|Harrington was the captain at Minnesota.
(April 18, 2006) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs signed University of Minnesota Golden Gopher (NCAA) defenceman Chris Harrington to an Entry Level contract according to John Ferguson, vice-president and general manager of the NHL club.
Harrington, a 23-year-old native of St. Cloud, Minnesota, played in 40 games for the Golden Gophers this past season, and earned a career-high 36 points (three goals, 33 assists). Harrington was Minnesota's team captain in his fourth and final season at the school.
Harrington won a national championship with the Golden Gophers and was a WCHA All-Rookie selection in the 2002-03 season. In 129 career games at Minnesota, Harrington earned 109 points (14 goals, 95 assists) along with 264 career penalty minutes.
Harrington's father, John, played on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, which won the gold medal.