The star of the Los Angeles Kings’ miraculous playoff run in 1989, Chris Kontos has joined the Scotiabank®
Road Hockey To Conquer Cancer team!
Chris Kontos debuted as a New York Ranger during the 1982-83 season. In January 1987, Chris was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Ron Duguay, and was then dealt to the Los Angeles Kings in February 1988. Although he only played 12 games with the Kings that season, one was a career highlight when he collected a goal and 5 assists against Chicago’s Blackhawks. After spending much of the 1988-89 season in Switzerland, Kontos returned to the Kings and was on fire, scoring 9 goals in 11 playoff games. Chris joined Team Canada in 1991-92, but returned to the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 1992-93 season. In the franchise’s inaugural game, Chris fired 4 goals past Chicago’s Ed Belfour, still a Lightning record. That season he enjoyed a career year, scoring 27 goals. Chris returned to Canada’s National Team in 1993-94, and helped the squad win a silver medal at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games.