Chris and his wife, Chelsey, got married on 7/11/15… They have a dog named Nellie and spend their summers in Plymouth, MI… Chris is involved with charitable efforts supporting the fight against ALS, and received the OHL’s Dan Snyder Trophy for humanitarianism for that work in 2009… He started playing hockey at the age of three, and his first youth team was the Chinguacousy Blues… His dad was the biggest influence on his career, and his favorite player growing up was Steve Yzerman… Chris is on twitter at username @christerry25… His favorite television show is Suits, favorite movie is Sandlot, favorite actress is Jennifer Aniston and favorite musician is Luke Bryan… His favorite book is Hockey Confidential and favorite vacation spot is Turks and Caicos… Chris worked as a paperboy for his first job… His favorite thing to do away from the rink is play golf… His favorite restaurant in Raleigh is Margaux’s… Chris enjoys watching baseball and is a fan of the Tigers and Blue Jays… His favorite non-hockey athlete is Jason Day… He has worn the number 25 since turning pro and his most memorable hockey moment was scoring a goal in his NHL debut… His favorite road city is Montreal, favorite road arena is the United Center and favorite team to play against is Toronto.
Completed his third NHL season with the Hurricanes… Established career highs in goals (11), assists (9), points (20) and games played (57)… Led the team with a 15.5% shooting percentage… Set a career high with three power-play goals… Scored a goal in the season opener vs. NYI (10/10)… Recorded his first multi-point game of the season and second of his NHL career with a goal and an assist vs. BUF (10/14)… Notched a goal and an assist vs. LA (11/2)… Assigned to Charlotte (AHL) for a conditioning stint (11/25)… Recalled from Charlotte (AHL) on 12/7… Found the net in consecutive games from 12/18-12/20 (2g, 0a)… Scored a goal and added an assist . DAL (3/12)… Recorded a career-long four-game point streak from 3/28-4/2 (2g, 2a)… Scored his 10th goal of the season at FLA (4/2)… Became just the sixth rookie (since the team’s arrival in North Carolina) to reach 10 or more goals… Netted his 11th goal of the season and added an assist at DET (4/7)… Was a healthy extra for: 20 games… Longest assist streak: 2 games (3/29-3/31: 0g, 2a)… Longest goal streak: 2 games (10/14-10/16: 2g, 1a; 12/18-12/20: 2g, 0a)… Longest point streak: 4 games (3/28-4/2: 2g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 4 (10/14 vs. BUF: 1g, 1a; 11/2 vs. LA: 1g, 1a; 3/12 vs. DAL: 1g, 1a; 4/7 at DET: 1g, 1a).
Is in his fourth NHL season with the Hurricanes… Signed a one-year contract with the Hurricanes on 6/25/15, which goes through the 2015-16 season… Originally selected by Carolina in the fifth round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft… Has totaled 301 points (121g, 180a) in 380 career American Hockey League (AHL) games… Enters the season as the Charlotte Checkers’ all-time leader in games played (299), assists (150) and points (254) and ranks second in goals (104)… Did not miss a game due to injury in his first five full professional seasons… Ranks third on Plymouth’s all-time scoring list (289 points) and is third in Plymouth’s franchise history in assists (175) and fifth in goals (114)… Holds Plymouth’s franchise record for consecutive regular-season games played at 168 games (1/5/06-3/16/08).
2005-06: Was named Plymouth’s Rookie of the Year after tallying nine goals and 19 assists (28 points) in 64 games… Played for Team Ontario at the 2006 World Under-17 Tournament in Regina, Sask, totaling six points (5g, 1a) in five games.
2006-07: Tallied 66 points (22g, 44a) in 68 regular-season games for Plymouth… Ranked fourth among Whalers skaters with 18 playoff points as Plymouth captured the 2007 OHL championship.
2007-08: Became the 14th player in Plymouth’s history to record a 100-point season, notching 44 goals and 57 assists (101 points) to lead the Whalers in scoring… Represented the Western Conference in the 2008 OHL All-Star Classic in Sault Ste. Marie.
2008-09: Led Plymouth and ranked second in the OHL in scoring with 94 points (39g, 55a) in 53 games… Was the OHL’s recipient of the Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy as the league’s humanitarian of the year… Was also named the first-ever winner of the Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy for leadership on and off the ice… Named an OHL Third Team All-Star… Served as Plymouth’s team captain and earned the team’s MVP, Humanitarian of the Year and Academic Player of the Year awards… Was the OHL Player of the Month for December 2008 after totaling 15 points (7g, 8a) in 10 games, and for February 2009 with 26 points (10g, 16a) in 10 games… Represented the Western Conference at the 2009 OHL All-Star Classic in Windsor, his second consecutive All-Star appearance… Was named to the Canadian team for the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge but could not play due to illness.
2009-10: Ranked second among Albany skaters in scoring during his rookie AHL season, totaling 47 points (17 goals, 30 assists)… Also ranked second on the team in plus/minus (+12) and was one of two River Rats to play in all 80 regular season games… Scored his first professional goal (and point) vs. Manchester (10/3)… Played in all eight of Albany’s 2010 Calder Cup Playoff games, and was third among Rats skaters six points (2g, 4a).
2010-11: Ranked first among Charlotte skaters and third in the AHL with 34 goals, tops among AHL Eastern Conference players… Skated in all 16 of Charlotte’s Calder Cup Playoff games, ranking tied for first on the team with six playoff goals.
2011-12: Led Charlotte (AHL) with 59 points and a career-high 43 assists, ranking eighth in the AHL in assists and tied for 21st in scoring… Was tied for first in the AHL with three shootout game winners… Had four assists at Abbotsford (1/20/12), setting new personal highs and tying team records for most points and assists in a game.
2012-13: Appeared in his first NHL season, scoring one goal in three games… Spent the majority of the season with Charlotte (AHL), leading the Checkers in goals (25), assists (35) and points (60) and serving as alternate captain… Was tied for first in the AHL in game-winning goals (8), and tied for 12th in points (60)… Earned his first NHL recall on 3/8… Scored his first NHL goal, the game-winning goal, on his first career shot in his first NHL game vs. NJ (3/9)… Totaled four points (2g, 2a) in five playoff games.
2013-14: Totaled two assists in 10 games for the Hurricanes… Played in 70 games for Charlotte (AHL), leading the Checkers in assists (41) and shots (230), and ranking second in goals (28) and points (69)… His career-high 69 points were second on the team and tied for sixth in the AHL… Ranked fifth in the AHL in power-play goals (15) and third in power-play points (37)… Led Charlotte and was tied for third in the AHL with a career-high 230 shots on goal… Served as Charlotte’s alternate captain for the second consecutive season… Led both the Checkers (four goals on six attempts) and Hurricanes (two goals on two attempts) in shootout goals… Had a career-long, nine-game AHL point streak (10/4-10/31: 6g, 4a) to start the season… Tied his AHL career high and the Checkers’ franchise record with four assists vs. Oklahoma City (1/24)… Notched three assists at Iowa (3/26) to extend his AHL point streak to nine games (7g, 7a), matching his career long… Returned to the NHL and earned his first two NHL assists vs. DAL (4/3), becoming the first Hurricanes skater to earn his first two NHL assists in the same period since Niclas Wallin on Jan. 9, 2001… Reassigned to Charlotte on 4/4 and recorded an assist in that night’s game at San Antonio, making him the first player to score 250 points as a Checker.