Chris Joseph
Position Defenceman
Shot Right
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
213 lb (97 kg)
Teams Pittsburgh Penguins
Edmonton Oilers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Philadelphia Flyers
Vancouver Canucks
Phoenix Coyotes
Atlanta Thrashers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1969-09-10)September 10, 1969,
Burnaby, BC, CAN
NHL Draft 5th overall, 1987
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 1987 – 2006

Christopher Joseph (born September 10, 1969) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes and Atlanta Thrashers.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Joseph was drafted 5th overall by the Penguins in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut for the Penguins during the 1987–88 NHL season but was quickly traded to the Edmonton Oilers in the same season. The deal saw Joseph, Dave Hannan, Moe Mantha and Craig Simpson move to the Oilers with Paul Coffey, Dave Hunter and Wayne Van Dorp moving to Pittsburgh. After seven seasons as an Oiler, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Bob Beers.

He then began a second spell at Pittsburgh who signed him as a free agent. After two seasons though he was claimed off waivers by Vancouver. He then signed with Philadelphia for two seasons before moving to the Ottawa Senators. He would never play for the Senators though and was claimed off waivers just a month later by Vancouver. He was claimed off waiver for a third time in the season, this time by the Phoenix Coyotes. The next season he was claimed off waivers one more time by Atlanta before leaving the NHL.

In total, Joseph played 510 regular season games, scoring 39 goals with 112 assists for 151 points and collecting 567 penalty minutes. Joseph also played 31 playoff games, scoring 3 goals with 4 assists for 7 points, collecting 24 penalty minutes. In 2001, he moved to Europe to play in Finland's SM-liiga for TPS, before spending 3 seasons in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany for the Mannheim Eagles. He then played in Italy for HC Milano Vipers in Serie A before retiring.

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