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Chris Summers | Defenseman

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Summers has inked a two-year extension with Phoenix.
Summers had two goals and an assist in 18 games with the Coyotes in 2013-14. He also had nine points and 47 penalty minutes in 48 AHL contests. May 12 - 2:24 PM

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Twenty-six-year-old Chris Summers is finally coming into his own as an NHL defenseman.

Summers had played only 29 NHL games heading into this season as the former first round pick from the 2006 Draft had spent a lot of time in the minors. It continued this season but Summers was recalled 12 games ago and his play has been good the last month. "It's just one of those situations where if I don't play good hockey, then on to the next," Summers said. "Personally, I think I'm at the point in my career I better start figuring it out or it's going to be a short road ahead. It's one of those things, ever since the beginning of the season getting put on waivers, even more motivation to up my game that much. If given another chance like this one, to make the best of it." He has two goals and three points this season.
Mar 31 - 10:02 AM

Chris Summers had a goal and an assist in Phoenix's 3-2 shootout win on Thursday.

It was the second multi-point game of Summers' career. He has two goals and three points in 11 contests in 2013-14. He's a former first round draft pick, but not one with much upside from a fantasy perspective.
Mar 28 - 10:38 AM

Chris Summers has been called up by the Phoenix Coyotes.

Phoenix wanted to give Summers a chance to practice with the team during the Olympic break. "He's got a style and role that he plays now that's become very defined," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "His skating and thinking are up to speed. It's just a matter of getting an opportunity to jump in, and he's had a few opportunities here and there. But this year, our left side's been crowded over there so he hasn't had an opportunity yet."
Feb 21 - 10:05 AM

Chris Summers has successfully cleared waivers.

The Coyotes sent Summers to AHL Portland as a result. He had 12 points and 53 penalty minutes in 60 AHL games last season.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 02:30:00 PM

Chris Summers has been placed on waivers by Phoenix.

He played in six games with the Coyotes last season and has been a healthy scratch for the first three matches of the 2013-14 campaign.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 01:10:00 PM

Chris Summers has agreed to a one-year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes.

"We are pleased to sign Chris to a one-year contract," said Coyotes GM Don Maloney. "Chris is an excellent skater and continues to improve each season. He adds depth to our blueline corps and we look forward to having him back in our lineup this season." Summer has three assists in 29 career NHL games.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 05:28:00 PM

Phoenix Coyotes recall Chris Summers from AHL Portland.

This will be Summers' second stint with the Coyotes. He was demoted on Feb. 28 after racking up nine penalty minutes in five games.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 02:25:00 PM

Phoenix has reassigned Chris Summers to the minors.

He has no points, nine penalty minutes and eight hits in five appearances with the Coyotes this season. Summers was sent down to make room for Derek Morris' activation from injured reserve.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 04:11:00 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes have summoned Chris Summers from the minors.

Summers has 10 points and 45 penalty minutes in 41 AHL games this season. He had three points in 21 games with Phoenix in 2011-12.
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 06:30:00 PM

Chris Summers has accepted the Phoenix Coyotes qualifying offer.

Summers had three assists in 21 games with the Phoenix Coyotes last season. He'll compete for an opening game roster spot, but it wouldn't be shocking if he starts the season in the minors.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 04:47:00 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes have summoned Chris Summers.

Summers was sent down on December 25th so that he could continue to practice and play during the NHL All-Star break. He has three assists in nine games with Phoenix.
Mon, Jan 30, 2012 01:35:00 PM

Phoenix has assigned Chris Summers, Maxim Goncharov and forward Marc-Antoine Pouliot to AHL Portland.

Summers has three assists and a plus-2 rating in nine games with the Coyotes, while Pouliot has two helpers in nine contests this campaign. Goncharov is still waiting to make his NHL debut.
Wed, Jan 25, 2012 05:00:00 PM

Chris Summers recorded the first two points of his NHL career on Monday.

Summers got two assists after being held off the scoresheet in his first six career NHL games. The former first rounder isn't typically much of an offensive threat and we don't anticipate him having any fantasy value this season in standard leagues.
Mon, Jan 16, 2012 07:06:00 PM

Chris Summers has been promoted by the Phoenix Coyotes.

Summers has two assists and 35 penalty minutes in 26 AHL games this season. Since being selected in the first round of the 2006 NHL entry draft, he's played in six career NHL games.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 04:58:00 PM

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