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Chris Valentine

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Playing career  1981–1996
Role  Ice hockey player
Weight  86 kg
Career end  1996
Name  Chris Valentine
Height  1.85 m
Career start  1981
Positions  Centerman
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Born  December 6, 1961 (age 54)Belleville, ON, CAN (1961-12-06)
NHL Draft  194th overall, 1981Washington Capitals
Played for  Washington Capitals, Dusseldorfer EG

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Christopher William Valentine (born December 6, 1961 in Belleville, Ontario and raised in Kanata, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach.



Valentine began his hockey career in 1978 at St. Louis University before moving to the QMJHL's Sorel Black Hawks. He was selected in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft in the 10th round by the Washington Capitals. Starting with the 1981–82 NHL season he played for the Capitals and their farm team, the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League. He played 105 NHL games, all with the Capitals, during his career.

As a free agent following the 1983–84 NHL season, Valentine elected to sign in Germany with DEG in Dusseldorf. From 1990-93 and again in 1996, Valentine led DEG to the German national championship. By the end of his career in 1996 he had played 571 games for DEG.

After the end of his playing career Valentine became a coach, accepting the head coaching position with DEG in 1997. In 1998 he moved to the EV Landshut, later to Adler Mannheim and in 2001 to the Krefeld Pinguine. In 2003, Valentine ended his coaching career in Germany and returned to his native Canada with his family. In December 2006 he took over as head coach of the EHC Black Wings Linz of the Austrian Hockey League.


  • Chris Valentine is the father of Canadian figure skater and television personality Mandy Valentine.
  • Due to his success there as a player, DEG has retired Valentine's number 10.
  • References

    Chris Valentine Wikipedia