Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Terreri
Netminder Chris Terreri played 14 NHL seasons as a reserve and first stringer. He was a consistent performer who rarely lost his composure between the pipes and posted over 150 career wins.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Terreri was chosen 87th overall by the New Jersey Devils in 1983. He attended Providence College for four seasons and led the Friars to an appearance at the NCAA championship tournament in 1985. He was named the MVP of the tournament and placed on the Hockey East first all-star team. In 1986-87, he played seven games for the Devils but worked chiefly in the AHL. He joined the U.S. national team the next season and represented his country at the 1988 Calgary Olympics.

After playing 39 games for the AHL's Utica Devils in 1988-89, he joined New Jersey on a full time basis the next season. He was the club's top netminder until 1993-94 when he split time with rookie Martin Brodeur. By 1995, he made only 15 appearances in the shortened season and was on the bench when the Devils won their first Stanley Cup.

The steady backstopper was traded to the San Jose Sharks in November 1995 and played in 46 games for his new club. Since then he has been mostly a reserve while also suiting up for the Chicago Blackhawks, the Devils a second time, and the New York Islanders.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1981-82 West-Warwick Wizards High-RI
1982-83 Providence College ECAC 11 7 1 0 2 1.93
1983-84 Providence College ECAC 10 4 2 0 0 3.07
1984-85 Providence College H-East 33 15 13 5 1 3.35
1984-85 United States WEC-A 3 6.48
1985-86 Providence College H-East 22 6 16 0 0 3.74
1985-86 United States WEC-A 5 1 4.20
1986-87 New Jersey Devils NHL 7 0 3 1 0 4.41
1986-87 Maine Mariners AHL 14 4 9 1 0 4.47
1986-87 United States WEC-A 2 7.20
1987-88 Utica Devils AHL 7 5 1 0 0 2.71
1987-88 United States Nat-Tm 26 17 7 2 0 3.40
1987-88 United States Olympics 3 1 1 0 0 6.58
1988-89 New Jersey Devils NHL 8 0 4 2 0 2.69
1988-89 Utica Devils AHL 39 20 15 3 0 3.42 2 0 1 0 4.50
1989-90 New Jersey Devils NHL 35 15 12 3 0 3.42 4 2 2 0 3.28
1990-91 New Jersey Devils NHL 53 24 21 7 1 2.91 7 3 4 0 2.94
1991-92 New Jersey Devils NHL 54 22 22 10 1 3.18 7 3 3 0 3.58
1992-93 New Jersey Devils NHL 48 19 21 3 2 3.39 4 1 3 0 4.66
1993-94 New Jersey Devils NHL 44 20 11 4 2 2.72 4 3 0 0 2.70
1994-95 New Jersey Devils NHL 15 3 7 2 0 2.53 1 0 0 0 0.00
1995-96 New Jersey Devils NHL 4 3 0 0 0 2.57
1995-96 San Jose Sharks NHL 46 13 29 1 0 3.70
1996-97 San Jose Sharks NHL 22 6 10 3 0 2.75
1996-97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 4 1 2 0 2.66 2 0 0 0 4.09
1996-97 United States WC-A 6 2 3 1 0 2.69
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 21 8 10 2 2 2.41
1997-98 Indianapolis Ice IHL 3 2 0 1 1 1.00
1998-99 New Jersey Devils NHL 12 8 3 1 1 2.48
1999-00 New Jersey Devils NHL 12 2 9 0 0 3.42
2000-01 New Jersey Devils NHL 10 2 5 1 0 2.78
2000-01 New York Islanders NHL 8 2 4 1 0 2.44
2005-06 Albany River Rats AHL 1 0 1 0 0 6.05
NHL Totals 406 151 172 43 9 3.06 29 12 12 0 3.38


Hockey East First All-Star Team (1985)
Hockey East Player of the Year (1985)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1985)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1985)
NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (1985)
Traded to San Jose by New Jersey for San Jose's 2nd round pick (later traded to Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh selected Pavel Skrbek) in 1996 NHL Draft, November 15, 1995. Traded to Chicago by San Jose with Ulf Dahlen and Michal Sykora for Ed Belfour, January 25, 1997. Traded to New Jersey by Chicago for New Jersey's 2nd round pick (Stepan Mokhov) in 1999 NHL Draft, August 25, 1998. Claimed by Minnesota from New Jersey in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Traded to New Jersey by Minnesota with Minnesota's 9th round pick (later traded to Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay selected Thomas Ziegler) in 2000 NHL Draft for Brad Bombardir, June 23, 2000. Traded to NY Islanders by New Jersey with New Jersey's 9th round pick (Juha-Pekka Ketola) in 2001 NHL Draft for John Vanbiesbrouck, March 12, 2001.
Officially announced retirement and named Assistant Coach of Albany (AHL), August 4, 2001.
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