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Chris VandeVelde | Center

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: North Dakota

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Chris VandeVelde won Philadelphia's Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy, which goes to the team's most improved player.
The winner of the award is determined by a player vote. VandeVelde, 28, had been bouncing between the AHL and NHL for years going into the 2014-15 campaign, but he ended up playing in 72 contests with the Flyers this season. "It was pretty cool, especially that my teammates voted on it," VandeVelde said in reference to winning the trophy. "I think I came a long way from last year. I started the year down in Allentown and worked my way up. I had a pretty good season. It was a fun year and I enjoyed it." VandeVelde is set to be a free agent this summer, but he hopes to re-sign with Philadelphia. It will be interesting to see if he can secure a one-way contract after showing what he can do as a regular bottom-six forward this season. Apr 20 - 9:59 AM

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Chris VandeVelde scored his ninth goal of the season on Saturday.

VandeVelde scored only once last season in 46 games so his nine goals in 56 games this season is a vast improvement. He has 15 points this season so unless you are in a very, very, very deep league, he should not be on your team.
Mar 8 - 9:55 AM

Chris VandeVelde has five goals in his last seven games.

That is quite a streak from the bottom six forward as he now has eight goals and 13 points in 42 contests this season. If you are riding him during this hot streak, kudos to you.
Feb 8 - 10:53 AM

Chris VandeVelde scored for the Flyers in their 2-1 loss to the Hurricanes in Carolina Friday night.

It was VandeVelde's second goal of the season. The center made it 2-1 in the third period at 8:45 after wing Vinny Lecavalier did most of the work setting it up. Defenseman Mark Streit sent an outlet pass to Lecavalier, who weaved his way through the Carolina defense and set up Vandevelde with a drop pass at the left point. Vandevelde took a snap shot that beat Carolina goalie Cam Ward over his glove.
Jan 2 - 9:59 PM

Chris VandeVelde is dealing with a lower-body injury.

VandeVelde is projected to be a game-time decision on Friday as a result. He has a goal and four assists in 27 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 2 - 9:58 AM

Chris VandeVelde (lower body) returned to action on Saturday.

VandeVelde played for the first time since November 20 but it was not memorable as he was a minus-two in just 6:54 minutes of playing time. He has no fantasy value.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 03:24:00 AM

Chris VandeVelde (lower body) is questionable Friday.

VandeVelde has been out for three straight games due to the ailment. He has a goal and three points in 14 contests this season.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 10:49:00 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers will be without forward Chris VandeVelde on Saturday.

It could be related to a rumored lower-body injury. JFYI as he isn't a major fantasy contributor.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Chris Vandevelde is doubtful on Saturday with a lower body injury.

Vandevelde was seen on Thursday night limping as he left the dressing room. If he cannot go, look for Jason Akeson to draw into the lineup.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Chris VandeVelde is expected to play alongside Vincent Lecavalier and R.J. Umberger on Saturday.

The Flyers briefly experimented with putting VandeVelde on the top line to fill in for the injured Michael Raffl, but that experiment didn't even last a full game. VandeVelde is still playing with two talented forwards though, so he's worth keeping on your radar.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Chris VandeVelde skated on the top line during Wednesday's practice.

The Flyers needed to move someone to the first line because Michael Raffl sustained a lower-body injury that will sideline him for the next six weeks, but it's surprising that VandeVelde is the one who was selected for that role. The 27-year-old has played in just 54 games and isn't even an offensive standout at the AHL level. This situation is worth keeping an eye on, but we can't recommend picking up VandeVelde in standard leagues yet.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 01:49:00 PM

Chris VandeVelde scored his first goal of the 2014-15 campaign on Tuesday.

VandeVelde now has two goals and six points in 51 career contests. As you might suspect, he's not worth owning in standard leagues.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 09:10:00 AM

Chris VandeVelde could see his first action of the NHL season on Saturday.

If he does, it's likely as the fourth line center with Jason Akeson the likely man out of the lineup. VandeVelde was recalled on Friday after scoring twice in his AHL debut.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 08:49:00 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers have summoned Chris VandeVelde.

VandeVelde had two goals in his 2014-15 debut with the AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He's projected to either be a healthy scratch or the Flyers' fourth-line center on Saturday.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 05:35:00 AM

Chris VandeVelde has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.

VandeVelde will come with a $575,000 annual cap hit at the NHL level. He had an assist in 18 games with Philadelphia in 2013-14. He turned 27 in March and should be regarded as an organizational depth forward.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 03:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Ryan White
4Chris VandeVelde
5Nick Cousins
6Vincent Lecavalier
LW1Brayden Schenn
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Zac Rinaldo
5R.J. Umberger
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
5Jay Rosehill
6Aaron Palushaj
D1Mark Streit
2Andrew MacDonald
3Nicklas Grossmann
4Michael Del Zotto
5Luke Schenn
6Nick Schultz
7Carlo Colaiacovo
8Radko Gudas
9Brandon Manning
10Evgeni Medvedev
11Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery