|Assets:||Has a good frame for the center position, sound defensive instincts and physical upside. Is a capable penalty-killer, face-off man and shutdown forward.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't boast much of an offensive arsenal, especially at the National Hockey League level. Needs to become stronger physically inn order to become a valued NHLer.|
|Career Potential:||Depth checking center.|
|11/28/2014||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|11/26/2014||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|11/22/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/15/2014||Recalled from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL).|
|10/03/2014||Placed on waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers for the purpose of being assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL).|
|7/01/2014||Signed as a free agent by the Arizona Coyotes to a one-year two-way contract.|
|4/17/2014||Recalled from the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL).|
|3/13/2014||Assigned to the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL).|
|3/11/2014||Recalled from the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL).|
|1/30/2014||Assigned to the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL).|
|1/29/2014||Placed on waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|12/12/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers to a one-year contract.|
|9/28/2013||Loaned to Adirondack (AHL).|
|9/13/2013||Signed by the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL).|
|9/11/2013||Invited to training camp by the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|3/08/2013||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|2/12/2013||Recalled from Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|2/10/2013||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|2/08/2013||Recalled from Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|7/26/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.|
|6/25/2012||Edmonton Oilers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/08/2012||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|3/24/2012||Recalled from Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|9/26/2011||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|4/10/2011||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|3/17/2011||Recalled from Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|10/04/2010||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|4/05/2010||Signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|12/12/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|7/30/2005||Drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 4th round (97th overall) in 2005.|
Chris VandeVelde re-signs with the Flyers | 07/04/2014 3:16 PM
NewsChris VandeVelde has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.
ImpactVandeVelde will come with a $575,000 annual cap hit at the NHL level. He had an assist in 18 games with Philadelphia in 2013-14. He turned 27 in March and should be regarded as an organizational depth forward.
Chris VandeVelde returns to minors | 03/14/2014 10:33 AM
NewsThe Philadelphia Flyers have demoted Chris VandeVelde.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
ImpactVandeVelde has an assist in 18 games with Philadelphia this season. The 26-year-old forward is an organizational depth player.
Philadelphia promotes Chris VandeVelde | 03/11/2014 3:11 PM
NewsChris VandeVelde has been summoned by the Philadelphia Flyers.
Sam Carchidi on Twitter
ImpactVandeVelde successfully cleared waivers in late January. The 26-year-old forward has a goal and four points in 43 career NHL games.
Flyers place Chris VandeVelde on waivers | 01/29/2014 12:59 PM
NewsChris VandeVelde has been placed on waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactVandeVelde has an assist in 17 games this season. He's on a one-year, two-way deal that's worth $550,000 at the NHL level.
Chris VandeVelde back in the Flyers lineup | 01/05/2014 9:32 AM
NewsChris VandeVelde played for the first time in five games on Saturday.
ImpactVandeVelde had been a healthy scratch in the previous four matchups. He saw fourth line minutes with Jay Rosehill and Adam Hall on his wings. He had no points in 10:34 minutes of play with a shot and a hit. He has one assist in seven NHL games this season.
Flyers sign, call up Chris VandeVelde | 12/12/2013 4:38 PM
NewsChris VandeVelde is back up with the Philadelphia Flyers after signing a one-year contract with the big club.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
ImpactHe inked an AHL contract with the Phantoms during the summer. VandeVelde has seven goals and six assists in 23 minor-league games this season.
Chris Vandevelde sent to the minors | 09/29/2013 9:17 AM
NewsThe Philadelphia Flyers have sent Chris Vandevelde to the minors.
ImpactIt was thought that Vandevelde may have done enough in training camp to get one of the final forward spots but it was not to be. He will start the season in Adirondack with the Phantoms and could be one of the first callups when the Flyers run into injury problems.
Surprise: Chris VandeVelde makes Flyers | 09/28/2013 12:01 PM
NewsChris VandeVelde has defied the odds and has secured a spot for himself on the Philadelphia Flyers roster.
Impact"No one knew much about him," writes Tim Panaccio, Flyers insider for CSNPhilly.com. "No one gave him much of a chance. No one thought he'd last this long, either." But, Panaccio continues, "unless another bomb drops from the Flyers' front office, the 26-year-old has won the vacant spot at left wing over Austrian Michael Raffl and Phantom/Flyer Tye McGinn." General manager Paul Holmgren said VandeVelde's one advantage over Raffl, who has played his entire career in Europe, was North American experience -- 38 games in the NHL with Edmonton; 194 in the AHL. Flyers assistant GM Ron Hextall discovered VandeVelde, who played college hockey with Hextall's son, Brett, at North Dakota. For fantasy purposes, leave VandeVelde alone. At least, for now. He might ended up surprising everyone again, but he'll be relegated to fourth-line status at the outset.
Chris Vande Velde is in the mix for Flyers | 09/19/2013 12:38 PM
NewsChris Vande Velde has been very good at Philadelphia's training camp and he appears to be in the mix for a roster spot.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
ImpactHe is competing with Scott Laughton and Michael Raffl to start the season with the Flyers. Vande Velde signed an AHL contract with the Phantoms last Friday and he's been used a great deal on the penalty kill at camp.
Chris Vande Velde signs AHL deal | 09/13/2013 2:08 PM
NewsChris Vande Velde has agreed to a one-year, AHL contract with the Adirondack Phantoms.
ImpactThe Phantoms are the AHL affiliates of the Philadelphia Flyers. Vande Velde has a goal and three points in 28 career NHL contests.
Edmonton demotes Chris Vande Velde | 03/08/2013 12:43 PM
NewsChris Vande Velde has been sent to the AHL by the Edmonton Oilers.
ImpactVande Velde has no points in 11 Oilers games this season. He also has two goals and 10 points in 38 AHL contests in 2012-13.
| 02/17/2013 3:02 AM
NewsChris Vande Velde was signed by EDM on Saturday February 16.
| 02/13/2013 2:51 AM
NewsChris Vande Velde was called up from the minors on Tuesday February 12.
| 02/10/2013 3:01 AM
NewsChris Vande Velde was called up from the minors on Saturday February 9.
Chris Vande Velde returns to AHL | 01/18/2013 11:44 AM
NewsChris Vande Velde has been sent to AHL Oklahoma City.
Impact"We see Chris Vande Velde as potential depth at center and on the penalty kill, a guy who brings some size," Oilers coach Ralph Krueger said. Vande Velde has a goal and eight assists in 31 AHL games this season.
|12/20/2014||Phi||Tor||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/18/2014||Phi||Fla||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
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|Goals||1||vs. LA||Oct 28||0|
|Assists||1||3 times-last:at Wpg||last:Dec 21||1|
|Points||1||4 times-last:at Wpg||last:Dec 21||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||5 times-last:at Ana||last:Dec 3||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||at Wpg||Dec 21||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||23 times-last:at Wpg||last:Dec 21||0|
|Power Play Points||0||23 times-last:at Wpg||last:Dec 21||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||23 times-last:at Wpg||last:Dec 21||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||23 times-last:at Wpg||last:Dec 21||0|
|Shots||3||3 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Nov 14||2|
|Penalty Minutes||12||2010-11 (Edm)|
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