Tom Chorske

PROFILE

Number: 17
Shoots: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 212
Birth Date: 1966-09-18
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota

BIOGRAPHY

Tom Chorske was selected by the Montreal Canadiens 16th overall in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. After being drafted, Chorske played two years of NCAA hockey at the University of Minnesota. In 1986-87, he played in 47 games for the Golden Gophers, scoring 20 goals and 42 points.
In 1989-90, Chorske played 14 games with the Montreal Canadiens, scoring three goals and an assist. After another season in Montreal, he joined the New Jersey Devils, playing 76 games in 1991-92, scoring 19 goals and 36 points. In 1993-94, he had his finest offensive production, scoring 21 goals and 41 points but it was the following season which was by far the most satisfying for Chorske, his teammates and fans of the Devils. After several years of being near the top of the NHL, the Devils finally put it all together in the spring of 1995, defeating the Detroit Red Wings in four straight games in the Stanley Cup finals.
Chorske's best memories stem from his day of having the Cup back in Minneapolis, to show all the people of the city. Chorske's Stanley Cup tour also included a stop at a local restaurant where his parents would go to watch the Devils play on satellite television.
In 1995-96, Chorske joined the Ottawa Senators where he played for two years before heading to New York to suit up for the Islanders. During the 1998-99 season, he was sent to the Washington Capitals for 17 games before finally ending up in Calgary. In 1999-2000, Chorske played 33 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, his final stop in the NHL. In 2000-01, he appeared in 78 games for the Houston Aeros of the now defunct IHL, scoring 27 goals and 52 points. Minnesota High School - Player of the Year (1985)WCHA First All-Star Team (1989)

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