July 27, 1981|
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)|
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
19th overall, 2000|
Krystofer Stanley "Krys" Kolanos (born July 27, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent having last played for SG Cortina in the Alps Hockey League. He has played with the Phoenix Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, and Calgary Flames in his National Hockey League (NHL) career.
Kolanos was selected in the first round, 19th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes from Boston College. In college, he scored the game-winning goal in overtime for Boston College in the National Championship.
Kolanos' career has been limited by a serious concussion after Václav Varaďa hit him from behind and knocked him unconscious in a game on January 19, 2002. Varaďa received a major penalty and game misconduct as a result of his actions.
Perhaps the most memorable moment in Kolanos' NHL career occurred during his rookie season on March 31, 2002 when, despite lingering post-concussion symptoms, he scored a penalty shot goal against all-star Patrick Roy, after which the now Hall of Famer reacted emotionally and was assessed a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct.
Kolanos reported to the 2007 Calgary Flames' training camp. On September 19, 2007, Kolanos was assigned to the Calgary Flames' AHL affiliate, the Quad City Flames; however he did not report to the team. He later signed with Quad City in November for the 2007-08 season.
On July 11, 2008, Kolanos signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Wild. Kolanos was assigned to the Houston Aeros to start the 2008-09 season. Kolanos was recalled multiple times by the Wild as an injury replacement, Krys was recalled for a month in January and played in 21 games adding 6 points, before returning for the Aeros playoff run.
Regular season and playoffs
|2005–06||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||3||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||19||10||11||21||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||17||6||6||12||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Quad City Flames||AHL||65||30||33||63||84||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||KHL||3||0||0||0||16||5||1||0||1||4|
|2014–15||KHL Medveščak Zagreb||KHL||6||3||2||5||2||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||1999–00|
|All-Hockey East Second Team||2000–01|
|AHCA East Second-Team All-American||2000–01|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||2001|||
|NHL YoungStars Game||2001–02|
- "Kolanos injured in loss". CNNSI. January 19, 2002. Retrieved November 1, 2008.
- "Roy ejected Avalanche fall to Coyotes". CBC Sports. March 31, 2002. Retrieved November 1, 2008.
- "Wild signs forward Krys Kolanos". Minnesota Wild. July 11, 2008. Archived from the original on September 29, 2008. Retrieved June 23, 2009.
- "Wild recalls Krys Kolanos from Houston". Minnesota Wild. December 19, 2008. Archived from the original on December 24, 2008. Retrieved June 23, 2009.
- "Flyers sign five". Philadelphia Flyers. July 17, 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2010.
- "Mark Kolanos player profile". eliteprospects.com. June 16, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick