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NHL Western Conference Finals Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks right winger Kris Versteeg (32) brings the puck up between Detroit Red Wings defenders Kirk Maltby (18) and Kris Draper (33) during the second period of game 3 of the 2009 NHL Western Conference finals at the United Center in Chicago on May 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)
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Kris Versteeg (born May 13, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently on contract to play for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Originally selected 134th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins, he played with club's minor league affiliate, the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) for parts of two seasons before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks. Versteeg continued playing in the AHL with the Blackhawks' affiliates until making his NHL debut during the 2007–08 season. The following campaign, he received a nomination for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's best rookie. In his second full season with the Blackhawks, he helped the club win the Stanley Cup in 2010. During the subsequent off-season, he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, with whom he spent the majority of one season before being dealt once more to the Philadelphia Flyers in February 2011.

Versteeg was drafted 134th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. After a four-year Western Hockey League (WHL) career (spanning from 2002–03 to 2005–06 and spent with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Kamloops Blazers and Red Deer Rebels) During his time with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, he played with future Chicago Blackhawks teammate Brent Seabrook for three seasons. Versteeg made his professional debut, playing in the final 13 games of the 2005–06 season with Boston's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Providence Bruins.

He remained with Providence for the beginning of 2006–07 before being traded by Boston on February 3, 2007, along with a conditional draft pick, to the Chicago Blackhawks for Brandon Bochenski. As a result, he moved within the AHL to Chicago's minor league affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. Versteeg then played for the Rockford IceHogs in 2007–08, as Chicago switched its AHL affiliation. He made his NHL debut that season as he was called up for a total of 13 games, recording 2 goals and 2 assists.

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