Versteeg with the Blackhawks in December 2014
|Born||May 13, 1986
Lethbridge, AB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||134th overall, 2004
Kristopher Royce Versteeg (born May 13, 1986 in Lethbridge, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) that currently plays for the Chicago Blackhawks as a right wing.
Career[change | change source]
Before playing in the NHL, Versteeg played 5 seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL). 3 seasons with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, 1 seasons with the Kamloops Blazers and 1 season with the Red Deer Rebels.
He was drafted with the 134th overall pick by the Boston Bruins in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He played 2 seasons with their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Providence Bruins and was traded along with a conditional draft pick to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Brandon Bochenski.
He played 3 seasons with the Blackhawks and won the Stanley Cup with them during the 2009–10 NHL season. His name was originally misspelled "Kris Vertseeg" when it was engraved on the Stanley Cup but it was quickly corrected afterwards. Versteeg was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs along with the rights to prospect Bill Sweatt for Viktor Stalberg, Chris DiDomenico, and Philippe Paradis because of salary cap restraints.
He played 1 season with the Maple Leafs and was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for first-round and third-round draft picks. He only played 20 games for the Flyers and was again traded, this time to the Florida Panthers for a second-round and a third-round pick.
Awards[change | change source]
- Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks (2010)
References[change | change source]
- "Blackhawks Acquire Versteeg For Bochenski". Chicago Blackhawks. http://web.archive.org/web/20070207223056/http://www.chicagoblackhawks.com/news/news.asp?STORY_ID=3689. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
- "'Vertseeg' has name misspelled on Cup". Fox News. http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/09/29/vertseeg-misspelled-cup/. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
- "Leafs Obtain Versteeg From Blackhawks". Toronto Maple Leafs. http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=533345. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
- "Flyers acquire Versteeg from Leafs". NHL. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=552760. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
- "Flyers Trade Versteeg To Panthers". Philadelphia Flyers. http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=568197. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
- "Blackhawks acquire Versteeg from Florida". Philadelphia Flyers. http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=691616. Retrieved 2013-11-15.