Chris Mason

Posted: February 15, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Winnipeg Jets
 

(Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

The Good: Mason is a hard-working veteran who’s shown great determination in his career. It took him eight years of pro hockey before he made it the NHL, and another three before he became a starter. He always makes the most of his opportunities, and he’ll be a good mentor because he’ll challenge the young star without overshadowing him. He should play 25-30 games and will be a good second option in net should Pavelec falter at any point. He has strong legs, which help him move well laterally.  

The Bad: Mason lacks consistency, which is why he took so long to establish himself in the National Hockey League and also why he isn’t a starter. He struggles sometimes with his lateral movement in the crease area.  Chris has had groin problems during his career. He has also yet to prove himself as a solid starting goaltender. Almost no playoff experience.

Awards

Career statistics

Regular season

Season Team League GP W L T OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1993–94 Victoria Cougars WHL 5 1 4 0 237 27 0 6.84
1994–95 Prince George Cougars WHL 44
1995–96 Prince George Cougars WHL 59
1996–97 Prince George Cougars WHL 50 19 23 1 2852 172 2 3.62 .900
1997–98 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 47 13 19 7 2368 136 0 3.45 .903
1998–99 Nashville Predators NHL 3 0 0 0 69 6 0 5.21 .864
1998–99 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 34 15 12 6 1901 92 1 2.90 .906
1999–00 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 52 20 21 8 2952 137 2 2.78 .904
2000–01 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 37 17 14 5 2226 87 5 2.35 .920
2000–01 Nashville Predators NHL 1 0 1 0 58 2 0 2.05 .900
2001–02 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 48 17 21 7 2755 116 2 2.53 .917
2002–03 San Antonio Rampage AHL 50 25 18 6 2914 122 1 2.51 .921
2003–04 Nashville Predators NHL 17 4 4 1 743 27 1 2.18 .926
2003–04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 1 1 0 0 60 2 0 2.00 .933
2004–05 Vålerenga GET 20 14 1 5 4 1203 36 1 1.79 .934
2005–06 Nashville Predators NHL 23 12 5 1 1226 52 2 2.54 .913
2006–07 Nashville Predators NHL 40 24 11 4 2342 93 5 2.38 .925
2007–08 Nashville Predators NHL 51 18 22 6 2691 130 4 2.90 .898
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 57 27 21 7 3215 129 6 2.41 .916
2009–10 St. Louis Blues NHL 61 30 22 8 3512 148 2 2.53 .913
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 33 13 13 3 1682 95 1 3.39 .892
NHL totals 286 128 99 1 29 15542 682 21 2.63 .911

Playoffs

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2004–05 Vålerenga GET 11 10 1 657 22 1 2.01 .936
2005–06 Nashville Predators NHL 5 1 4 418 17 0 3.45 .901
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 4 0 4 256 10 0 2.34 .916
NHL totals 9 1 8 552 27 0 2.93 .907

 

GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 WINNIPEG
ON PACE 21 8 8 0 1005 2 37 432 2.26 .913

Drafted: 122nd overall, 1995
Nashville Predators

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