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Chris VandeVelde | Center

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: North Dakota

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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. Oct 29 - 9:10 AM

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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.
Oct 18 - 8:49 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.
Oct 17 - 5:35 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.
Jul 4 - 3:16 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have demoted Chris VandeVelde.

VandeVelde has an assist in 18 games with Philadelphia this season. The 26-year-old forward is an organizational depth player.
Mar 14 - 10:33 AM

Chris VandeVelde has been summoned by the Philadelphia Flyers.

VandeVelde successfully cleared waivers in late January. The 26-year-old forward has a goal and four points in 43 career NHL games.
Mar 11 - 3:11 PM

Chris VandeVelde has been placed on waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers.

VandeVelde has an assist in 17 games this season. He's on a one-year, two-way deal that's worth $550,000 at the NHL level.
Jan 29 - 12:59 PM

Chris VandeVelde played for the first time in five games on Saturday.

VandeVelde had been a healthy scratch in the previous four matchups. He saw fourth line minutes with Jay Rosehill and Adam Hall on his wings. He had no points in 10:34 minutes of play with a shot and a hit. He has one assist in seven NHL games this season.
Jan 5 - 9:32 AM

Chris VandeVelde is back up with the Philadelphia Flyers after signing a one-year contract with the big club.

He inked an AHL contract with the Phantoms during the summer. VandeVelde has seven goals and six assists in 23 minor-league games this season.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 04:38:00 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have sent Chris Vandevelde to the minors.

It was thought that Vandevelde may have done enough in training camp to get one of the final forward spots but it was not to be. He will start the season in Adirondack with the Phantoms and could be one of the first callups when the Flyers run into injury problems.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 09:17:00 AM

Chris VandeVelde may have defied the odds and secured a spot for himself on the Philadelphia Flyers roster.

"No one knew much about him," writes Tim Panaccio, Flyers insider for "No one gave him much of a chance. No one thought he’d last this long, either." But, Panaccio continues, "unless another bomb drops from the Flyers' front office, the 26-year-old has won the vacant spot at left wing over Austrian Michael Raffl and Phantom/Flyer Tye McGinn." General manager Paul Holmgren said VandeVelde’s one advantage over Raffl, who has played his entire career in Europe, was North American experience -- 38 games in the NHL with Edmonton; 194 in the AHL. Flyers assistant GM Ron Hextall discovered VandeVelde, who played college hockey with Hextall’s son, Brett, at North Dakota. For fantasy purposes, leave VandeVelde alone. At least, for now. He might ended up surprising everyone again, but he'll be relegated to fourth-line status at the outset.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 12:01:00 PM

Chris Vande Velde has been very good at Philadelphia's training camp and he appears to be in the mix for a roster spot.

He is competing with Scott Laughton and Michael Raffl to start the season with the Flyers. Vande Velde signed an AHL contract with the Phantoms last Friday and he's been used a great deal on the penalty kill at camp.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 12:38:00 PM

Chris Vande Velde has agreed to a one-year, AHL contract with the Adirondack Phantoms.

The Phantoms are the AHL affiliates of the Philadelphia Flyers. Vande Velde has a goal and three points in 28 career NHL contests.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 02:08:00 PM

Chris Vande Velde has been sent to the AHL by the Edmonton Oilers.

Vande Velde has no points in 11 Oilers games this season. He also has two goals and 10 points in 38 AHL contests in 2012-13.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 12:43:00 PM

Chris Vande Velde was in the lineup for the Oilers Saturday.

Vande Velde received just 8:33 of ice time playing on the club's fourth line, but injuries to a couple of Edmonton forwards will likely keep him in the lineup for a few more games.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 02:02:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Vincent Lecavalier
3Brayden Schenn
4Sean Couturier
5Blair Jones
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Zac Rinaldo
5Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Brandon Manning
10Kimmo Timonen
11Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery