Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris McAlpine
Born in Roseville, Minnesota, Chris McAlpine was chosen 137th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft after starring with his local high school. He then accepted a scholarship to the University of Minnesota where he played abrasive defence in his own zone and scored 36 goals in four years. In 1994 McAlpine was named to the WCHA First All-Star Team and the NCAA West Second All-American Team.

The young blueliner split the 1994-95 season between the AHL's Albany River Rats and the Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils. After spending most of the next two season in Albany, McAlpine was traded to the St. Louis Blues in February 1997. He was a solid role player on the Blues but had to compete for ice time on one of the league's deepest rosters.

The 1999-00 season was a whirlwind tour for McAlpine as he spent time in St. Louis, Tampa Bay, and Atlanta while also toiling briefly in the AHL and IHL. In July 2000, he signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks. McAlpine averaged nearly 18 minutes in 50 games while recording a solid +5 plus/minus rating.

Over the next two seasons, McAlpine split his time with Chicago and the team's AHL affiliate in Norfolk before joining the Los Angeles Kings organization in 2002-03.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 St. Paul Vulcans USHL
1989-90 Roseville High School High-MN 25 15 13 28
1990-91 University of Minnesota WCHA 38 7 9 16 112
1991-92 University of Minnesota WCHA 39 3 9 12 126
1992-93 University of Minnesota WCHA 41 14 9 23 82
1993-94 University of Minnesota WCHA 36 12 18 30 121
1994-95 Albany River Rats AHL 48 4 18 22 49
1994-95 New Jersey Devils NHL 24 0 3 3 17 +4
1995-96 Albany River Rats AHL 57 5 14 19 72 4 0 0 0 13
1996-97 Albany River Rats AHL 44 1 9 10 48
1996-97 St. Louis Blues NHL 15 0 0 0 24 -2 4 0 1 1 0
1997-98 St. Louis Blues NHL 54 3 7 10 36 +14 10 0 0 0 16
1998-99 St. Louis Blues NHL 51 1 1 2 50 -10 13 0 0 0 2
1999-00 St. Louis Blues NHL 21 1 1 2 14 +1
1999-00 Worcester IceCats AHL 10 1 4 5 4 +5
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 10 1 1 2 10 -5
1999-00 Detroit Vipers IHL 8 0 0 0 6 -2
1999-00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -4
2000-01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 50 0 6 6 32 +5
2000-01 Norfolk Admirals AHL 13 4 7 11 6 +8
2001-02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 40 0 3 3 36 +8 1 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Norfolk Admirals AHL 8 0 4 4 4 -1
2002-03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 21 0 2 2 24 -4
2002-03 Manchester Monarchs AHL 3 0 0 0 0 -5
NHL Totals 289 6 24 30 245 28 0 1 1 18


WCHA First All-Star Team (1994)
NCAA West Second All-American Team (1994)
Traded to St. Louis by New Jersey with New Jersey's 9th round pick (James Desmarais) in 1999 NHL Draft for Peter Zezel, February 11, 1997. Traded to Tampa Bay by St. Louis with Rich Parent for Stephane Richer, January 13, 2000. Traded to Atlanta by Tampa Bay for Mikko Kuparinen, March 11, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 27, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 27, 2002. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to hernia injury vs. San Jose, January 28, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, September 11, 2003.
Officially announced his retirement, September 23, 2003.
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