Kris Newbury played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1998-99 to 2002-03. His first season in the OHL was played with the Belleville Bulls He was part of a Robertson Cup winning Bulls team that beat out the London Knights in the OHL final and went on to an appearance at the Memorial Cup.
Newbury’s stint with the Belleville Bulls came to an end in his second season when he was traded mid-way to the Sarnia Sting. In 2001-02, Kris was fourth in Ontario Hockey League scoring with 104 points, just six points behind first place Nathan Robinson of the Belleville Bulls. In his final season in the OHL, Kris dropped to ninth in league scoring with 92 points, 59 points behind first place Corey Locke of the Ottawa 67’s. In each of those final two seasons, Kris had over 140 penalty minutes.
Kris Newbury was drafted in the fifth round of the 2002 NHL draft by the San Jose Sharks, 139th overall. In 2003, he was signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kris remained in the Maple Leafs organization until the start of the 2009-10 season. Newbury played mostly with Toronto’s AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.
Kris became property of the Detroit Redwings for the 2009-10 season and played mostly with their AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. Near the end of this past season, Newbury was traded to the New York Rangers system. He will start the upcoming season in the American Hockey League with the Hartford Wolf Pack.
In all, Newbury has played 48 total games in the NHL, all but four have been with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the remainder with the Detroit Red Wings. In 395 career games in the AHL, Kris has accumulated 936 penalty minutes.
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