Chris Wagner

Lucas Main

2016-06-14

Chris Wagner - photo courtesy: USA TODAY Sports Images

Chris Wagner, C

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 195

Born: 1991-5-21

Hometown: Wellesley, MA

Drafted:  2010, 122ndth overall by Anaheim

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

May 2016 – Wagner played a total of 43 games in the show last season registering four goals and two assists. Shortly after being reclaimed by Anaheim in February, he signed a two-year, one-way contract extension. He doesn't have much relevance on the stat sheet unless your league counts hits, blocks, and faceoffs; he registered 95 hits, 27 blocks, and won 148 out of 274 draws (54%). With Shawn Horcoff being a UFA and Wagner's recent contract extention, expect Wagner to be the full time 4th line center next season and being a key part of Anaheim's penalty kill. If you play on Fantrax, he can provide some extra depth as he is C,RW eligible. Lucas Main

 

February 2016 – Wagner has been claimed off waivers by Anaheim, heading back to where he started the season. He managed only four points in his brief 26 games with the Avaanche. Hayden Soboleski

 

November 2015 – Wagner has been claimed off waivers by the Colorado Avalanche. He has no points and 17 PIM in 11 NHL games so far this season, along with two points and 16 PIM in three AHL games. Wagner will have value one day in leages counting penalties, but hasn't been a big scorer since his NCAA days. However, he has gone on hot streaks before and will add some all-around, gritty play to the Avs organization. Hayden Soboleski

 

January 2015 – Chris Wagner will appear in the AHL All-Star Game held on January 26th, 2015. Heading into the All-Star break, Wagner has potted 19 points in 27 games along with 38 PIM. His hard-nosed syle and presence for the net has been awarded this year and he may have a future as a potential third line scoring winger at the next level. Kevin Won

 

October 2014 – Chris Wagner has been called up by the Anaheim Ducks. After tallying a hat trick in his first game with the Admirals, let's hope he can translate this to NHL success. This call-up is off the heels of the Ducks announcing that Pat Maroon will be out for at least four weeks. Both these players play a hard-working style, which might be why management decided to call up Wagner over some other more skilled players. Kevin Won

 

July 2013 – Chris Wagner finished his first professional season in the AHL with 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) in 70 games, boasting one of the best plus/minus stats with plus-five. Wagner played a responsible two-way game all season and was strong on the face-off dot. Look for him to improve on his offence and spend another year or two in the AHL. -Kevin Won

  

March 2013 – Wagner is having a successful rookie season with the Norfolk Admirals. He's playing a solid two-way game as evident by his positive rating.  He still plays a physical game as he is just shy of a penalty minute per game.  He will still need some seasoning in the AHL for 2 years minimum before having a true shot at playing for the Ducks, but he's on the right track.  Tim Graveline

 

August 2012 – Chris Wagner has enjoyed a meteoric rise from playing in the Eastern Junior Hockey League in 2010 to being selected in the 5th round of the NHL Draft to signing a professional contract last spring. Wagner played his college hockey in the ECAC at Colgate, where he amassed 34 assists and 51 points in his sophomore, and final season. He also led the team with 69 penalty minutes, showing a lot of grit to go with his playmaking skill. Wagner is penciled in at Norfolk, but a stint in the ECHL to adjust to the pro game wouldn’t be a shock.

 

 

Fantasy Outlook:  C-

Intriguing prospect, but likely a third-liner at the NHL level.

 

 

Footage:

Wagner Hat Trick against the Hershey Bears:

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Wagner in Colgate highlight package:

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