Thomas Patrick Chorske
Left Wing-Right Wing
Right-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 212 pounds
Born: 9.18.66 Minneapolis, Minnesota
How he arrived: Traded from the Montreal Canadiens with Stephane Richer for Kirk Muller and
Roland Melanson, 9.20.91
How he left: Claimed on waivers by the Ottawa Senators, 10.5.95
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1991-92
NJ
76
19
17
36
8
32
143
0
0
0
3
2
5
2
1992-93
NJ
50
7
12
19
-1
25
63
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1993-94
NJ
76
21
20
41
14
32
131
1
0
1
1
2
3
4
1994-95
NJ
42
10
8
18
-4
16
59
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
Franchise
Career Totals
 
244
57
57
114
17
105
396
1
0
1
4
5
9
9
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Chorske was a good two-way player and an effective penalty killer. Yup, he had plenty of athletic skill. Those that
followed him in high school would tell you that, with being Mr. Hockey in Minnesota in 1985 and also playing
quarterback for Southwest High School.

He sure knows how to celebrate a Cup win, too, from what a friend tells me of personal experience.

That and bringing the Cup around to places in his hometown.

The waiver claim by the Senators was a good thing for them, as he helped the Sens to their first ever postseason berth.
He would bounce around the League after leaving the Sens, playing his last NHL game with the Penguins in 99-00, and
one of any kind in 00-01 with the Houston Aeros.

After retirement, he completed his degree at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, and worked as the senior
account executive for Merrill Corp.

He also worked as the color commentator for Devils games on WFAN for the 06-07 season. On the TV side, he
joined Fox Sports North as an analyst for Wild and Gophers broadcasts in 2010.
Entry Draft: 1985 First Round Pick (16th overall) by the
Montreal Canadiens
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1991-92
NJ
7
0
3
3
-2
4
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1992-93
NJ
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1993-94
NJ
20
4
3
7
0
0
32
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1994-95
NJ
17
1
5
6
-2
4
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
45
5
11
16
-4
8
70
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise