|Born:||May 24, 1971||Draft:||1989 Jets #62 Overall|
|Known For:||“The Grind Line”||Shoots:||Left|
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 Statistics
- Two of the Cheapest NHL Trades Ever
- Five Winnipeg Jets Players You Didn’t Know Were Jets
- Detroit Red Wings’ All-Time Greatest Lines
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)
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