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Chris Harpur signs PTO with Syracuse Crunch

Thursday, January 4th
Chris Harpur signs PTO with Syracuse Crunch

ORLANDO, Fla. — The American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch have signed defenseman Chris Harpur to a professional tryout contract (PTO).

Harpur, 27, has appeared in 110 ECHL games over three seasons for the Solar Bears, scoring 22 points (5g-17a). The 6-foot-3, 200-pound rearguard was one of two players of to appear in all 72 regular season during the 2022-23 season.

The 6-foot-3, 201-pound defenseman earned 58 points (10g-48a) in 161 games over five seasons at Niagara University. The Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario native set the program record for most games played in school history, while captaining the roster during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 season. 

Before entering the college ranks, Harpur played Junior A in the British Columbia Hockey League with the Cowichan Valley Capitals and Victoria Grizzlies, where he collected 74 points (12g-62a) in 168 combined games.

Harpur is the younger brother of Ben Harpur, who plays in the New York Rangers organization.

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