boris Mironov, Dean McAmmond and Jonas Elofsson, March 20, 1999. Traded to Montreal by Edmonton for Sergei Zholtok, December 18, 2000. Claimed on waivers by Toronto from Montreal, March 9, 2004. Traded to Florida by Toronto for Florida's 3rd round pick (later traded to St. Louis - St. Louis selected James Livingston) in 2008 NHL Draft, February 26, 2008. Suspended indefinitely by Florida for failing to report to team, March 5, 2008.
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