|Date of birth||March 6, 1986|
|place of birth||West Seneca , New York , USA|
|2004-2008||Michigan State University|
|2008||Grand Rapids Griffins|
|2008-2009||Lake Erie Monsters|
New York Rangers
Hartford Wolf Pack
|2015-2016||San Diego Gulls|
San Diego Gulls
Chris Mueller (born March 6, 1986 in West Seneca , New York ) is an American ice hockey player who has been under contract with the Anaheim Ducks in the National Hockey League since December 2019 and at the same time for their farm team, the San Diego Gulls , in the American Hockey League is used. Previously, the center was active in the NHL for the Nashville Predators , Dallas Stars and New York Rangers , but was mostly used in the AHL.
Chris Mueller attended Nichols School in his youth and played for their ice hockey team in a regional high school league. He then attended Michigan State University for four years , where he won the championship of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) with the Spartans in the 2006/07 season . Without being considered in an NHL Entry Draft , the attacker was active for various teams in minor leagues after his college days , for the Grand Rapids Griffins , Lake Erie Monsters and Milwaukee Admirals from the American Hockey League (AHL) as well as for the Johnstown Chiefs and the Cincinnati Cyclones in the ECHL . As a player in the Milwaukee Admirals, he signed a contract in December 2010 with the Nashville Predators , the cooperation partner of the Admirals from the National Hockey League (NHL). As a result, the center came to 37 NHL missions in Nashville over the next two and a half years, but was still mainly used in Milwaukee and represented the Admirals at the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic .
In the summer of 2013, his expiring contract with the Predators was not extended, so the American joined the Dallas Stars as a free agent in July 2013 . With their farm team, the Texas Stars , he won the AHL playoffs for the Calder Cup at the end of the 2013/14 season . Also as a free agent, Mueller joined the New York Rangers in July 2014 , where he was mainly used for the Hartford Wolf Pack , before moving to the Anaheim Ducks in the summer of 2015 and to the Arizona Coyotes in the summer of 2016 . At these two stations, he received no more NHL service time, but played exclusively for the San Diego Gulls and the Tucson Roadrunners . In the Roadrunners' jersey, he achieved his personal best in the AHL in the 2016/17 season with 67 points from 68 games.
In July 2017 Mueller signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs , with their farm team, the Toronto Marlies , he won his second Calder Cup at the end of the 2017/18 season. For the 2019/20 season, he joined the Tampa Bay Lightning as a free agent . They sent him back to the Anaheim Ducks in December 2019 in exchange for Patrick Sieloff .
Achievements and Awards
Status: end of the 2019/20 season
|2004/05||Michigan State University||NCAA||41||2||17th||19th||+1||32|
|2005/06||Michigan State University||NCAA||41||11||16||27||+5||47|
|2006/07||Michigan State University||NCAA||42||16||16||32||+11||30th|
|2007/08||Michigan State University||NCAA||42||13||14th||27||+4||32|
|2007/08||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||2||0||0||0||+2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2008/09||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||59||5||11||16||+1||23||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2009/10||Cincinnati Cyclones||ECHL||5||4th||1||5||± 0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2010/11||Nashville Predators||NHL||15th||0||3||3||± 0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2013/14||Texas Stars||AHL||60||25th||32||57||+9||29||19th||6th||5||11||± 0||12|
|2014/15||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||64||14th||26th||40||-2||26th||15th||5||4th||9||-3||6th|
|2014/15||New York Rangers||NHL||7th||1||1||2||-1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2015/16||San Diego Gulls||AHL||63||20th||37||57||-10||50||9||4th||7th||11||+4||6th|
|2019/20||San Diego Gulls||AHL||29||8th||7th||15th||-8th||10||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AHL total||771||241||324||565||-13||408||101||32||42||74||± 0||51|
( Legend for player statistics: Sp or GP = games played; T or G = goals scored; V or A = assists scored ; Pkt or Pts = scorer points scored ; SM or PIM = penalty minutes received ; +/− = plus / minus balance; PP = overpaid goals scored ; SH = underpaid goals scored ; GW = winning goals scored; 1 play-downs / relegation )
- Predators Sign Forward Chris Mueller; Activate Mueller to NHL Roster. nhl.com, December 27, 2010, accessed June 18, 2018 .
- Dallas Stars sign center Chris Mueller. nhl.com, July 8, 2013, accessed June 18, 2018 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American ice hockey player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 6, 1986|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||West Seneca , New York , United States|