Chris Barton (F)
Nailers/ECHL: Joined the Nailers at the start of the 2011-12 season, and proceeded to lead the team in scoring, finishing with 29 goals, 31 assists, and 60 points in 69 regular season games..... Netted four goals in four playoff games, also leading the team in that category..... Scored his first career hat trick (and Wheeling's lone hat trick of the season) on October 29th vs. Trenton..... Had a 10-game point streak from 10/29-11/24..... Was named ECHL Rookie of the Month in November..... Was named ECHL Player of the Week for 11/14-11/20..... Named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team..... Won the Nailers' 2011-12 team awards for Leading Scorer and 3 Stars.
AHL: Appeared in one game with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the end of the 2010-11 season, following his collegiate career. Played in five games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins during the 2011-12 campaign.
College: Attended Merrimack College from 2007-11, where he majored in Management..... Racked up 48 goals, 71 assists, 129 points, and 46 penalty minutes in 141 games with the Warriors..... Was the team captain during his junior and senior seasons..... Named Hockey East Player of the Week during his junior season..... Was a Hockey East All-Academic Selection three times.
Juniors: Played two seasons for the AJHL's Camrose Kodiaks from 2005-07..... Suited up in 116 games, notching 41 goals, 63 assists, 104 points, and 62 penalty minutes..... Saw 14 games of playoff action during his second year, recording five goals and six assists, while helping the Kodiaks to the AJHL Championship.
ECHL Individual Game Highs:
Goals: 3 (10/29/11 vs. TRE)
Assists: 2 (5X, last- 2/25/12 at TOL)
Points: 3 (5X, last- 1/21/12 vs. ELM)
Penalty Minutes: 8 (2/19/12 at TRE)
ECHL Season Highs:
Goals: 29 (2011-12)
Assists: 31 (2011-12)
Points: 60 (2011-12)
Penalty Minutes: 40 (2011-12)
View Game By Game Stats Player Stats
|Regular Season Stats|
|2012-13 Regular Season||Wheeling Nailers||47||23||20||43||-12||174||23|
|2011-12 Regular Season||Wheeling Nailers||69||29||31||60||13||264||40|
|2012 Playoffs||Wheeling Nailers||4||4||0||4||2||21||6|