Feb 20 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche right wing Chuck Kobasew (12) attempts to regain control of the puck during the second period of the game against the St. Louis Blues at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Kobasew, 31, was drafted in the first-round (14th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames, and has since played 10 seasons — the past two with the Colorado Avalanche.
Standing at 6-foot and weighing 192-pounds, Kobasew has skated for the Boston Bruins and the Minnesota Wild — in addition to Calgary and Colorado. Performing in 568 total regular-season contests, he has compiled 208 points (108G, 100A).
He’s capable of posting 20-goals in a season having done it three times (Calgary ’05-06, Boston ’07-08, ’08-09), but in the past season with Colorado, he logged just nine points (5G, 4A) in 37 contests.
Kobasew played one season at Boston College, to which he skated with Pens defensemen Brooks Orpik and Rob Scuderi. He helped guide the Eagles to a NCAA national championship.
Camp officially started today.
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