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Kris Draper

Born:May 24, 1971Draft:1989 Jets #62 Overall
Hometown:Toronto, ONPosition:C
Known For:The Grind LineShoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Detroit Red Wings
(Director of Amateur Scouting)

Kristopher Bruce “Kris” Draper (born May 24, 1971) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current director of amateur scouting for the Detroit Red Wings, the team which he played 17 seasons for during his 20-year National Hockey League (NHL) playing career.

Draper is a four-time winner of the Stanley Cup (all with Detroit), a Frank J. Selke Trophy winner and has scored over 100 goals in his NHL career with the Red Wings. Draper was a member of the famous “Grind Line” in Detroit, consisting of himself, Kirk Maltby and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty.

Years as an NHL player: 1990-2011

Years as an NHL executive: 2011-present

Kris Draper Detroit Red Wings
Kris Draper, Detroit Red Wings, Apr. 15, 2007 (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Kris Draper Statistics

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Front Office History

  • Detroit Red Wings (Special Assistant to the GM) 2011-2019
  • Detroit Red Wings (Director of Amateur Scouting) 2019-present


  • 4x Stanley Cup Champion (Red Wings – 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008)
  • World Championship Silver Medal (2005)
  • World Cup Gold Medal (2005)
  • Frank J. Selke Trophy (2004)
  • World Championship Gold Medal (2003)
  • 2x U20 WJC Gold Medal (1990, 1991)