IHL Player Profile – Chris Marinucci

By Andrew Bourgeois

IHL PLAYER PROFILE


Chris Marinucci
Birthdate: Dec. 29, 1971
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM

1990-91 U. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 36 6 10 16 20
1991-92 U. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 37 6 13 19 41
1992-93 U. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 40 35 42 77 52
1993-94 U. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 38 30 31 61 65
1994-95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 74 29 40 69 42
1994-95 New York Islanders NHL 12 1 4 5 2
1995-96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 8 3 5 8 8
1996-97 Los Angeles Kings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 21 3 13 16 6
1996-97 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 62 23 29 52 26
1997-98 Chicago Wolves IHL 78 27 48 75 35
1998-99 Chicago Wolves IHL 82 41 40 81 24
1999-00 Chicago Wolves IHL 80 31 33 64 18

Chris resigned with the Wolves on August 1999 as a free agent. Chris was the
New York Islanders 4th choice (90th overall) in the 1990 NHL Draft.
Chris Received the 1994 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, presented annually to
the most outstanding player in college hockey, during his senior season at
the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Also named the 1994 WCHA Player of the
Year after pacing the conference in goals (30) and points (61). Joined NHL
All-Star Brett Hull and two others as the only players in school history to
score 30 or more goals in a season twice. Served as Minnesota-Duluth captain
in 1993-94 … Finest offensive season came in 1992-93 when he drilled in 35
goals and 77 points, helping Minnesota-Duluth win the WCHA regular season
title … Led the NCAA and set a school-record with nine game-winning goals
in 1992-93. Selected as Minnesota-Duluth’s Most Improved Player in 1992-93.
Bulldogs Rookie of the Year in 1990-91, registering six goals and 16 points
in 36 games. Captained the Grand Rapids Indians to a runner-up finish at the
1990 Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament. Made his NHL debut in
1994-95 with the Islanders, firing in one goal and five points in 12 games.
Chris reads the ice well. Excellent puckhandler with a quick shot who often
finds the mark. Clean, hard hitting body checker who is not afraid to play
the body. Excellent skater who works well along the boards, corners, and
behind the net.

IHL FASTFACTS

March 17, 1997 — The Detroit Vipers defeat the Michigan K-Wings, becoming
the first team in pro hockey history to amass 100 or more points in each of
their first three seasons of operation. Detroit would finish the season with
a league-best 122 points, tied for third most in IHL history.

IHL TEAMS PLACE IN IHL HISTORY


Manitoba Moose: Moose goalie Fred Brathwaite became the first IHL goalie
to be credited with scoring a goal on Novemebr 9, 1996 at
Long Beach vs the Ice Dogs.

TODAY IN HOCKEY

June 21, 1986 the Detroit Red Wings use the first pick overall to acquire
Joe Murphy.

DID YOU KNOW

Bill Stewart was the only individual to serve as a major league baseball
umpire, an NHL referee and a coach of a Stanley Cup champion. Stewart was an
NHL referee for 9 seasons and a umpire in the National League for 22 years.
Stewart coached the Chicago Black Hawks to Stanley Cup in 1937-38.

IHL TRANSACTIONS

Cincinnati: Name Tom O’Gorman director of corporate sales.