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6/3/1983 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Chris Thorburn was born June 3, 1983 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The second round, 50th overall selection of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Thorburn is a graduate of the Canadian Hockey League.
A hard-working forward, Thorburn played parts of four seasons with North Bay/Saginaw of the OHL before finishing his junior career in Plymouth. In four seasons of junior hockey, Thorburn registered 203 points (79-124-203) before making his professional debut with Buffalo's AHL affiliate in Rochester in 2003-04. Over the course of the next two seasons, Thorburn continued to hone his skills in the AHL before making his NHL debut in 2005-06.
In October of 2006, Thornburn was placed on waivers by the Sabres and claimed shortly after by the Pittsburgh Penguins. After appearing in thirty-nine games with the Penguins, Thorburn was dealt by the club to the Atlanta Thrashers.
Selected by Buffalo Sabres round 2 #50 overall 2001 NHL Entry Draft