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Chris Kreider | Winger | #20

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/30/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 226
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (19) / NYR
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Kreider is on a season-opening four-game point streak.
Kreider had an assist in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Detroit. He has three goals and seven points so far this season. Oct 20 - 10:40 AM

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Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist in the Rangers' 7-4 win over San Jose Monday night.

That's Kreider's third straight multi-point game. The last Rangers player to get six points in his first three games was Brian Leetch in 1992-93. "He’s a power forward who is playing to his strengths and he's a little tough to handle right now, whether it’s on the initial rush or down low in the opponent’s end," said Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. "He makes it real challenging for the other team."
Oct 18 - 5:12 AM

Chris Kreider scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-3 win over the New York Islanders.

The Rangers held a 2-0 lead heading into the third period before the Isles tied the game. Kreider's goal at the 9:45 mark of the third frame restored the Rangers' lead. He also picked up the primary assist on Brandon Pirri's power play goal that came just over six minutes later. Michael Grabner, Mats Zuccarello and J.T. Miller also found the back of the net for the Rangers.
Oct 13 - 10:17 PM

Chris Kreider scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 OT loss to the New York Islanders.

Kreider opened the scoring at the 16:42 mark of the second period and he also picked up the primary assist on Nicklas Jensen's game-tying goal in the second period. The 25-year-old has a great combination of speed and size and the Rangers will hope that he can become a little more consistent this year. Kreider scored 21 goals and 43 points in 79 games in 2015-16.
Oct 4 - 10:40 PM

Chris Kreider feels like he got away from the style he wants to play with last season.

"It's what I should've been doing last year and it's what I will be doing this year -- big, strong, fast, mean, imposing, getting to the net and playing a power forward game ... north-south," Kreider said. He admitted that his cold start got to him and he is anxious to come out strong in 2016-17. Kreider got a lift during the off-season with a four-year, $18.5 million deal, which has given him some additional confidence.
Jul 27 - 5:07 PM

Chris Kreider has inked a four-year, $18.5 million contract with the New York Rangers.

Kreider was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing today, but this agreement made that moot. He'll come with a $4.625 million annual cap hit, which is very close to the $4.75 million he was requesting, but while the Rangers conceded ground in terms of average annual salary, Kreider provided them with a longer term. This could end up working out very well for the Rangers if Kreider demonstrates that at the age of 25 he hasn't yet reached his peak. He had 21 goals and 43 points in 79 contests last season after recording 46 points in 2014-15.
Jul 22 - 12:10 PM

Chris Kreider has requested a salary of $4.75 million for the 2016-17 campaign.

The New York Rangers have countered with an offer of $3.2 million. Those figures are being provided ahead of Friday's scheduled arbitration hearing. If the two sides can find a middle ground prior to the hearing then it will be made moot.
Jul 20 - 5:56 PM

Chris Kreider has an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 22.

In other words, one way or another the Rangers' negotiations with Kreider will come to an end soon. He's coming off a two-year, $4.95 million deal. He had 21 goals and 43 points in 79 contests last season.
Jul 11 - 4:22 PM

Chris Kreider is exercising his right to salary arbitration.

Kreider had 21 goals and 43 points in 79 games in 2015-16. He was paid $4.95 million over the last two years.
Jul 5 - 5:57 PM

Chris Kreider will become a restricted free agent on July 1 but is not worried about returning to the Rangers.

Kreider is not in contract talks at this time but stated that the NHL has not established the salary cap for next season so he isn't concerned. Kreider is coming off his second straight 21 goal season but was red-hot at the end of the season as he scored 11 goals in his last 23 games. He should get a nice raise and bounce around on the depth charts from the second to third line. Count on Kreider for a 25 goal, 50 point season in 2016-17, if he remains healthy.
Jun 18 - 8:20 AM

Chris Kreider collected his second of the playoffs during Saturday's Game 5 against Pittsburgh.

Unfortunately the Rangers fell 6-3, ending their season. Kreider posted just two goals and points during the postseason. He has 20 goals and 33 points in 65 career playoff games.
Apr 23 - 6:07 PM

Chris Kreider is now up to 10 goals over his last 20 games.

Wow, imagine if he could keep it up all season. Kreider is now tied with his career high of 21 goals set last season, and sits just five points shy of a new high in that category as well. At this rate, one should expect him to at least tie it.
Apr 5 - 11:30 PM

Forward Chris Kreider scored a goal and added an assist to help the New York Rangers defeat the Blue Jackets 4-2 in Columbus Monday night and qualify for the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

Center Derek Stepan also had a goal and an assist for the Rangers. Stepan picked up his 29th assist of the season on Kreider's game-opening goal. He scored his 20th goal at 18:49 of the season. Kreider's goal also was his 20th of the season. His 21st assist of the season came on a goal by Mats Zuccarello. Zuccarello now has 26 goals. Also chipping in with a goal for the Rangers was Dan Boyle, his ninth. With the win, the Rangers ended a three-game losing streak. But it may have been costly as New York lost captain Ryan McDonagh to an undisclosed injury for the final two periods after the defenseman blocked a shot by Brandon Dubinsky at the end of a Columbus power play with five minutes left in the first period. The Rangers were not saying after the game what the extent of the injury is.
Apr 4 - 10:51 PM

Chris Kreider scored a pair of goals and registered an assist in a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night.

Derick Brassard chipped in a goal and had two assists for the Rangers. Derek Stepan scored his 18th goal and registered his 26th assist in 65 games this season. J.T. Miller accounted for the Rangers' other marker. Keith Yandle assisted on two of the five goals.
Mar 26 - 9:52 PM

Chris Kreider practiced on the top line Friday alongside Derick Brassard and Rick Nash.

Coach Alain Vigneault switched up his lines in practice and Jesper Fast saw himself removed from the Brassard line and put with Eric Staal and Kevin Hayes. These should be the line combinations for Saturday, although they could last only a period if things aren't working out. Stay tuned.
Mar 26 - 8:23 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Josh Jooris
5Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Jimmy Vesey
5Brandon Pirri
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Jesper Fast
4Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
3Kevin Klein
4Marc Staal
5Nick Holden
6Adam Clendening
7Brady Skjei
8Dylan McIlrath
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta