Chris Winnes was 161st overall by the Boston Bruins in 1987.
played parts of four seasons in the NHL with the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers between 1991 and 1993. The rest of his career, which lasted from 1991 to 2002, was spent in the minor leagues.
Internationally Winnes played for the American national team at the 1992 World Championships. Winnes later became a firefighter with the Warwick Fire Department in Rhode Island.