|Assets:||Displays shutdown ability and has a good frame for the blueline position in the NHL. Is at his best when he keeps the game safe and simple.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have high-end offensive talent, so he needs to continue adding more strength to better handle his defensive responsibilities.|
|Career Potential:||Depth defensive defenseman.|
|9/27/2015||Assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL).|
|4/09/2015||Recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL).|
|3/30/2015||Assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL).|
|3/29/2015||Recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL).|
|3/01/2015||Acquired from the Arizona Coyotes.|
|2/12/2015||Assigned to the Portland Pirates (AHL).|
|1/13/2015||Placed on waivers by the Arizona Coyotes.|
|1/03/2015||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|12/29/2014||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/23/2014||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|5/12/2014||Signed by the Arizona Coyotes to a two-year contract extension.|
|2/20/2014||Recalled from the Portland Pirates (AHL).|
|10/11/2013||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|10/10/2013||Placed on waivers by the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|7/05/2013||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to a one-year contract.|
|3/22/2013||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|3/12/2013||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|2/28/2013||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|2/05/2013||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|1/16/2013||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|7/18/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to a one-year contract.|
|1/30/2012||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|1/25/2012||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|1/14/2012||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|12/19/2011||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|12/15/2011||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|12/09/2011||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|12/04/2011||Recalled from Portland (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|10/28/2011||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|10/10/2011||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|10/01/2011||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|4/13/2011||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|3/11/2011||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|3/09/2011||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|1/27/2011||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|1/18/2011||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|9/27/2010||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|3/31/2010||Signed by the Phoenix Coyotes to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|3/01/2015||Arizona Coyotes traded Keith Yandle, Chris Summers and a fourth-round draft pick in 2015 to the New Yor Rangers for Anthony Duclair, John Moore, a first-round draft pick in 2016 and a second-round draft pick in 2015.|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round (29th overall) in 2006.|
Coyotes ink Chris Summers to extension | 05/12/2014 2:24 PM
NewsChris Summers has inked a two-year extension with Phoenix.
ImpactSummers had two goals and an assist in 18 games with the Coyotes in 2013-14. He also had nine points and 47 penalty minutes in 48 AHL contests.
Chris Summers finally coming into his own | 03/31/2014 10:02 AM
NewsTwenty-six-year-old Chris Summers is finally coming into his own as an NHL defenseman.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
ImpactSummers had played only 29 NHL games heading into this season as the former first round pick from the 2006 Draft had spent a lot of time in the minors. It continued this season but Summers was recalled 12 games ago and his play has been good the last month. "It's just one of those situations where if I don't play good hockey, then on to the next," Summers said. "Personally, I think I'm at the point in my career I better start figuring it out or it's going to be a short road ahead. It's one of those things, ever since the beginning of the season getting put on waivers, even more motivation to up my game that much. If given another chance like this one, to make the best of it." He has two goals and three points this season.
Chris Summers has a two point game Thursday | 03/28/2014 10:38 AM
NewsChris Summers had a goal and an assist in Phoenix's 3-2 shootout win on Thursday.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
ImpactIt was the second multi-point game of Summers' career. He has two goals and three points in 11 contests in 2013-14. He's a former first round draft pick, but not one with much upside from a fantasy perspective.
Phoenix promotes Chris Summers | 02/21/2014 10:05 AM
NewsChris Summers has been called up by the Phoenix Coyotes.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
ImpactPhoenix wanted to give Summers a chance to practice with the team during the Olympic break. "He's got a style and role that he plays now that's become very defined," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "His skating and thinking are up to speed. It's just a matter of getting an opportunity to jump in, and he's had a few opportunities here and there. But this year, our left side's been crowded over there so he hasn't had an opportunity yet."
Phoenix demotes Chris Summers | 10/11/2013 2:30 PM
NewsChris Summers has successfully cleared waivers.
ImpactThe Coyotes sent Summers to AHL Portland as a result. He had 12 points and 53 penalty minutes in 60 AHL games last season.
Coyotes place Chris Summers on waivers | 10/10/2013 1:10 PM
NewsChris Summers has been placed on waivers by Phoenix.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter
ImpactHe played in six games with the Coyotes last season and has been a healthy scratch for the first three matches of the 2013-14 campaign.
Chris Summers inks a one-year contract | 07/05/2013 5:28 PM
NewsChris Summers has agreed to a one-year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes.
Impact"We are pleased to sign Chris to a one-year contract," said Coyotes GM Don Maloney. "Chris is an excellent skater and continues to improve each season. He adds depth to our blueline corps and we look forward to having him back in our lineup this season." Summer has three assists in 29 career NHL games.
Coyotes recall Chris Summers from AHL | 03/12/2013 2:25 PM
NewsPhoenix Coyotes recall Chris Summers from AHL Portland.
Sarah McLellan on Twitter
ImpactThis will be Summers' second stint with the Coyotes. He was demoted on Feb. 28 after racking up nine penalty minutes in five games.
Coyotes reassign Chris Summers to minors | 02/28/2013 5:11 PM
NewsPhoenix has reassigned Chris Summers to the minors.
ImpactHe has no points, nine penalty minutes and eight hits in five appearances with the Coyotes this season. Summers was sent down to make room for Derek Morris' activation from injured reserve.
Coyotes promote Chris Summers | 02/05/2013 7:30 PM
NewsThe Phoenix Coyotes have summoned Chris Summers from the minors.
ImpactSummers has 10 points and 45 penalty minutes in 41 AHL games this season. He had three points in 21 games with Phoenix in 2011-12.
|Assists||3||2 times-last: 2014-15 (Ari/NYR)|
|Points||3||3 times-last: 2014-15 (Ari/NYR)|
|Penalty Minutes||15||2013-14 (Phx)|
Subscribe to The Hockey News magazine!
Subscribe today, and save off the cover price.Subscribe now
Sign up to our e-flash newsletter.
You will receive backstage access to special features, articles, promotions and special events and more!!Sign up now
Download TheHockeyNews app
Learn more about TheHockeyNews mobile app.Get it now!