The rookies will gather in Penticton, B.C., on Sept. 11 and the main camp opens Sept. 17. The Winnipeg Jets are gearing up for their return to the NHL and opening night vs. the Montreal Canadiens Oct. 9 at the MTS Centre. During the next few weeks, we will provide you with an up-close look at some of the players who are expected to be in the team's lineup when it hits the ice against the legendary Habs.

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The rookies will gather in Penticton, B.C., on Sept. 11 and the main camp opens Sept. 17. The Winnipeg Jets are gearing up for their return to the NHL and opening night vs. the Montreal Canadiens Oct. 9 at the MTS Centre. During the next few weeks, we will provide you with an up-close look at some of the players who are expected to be in the team's lineup when it hits the ice against the legendary Habs.

22 CHRIS THORBURN

RIGHT WING

NUMBER: 22

Chris Thorburn

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Chris Thorburn

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 230

SHOOTS: Right

BORN: June 3, 1983 (Age 28)

BIRTHPLACE: Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

DRAFTED: Buffalo/2001 NHL entry draft

ROUND: 2nd (50th overall)

  • His favourite hockey moment was scoring his first goal, vs. Anaheim in 2006
  • Won the Atlanta's Players' Player award, as voted on by his teammates
  • Set career highs in goals (9) and points (19) in 2010-11
  • Signed by the Thrashers to a multi-year contract extension in February
  • Lists Wayne Gretzky as his favourite player growing up

TRANSACTIONS: Played just two games for the Sabres before being claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh on Oct. 3, 2006. Acquired by the Thrashers for a third-round selection in the 2007 NHL entry draft on June 22, 2007.

SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2010-2011 THRASHERS 82 9 10 19 -4 77 2 0 0 114 7.9
NHL Totals   354 28 43 71 -12 438 2 3 3 375 7.5