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Tom Chorske

Tom Chorske  #17

Right Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: September 18, 1966
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Minneapolis, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 212 DRAFTED: MTL / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (16th overall)
Minnesota High School Player of the Year (1985) WCHA First All-Star Team (1989) Traded to New Jersey by Montreal with Stephane Richer for Kirk Muller and Roland Melanson, September 20, 1991. Claimed on waivers by Ottawa from New Jersey, October 5, 1995. Claimed by NY Islanders from Ottawa in Waiver Draft, September 28, 1997. Traded to Washington by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 8th round choice (Maxim Orlov) in 1999 Entry Draft for Washington's 6th round choice (Bjorn Melin) in 1999 Entry Draft, October 16, 1998. Traded to Calgary by Washington for Calgary's 7th round choice (later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Tim Eriksson) in 2000 Entry Draft and Washington's 9th round choice (previously acquired, Washington selected Bjorn Nord) in 2000 Entry Draft, March 22, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September 2, 1999. Missed majority of 1999-2000 season recovering from thumb injury suffered in game vs. NY Islanders, February 3, 2000.
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I'm going into this with an open mind. This is a very young player (23) with a tremendous, tremendous amount of upside.

— Rangers coach Alain Vigneault on Emerson Etem's potential