Br Rookie Diary: Wr Chris Summers

Summers, a restricted free agent, agreed to a qualifying offer which will keep him with the Coyotes franchise for a sixth straight season. His one-year qualifying offer is worth $803,250, according to . The 24-year-old defenseman spent last season shuttling between Phoenix and Portland (AHL). Summers appeared in 21 games with the Coyotes, collecting 3 assists and 11 penalty minutes. He played in 28 games in Portland, amassing 2 assists and 37 penalty minutes. The stay-at-home defenseman has registered 2 goals and 11 assists for 13 points in 109 games in his AHL career. Summers played with the U.S.

NFL Rumors: Chris Summers Worked Out With Vikings


The team is looking for help at the wide receiver position for a number of reasons. Second-year quarterback Christian Ponder is enjoying targets like Percy Harvin , Kyle Rudolph and new addition John Carlson , not to mention the explosive Jerome Simpson , but the latter is set to miss the first three games of the season due to a suspension. As such, Minnesota is looking for players like Devin Aromashodu , Stephen Burton , Jarius Wright and Emmanuel Arceneaux to step it up in his absence. Unfortunately, those aren’t names that inspire a ton of confidence. Those guys this one will get a chance to show their worth in the fourth preseason game, as Harvin and other starters are set to get some rest, but they’re still looking outside of the organization. Summers is 23 years old and is a big, athletic target, which could be perfect for Ponder. He had 188 catches for 2,712 yards and 26 touchdowns in four seasons at Liberty. As the report notes, he also broke Simpson’s Big South Conference record with 1,081 receiving yards in 2010. Any signing likely wouldn’t take part in Thursday’s final preseason game for the Vikings.

Pelissero: Bobby Felder, Chris Summers are 2 to watch in Vikings OTAs

He was the favorite target of Flames quarterback Mike Brown and helped take his team to successive conference championships. Summers hopes to fill a similar role in Chicago. He talked with Bear Report about his transition into the NFL. Its so exciting to be here. Draft weekend was OK because I knew there were some feelers from NFL teams coming in. It wasnt as if Id been completely forgotten. Even if I was not taken in the draft, I felt relatively confident that I would end up here in the NFL sooner rather than later. How did those teams find me?

Coyotes Re-Sign Summers to One-Year Contract

4 jersey. Michigan won then and it won against Saturday, this time with Summers on the ice in a 5-1 win over Bemidji State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. And in many ways, being on the ice – even in shortened shifts with defensive partner Steve Kampfer – was a relief. Especially after last week. Nervous wreck, Summers said. Thats the funny thing.

Stanley Cup Odds for Coyotes Entering 2013-14

It feels good. I feel like the guys can look up to me for leadership. Summers will anchor a Michigan defense thats stacked with veteran players. The top three lines of defensemen combine for 370 career games, and Summers has played 123 for the Wolverines. The defense looked shaky at times in Michigans two exhibition wins, giving up too many scoring chances to the U.S. National Team Development Program and Windsor . Michigan coach Red Berenson said goalie Bryan Hogan had to work harder than he should have at times. Were still adjusting, Summers said.

Captain Chris Summers leads Michigan hockey team into regular season


Summers We are pleased to sign Chris to a one-year contract, said Maloney. Chris is an excellent skater and continues to improve each season. He adds depth to our blueline corps and we look forward to having him back in our lineup this season. In parts of three NHL seasons, the 6-foot-2, 209-pound Summers has appeared in 29 games with the Coyotes, totaling 0-3-3 and 24 penalty minutes (PIM). “I’m very excited to continue my career with the Phoenix Coyotes, said Summers. Today is a very exciting day for me and my family. I am looking forward to a great season Last season, the 25-year-old native of Ann Arbor, Mich., appeared in six games with the Coyotes. He also recorded 2-10-12 and 53 PIM in 60 games with Portland (AHL). Summers represented the Pirates at the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic where he won the fastest skater competition in the AHL Skills Competition.

Michigan hockey senior Chris Summers is back where he is most comfortable – on the ice

Both went undrafted in 2012 and agreed to modest NFL contracts — a $7,500 signing bonus for Felder with the Minnesota Vikings, no bonus for Summers with the Chicago Bears. Both were released in August but were re-signed to the Vikings’ eight-man practice squad, where they made a strong impression over the course of the season, away from reporters’ eyes. “We just preached to ourselves on Week 1, we just want to get better every week,” Felder said recently. “We would just go in and watch film and just see what we need to do, because he took the same path I took. He looked at it like he gets to go up against the starters. “He actually made some great plays last year, some plays that you would see some guys on Sunday make. A lot of people don’t get to see that. But the coaches, the scouts, the GMs and everyone else sees it. Sometimes, that’s all that matters.


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