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Chris Wells (Born November 12, 1975 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional hockey player who played in the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida Panthers. He shot left-handed and played center or left wing. He played on several different teams all over the USA, Canada, Europe and Russia.

Wells was playing with the Seattle Thunderbirds in the WHL when he was drafted in the 1st round, 24th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. His large size (6'6" 223 lbs) along with a strong physical presence and scoring touch contributed to his high draft choice. For the 1994–1995 season Wells returned to the Thunderbirds and scored 108 points in 68 games while contributing 148 PIMs as well. The following year Wells made his debut in the NHL, appearing in 54 games with the Penguins. Wells began the 1996–97 year with the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the IHL when he was traded by the Penguins to the Florida Panthers for Stu Barnes and Jason Woolley. He played 4 years with the Panthers, having his best year during the 1997–98 campaign in which he scored 15 points and appeared in 61 games.

Wells then made stops with New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, Utah Grizzlies. After a few seasons in Europe; Italy, Russia and Denmark, Wells retired from hockey.

Career statistics[]

    Regular season  
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 54 2 2 4 59
1996–97 Florida Panthers NHL 47 2 6 8 42
1997–98 Florida Panthers NHL 61 5 10 15 47
1998–99 Florida Panthers NHL 20 0 2 2 31
1999–2000 Florida Panthers NHL 13 0 0 0 14
5 Years Totals NHL 195 9 20 29 193


  • 1995: WHL West First All-Star Team
  • 2000: Calder Cup winner AHL
  • 2004: European championship Italy

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