BORN: North Arlington,
LIVES: Colts Neck, New Jersey
ACQUIRED: Restricted free agent (1999); Promoted to Alternate Captain (2003)
BIO: Chris bounced around on a bunch of teams at the Allaire rink and was just about to sign a contract to play for the Bad Boys when he got a last-minute call from the General Manager of the Pirates; the deal was inked the following day and Chris has been a Pirate since. In his own words: I think if I could live at the rink I probably would. I have always been the addictive type, and when I find something I like, I tend to focus on very little but that thing. Luckily drugs never caught my attention :-). Anyway, I feel blessed that I have a wife who not only understands my passion for the sport, but encourages it. Now if I could only find a place to sleep there, I would be set. Goione was side-lined in April 2006 when he underwent the first of two knee surgeries to repair torn ligaments. Currently on IR, Goione looks to return to action for the Spring 2007 season.
MOST INFLUENCED BY:
Joe Sakic & Steve Yzerman
QUOTE: I'm the player to be named later.