The Minnesota Wild has claimed forward Chris Porter
off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.
Porter, 31 (5/29/84), signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flyers on August 8, 2015. He recorded two points (1-1=2) in 24 regular season games with the St. Louis Blues last season and tallied one assist in three playoff games. Porter has collected 27 points (11-16=27) and 33 penalty minutes (PIM) in 173 games during parts of six NHL seasons with St. Louis (2008-15). He also recorded five points (2-3=5) in 15 playoff games with the Blues. Porter represented the United States at the 2011 World Championship.
The Toronto, Ont., native has also tallied 140 points (55-85=140) and 310 PIM in 322 career American Hockey League (AHL) contests with the Peoria Rivermen (2007-13) and Chicago Wolves (2013-14). Porter played four seasons at the University of North Dakota (2003-07) where he posted 93 points (42-51=93) in 175 games and served as team captain his senior season. He played with Wild forward Zach Parise at North Dakota for two seasons (2002-04) and one season at Shattuck-St. Mary’s (2001-02).
Porter was originally selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the ninth round (282nd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He will wear sweater No. 7 with Minnesota.