|Christopher J. Cichocki
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 pounds
Born: 9.17.63 Warren, Michigan
|How he arrived: Traded by the Detroit Red Wings with Red Wings' 3rd round pick in the 1987 E.D.
for Mel Bridgman, 3.9.87
How he left: Traded to the Hartford Whalers for Jim Thomson, 10.31.89
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
To pronounce his name, repeat after me... Si-Hockey.
Cichocki was largely used for the minors in his pro career that consisted of being NHL property of the Red Wings,
Devils, Whalers, and Rangers. He was a good scorer, though; he did have 2 30-goal, 60-point seasons while he played
After his Rangers' contract was finished, he decided to continue his career independently with the Cincinnati Cyclones
of the IHL (Independently meaning not property of an NHL team.) and played for them until 1997, when he retired. The
Cyclones needed an assistant coach, so he took the job after he finished playing. He would remain with the team until
the I folded in 2000.
He would move on to the ECHL's Arkansas Riverblades as their head coach and Director of Hockey Operations for the
following season and found success there in his 3 seasons. Meanwhile, the Cyclones were revived for 2003-04, and he
became their head coach in their only season of ECHL existence, a last-place finish. He would take a year off from
coaching after the Cyclones folded, and got back in with the Stockton Thunder in 2005. That season was time spent in
the cellar, but he would get the team on the winning track the following season. He would remain with the Thunder
until the middle of the 08-09 season.
He would later join the Edmonton Oilers' pro scouting staff (Roughly around 2012), where he sits today.