Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Evans
Chris Evans came into the NHL with little fanfare. He was not drafted, but rather signed his first NHL deal, with the Toronto Maple Leafs, as a free agent, appearing in two games with them in 1969-70.

After a couple of years in the minors, Evans got his first real look at the NHL in the 1971-72 season, when he played in 61 games with the Buffalo Sabres. His six-goal, 24-point effort drew the attention of the St. Louis Blues, who traded for him late in the season. In his only full season with the Blues, he had nine goals and 21 points in 77 games. He started 54 games with the Blues the next season before being dealt to the Detroit Red Wings.

After a two-game stint with the Kansas City Scouts in 1974-75, Evans returned for 20 games with the St. Louis Blues, his last year in the NHL.

For the next four years Evans played in the WHA, two years with the Calgary Cowboys, half a season in Birmingham and Quebec before finishing off with the Phoenix Roadrunners in 1978-79.

Evans played two more years, including one in the German Elite League before retiring from pro hockey after the 1981 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1965-66 Markham Waxers ON-Jr.B 30 12 24 36
1966-67 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 48 7 21 28 84 17 2 3 5 34
1966-67 Toronto Marlboros M-Cup 9 1 0 1 16
1967-68 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 39 5 14 19 42
1967-68 Tulsa Oilers CPHL 2 0 0 0 0
1968-69 Tulsa Oilers CHL 70 9 35 44 88 7 0 3 3 6
1969-70 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -5
1969-70 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 70 7 16 23 60
1970-71 Kansas City Blues CHL 71 10 32 42 111
1971-72 Buffalo Sabres NHL 61 6 18 24 98 -20
1971-72 Cincinnati Swords AHL 5 0 5 5 2
1971-72 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 1 4
1972-73 St. Louis Blues NHL 77 9 12 21 31 -2 5 0 1 1 4
1973-74 St. Louis Blues NHL 54 4 7 11 8 +5
1973-74 Detroit Red Wings NHL 23 0 2 2 2 -4
1974-75 Kansas City Scouts NHL 2 0 2 2 2 -1
1974-75 St. Louis Blues NHL 20 0 1 1 2 -1
1974-75 Denver Spurs CHL 31 3 13 16 47 2 1 1 2 2
1975-76 Calgary Cowboys WHA 75 3 20 23 50 10 5 5 10 4
1976-77 Calgary Cowboys WHA 81 7 27 34 60
1977-78 Birmingham Bulls WHA 12 1 2 3 4
1977-78 Quebec Nordiques WHA 36 0 2 2 22
1978-79 Phoenix Roadrunners PHL 57 9 41 50 46
1979-80 ECD Sauerland W.Ger-2
1980-81 ECD Sauerland W.Ger-2
1980-81 Wichita Wind CHL 6 1 2 3 14
NHL Totals 241 19 42 61 143 12 1 1 2 8


PHL First All-Star Team (1979) Claimed by St. Louis from Phoenix (WHL) in Intra-League Draft, June 9, 1970. Claimed by Buffalo from St. Louis in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970. Selected by New England (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to St. Louis by Buffalo for George Morrison and St. Louis' 2nd round pick (Larry Carriere) in 1972 Amateur Draft, March 5, 1972. Traded to Detroit by St. Louis with Bryan Watson and Jean Hamel for Ted Harris, Bill Collins and Garnet Bailey, February 14, 1974. Claimed by Kansas City from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Traded to St. Louis by Kansas City with Kansas City's 4th round pick (Mike Liut) in 1976 Amateur Draft for Larry Giroux, October 29, 1974. WHA rights traded to Calgary (WHA) by New England (WHA) for cash, August, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WHA) after Calgary (WHA) franchise folded, May 31, 1977. Traded to Birmingham (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) with Pete Laframboise and Dan Arndt for Lou Nistico and Jeff Jacques, September, 1977. Claimed on waivers by Quebec (WHA) from Birmingham (WHA), November, 1977.
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