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Chris Owens (ice hockey)

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Chris Owens
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Born (1989-08-20) August 20, 1989 (age 31)
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
Alba Volán Székesfehérvár
Missouri Mavericks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2015–present

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Chris Owens (born August 20, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing for Alba Volán Székesfehérvár of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

After playing Junior Hockey for P.E.I. Rocket and the Miramichi Timberwolves, Owens played five seasons for Acadia University, from which he graduated in May 2014 with a degree in Business.[1][2][3]

Owens' outstanding University Hockey play was recognized, such as when he was named to the 2011-12 CIS All-Canadian First Team.[4]

After his fourth season with Acadia University in 2013–14, Owens signed a Professional Try Out with the St. John's Ice Caps of the American Hockey League, playing in one pre-season game, before being sent to the training camp of the Ontario Reign of the ECHL, for whom he also played in one pre-season game.[5] Owens left the Reign after training camp and returned to Acadia University to play his fifth and final season of University Hockey.[3]

The Ontario Reign, which still retained Owens' ECHL playing rights for the 2014-15 season, traded his rights, along with future considerations, to the Missouri Mavericks of the ECHL in exchange for Josh Brittain.[6] On March 18, 2015, Owens left Acadia University to join the Mavericks' roster for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.[7]

On July 1, 2015, Owens re-signed with the Mavericks for the 2015–16 season.[8] At the conclusion of his first full season in the ECHL with the Mavericks, Owens having produced 18 points in 53 games from the blueline, was traded to fellow ECHL club, the Brampton Beast on June 13, 2016.

Unable to come to terms with the Beast, Owens opted to sign abroad agreeing to a one-year deal with Hungarian club, Alba Volán Székesfehérvár of the EBEL on July 19, 2016.[9]

Awards, honours, and achievements[edit]

  • CIS All-Canadian First Team (2011-12)[citation needed]
  • CIS All-Canadian Second Team (2012-13)[citation needed]
  • AUS First Team All-Star (2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14)[3]
  • CIS All-Rookie team (2010–11)[4]
  • AUS All-Rookie team (2010–11)[4]
  • MJAHL Player of The Year (2009–10)[2][4]
  • MJAHL Top Defenceman (2009–10)[2][4]
  • MJAHL League leader in scoring (92 Points) (2009–10)[2][4]
  • MJAHL League leader in Assists (58 in 2008–09] and 69 in 2009–10, respectively)[10]
  • MJAHL League leader in Points by a Defenseman (77 in 2008–09 and 92 in 2009–10, respectively)[10]
  • MJAHL League leader in Goals by a Defenseman (19 in 2008–09 and 23 in 2009–10, respectively)[10]

References[edit]

  1. Short, Robin. "ROBIN SHORT: Recognition Breeds Opportunity". The Telegram. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "MJAHL's All-Time Leading Scoring Defenceman Joins Axemen". Acadia University. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Decoste, John (October 23, 2014). "All-Star Acadia Grad Chris Owens Returns to Hockey Axemen". Courrier de Portneuf. Retrieved March 15, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Short, Robin (November 30, 2013). "Locals Integral Part of Canada's Team at University Games". Nord Info et Voix des Mille-Iles. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  5. "Axemen Add Chris Owens". Acadia University. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
  6. "Mavericks Acquire Defenseman Chris Owens; Missouri Trades Josh Brittain to Ontario Reign". OurSportsCentral.com. March 11, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
  7. "School's Out for Owens". The Telegram. March 18, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
  8. "Mavericks Re-Sign Two Defensemen". OurSportsCentral.com. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  9. "Another forward comes out of the ECHL" (in Hungarian). Alba Volán Székesfehérvár. 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2016-07-19.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "CHRIS OWENS". EliteProspects.com. Retrieved March 15, 2015.

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