Chris Valentine
Position Forward
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Teams Washington Capitals
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born December 6 1961 (1961-12-06) (age 58),
Belleville, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 194th overall, 1981
Washington Capitals
Pro Career 1981 – 1996

Christopher William Valentine (born December 6, 1961 in Belleville, Ontario) is a former Canadian ice hockey player and coach.

He began his career in 1978 at St. Louis University. He was taken in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft in the 10th round by the Washington Capitals. Starting with the 1981–82 NHL season he played for the Capitals and their farm team, the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League. He played 107 NHL games in this time.

In the 1984–85 NHL season he decided to play in Germany for DEG in Düsseldorf. In 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1996 Valentine led DEG to the German national championship. By the end of his career in 1996 he had played 571 games for DEG. DEG has retired his number, 10.

After the end of his player career he became a coach. He became the head coach for DEG in 1997. In 1998 he changed to the EV Landshut, later to Adler Mannheim and in 2001 to the Krefeld Pinguine. In December 2006 he took over the Black Wings Linz in the Austrian league.

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