Colorado Avalanche
Chuck Kobasew
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ChuckKobasew
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 192
BIRTHDATE: 04/17/1982
BIRTHPLACE: Vancouver, BC, CAN
DRAFTED: CGY: 2001-14 overall
BCHL First All-Star Team (2000) BCHL Interior Division MVP (2000) Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2001) Hockey East Rookie of the Year (2001) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2001) NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (2001) AHL First All-Star Team (2005) Rights traded to Kelowna (WHL) by Prince George (WHL) for Chuck Di Ubaldo and future considerations, August 1, 2001. Left Boston College (Hockey East) and signed with Kelowna (WHL), August 13, 2001. Traded to Boston by Calgary with Andrew Ference for Brad Stuart, Wayne Primeau and Washington's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected T.J. Brodie) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 10, 2007. Traded to Minnesota by Boston for Craig Weller, Alexander Fallstrom and Minnesota's 2nd round choice (Alexander Khokhlachev) in 2011 Entry Draft, October 18, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2011. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to lower-body injury at Carolina, October 28, 2013.
2011-12 SEASON
Tallied seven goals and seven assists in 58 games during his first season with the Avalanche…Scored his fourth career short-handed goal on Oct. 30 vs. Los Angeles, his first SHG since Jan. 20, 2008…Tied his career high with two assists on Nov. 26 vs. Edmonton…Did not dress on Dec. 4 vs. Detroit (leg)…Appeared in his 500th NHL game on Dec. 8 at Calgary…Missed eight contests due to a head injury, Dec. 13- 27…Placed on IR, Dec. 14 (retroactive to Dec. 9) and activated on Dec. 28…Scored his 100th career goal on Dec. 31 at Anaheim…Recorded his ninth career fighting major on Feb. 2 vs. Minnesota…Missed eight games due to a back injury, March 1-14.

CAREER
2010-11:
Collected 16 points (9g/7a) in 63 games with the Minnesota Wild…Missed 14 games due to a groin injury, Nov. 5 to Dec. 3…Scored a goal in three straight games for the fourth time in his career, Dec. 27-31… Sat out two contests because of the flu, March 2-3… Missed one game with a leg injury, March 29…Did not dress on April 7 at Vancouver due to personal reasons.

2009-10: Began the season with the Boston Bruins, appearing in seven games before being traded to Minnesota on Oct. 18…Went on to skate in 42 games for the Wild, notching 14 points (9g/5a)…Scored his second career hat trick on Nov. 27 vs. Colorado…Both of his hat tricks have come against the Avalanche (also Jan. 24, 2006 at Pepsi Center as a member of the Flames)…Played in his 400th NHL game on March 11 at Detroit…Missed a total of 32 contests due to injury, four games (Nov. 12-25) with an upper body injury, 23 games (Dec. 26 - March 3) with a knee injury and five games (March 26 - April 8) with a knee injury.

2008-09: Set a career high in assists (21) and points (42) with the Bruins…Reached the 20-goal mark for the third time in his career with 21…Had a pair of career-high six-game point streaks, Nov. 19-29 and March 15-31…Missed 14 games due to injury (fractured leg, back).

2008-09 PLAYOFFS: Tallied six points (3g/3a) in 11 playoff games with the Bruins…Recorded his first career playoff multi-point game with a goal and an assist in Game 6 (ECSF) at Carolina on May 12.

2007-08: Scored a career-high 22 goals in his first full season with Boston…Recorded his 100th NHL point with an assist on Jan. 29 against Nashville…Missed nine games to injury (back, groin, fractured tibia).

2006-07: Spent the first half of the season with Calgary before being acquired by Boston on Feb. 10…Missed a total of 32 games to injuries (concussion, elbow, post-concussion symptoms).

2005-06: Appeared in a personal-high 77 games with Calgary and reached the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career…Scored his first career hat trick on Jan. 24 at Colorado…Took his first career penalty shot (unsuccessful) against Vancouver’s Alex Auld on Nov. 7 at the Saddledome…Missed five games to injury.

2005-06 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all seven postseason games for Calgary…Scored his first career playoff goal in Game 3 of the first round series against Anaheim on April 25 at the Honda Center.

2004-05: Spent the year with Lowell of the American Hockey League where he was named to the AHL First All-Star Team…Scored a franchise record 38 goals and finished second on the team in scoring with 75 points in 79 games…Led the AHL with 12 game winning goals and shared the league lead in plus/minus at +37.

2003-04: Appeared in 70 games for the Calgary Flames in his first full NHL season…Missed eight contests because of injury.

2003-04 PLAYOFFS: Skated in all 26 postseason games as the Flames advanced to the Stanley Cup Final…Appeared in his first NHL playoff game on April 7 at Vancouver…Recorded his first career playoff point with an assist in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final at San Jose on May 9…Logged 14 penalty minutes, including a misconduct, in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at Tampa Bay on May 27…Won all five faceoffs he took in Game 7 of the Cup Final on June 7 at Tampa Bay.

2002-03: Split his first pro season between Calgary and the club’s AHL affiliate in Saint John…Made his NHL debut on Oct. 10 vs. Vancouver…Scored the game-winning goal for his first NHL point on Oct. 14 at Vancouver…Notched his first career assist on Oct. 19 at Chicago.

2001-02: Left Boston College and signed with Kelowna (WHL) prior to the season on Aug. 13…Tallied 41 goals and 62 points with 114 penalty minutes in 55 games during his lone season with the Rockets…Scored a hat trick in his first career junior game, Oct. 3, 2001 in Portland, and went on to lead the team in goals.

2000-01: Named Hockey East Rookie of the Year and was selected to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team as a freshman at Boston College…Was named the Most Valuable Player of the Frozen Four after helping the Eagles claim the 2001 NCAA championship…Also named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team…Finished the year with 49 points (27g/22a) in 43 games.

INTERNATIONAL
Won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2002 IIHF World Junior Championship, recording six points (5g/1a) in seven games.

PERSONAL
Chuck and his wife, Krissy, have two daughters, Shae and Rylee…The family resides in Vernon, British Columbia in the offseason…Participates in the Avalanche’s “Team Fit” program, which teaches kids about nutrition and fitness fundamentals…Was the 2010 Honorary Chairman of the Sandman Harvest Celebrity Golf Classic in Kelowna, B.C....The tournament helps medically, emotionally, physically and financially disadvantaged children living in the Okanagan Valley.