Capitals Sign Alex Chiasson to a One-Year Deal

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Photo: Alex Brandon/AP

After signing a PTO agreement with the Capitals during training camp, Alex Chiasson had to prove himself worthy in the preseason to get a chance to play on the Capitals. He earned that spot and the Capitals signed him to a one-year deal worth $660,000. This latest move puts the Capitals $10,000 over the league minimum, per Cap Friendly

Chiasson scored a goal in the Caps 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes and assisted on Devante Smith-Pelly’s goal in their preseason finale win over the Blues.

 

FROM THE CAPITALS
The Washington Capitals have signed forward Alex Chiasson to a one-year, $660,000 one-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Chiasson, 27, recorded 24 points (12g, 12a) in 81 games with the Calgary Flames during the 2016-17 season. The 6’4″, 208-pound forward ranked fifth among Flames forwards in even strength goals (11). Chiasson’s 47.2 shot attempts allowed per 60 minutes of even strength was the lowest total among Flames forwards with at least five games played. Chiasson generated 42 more on-ice scoring chances than he allowed at even strength (695 for vs. 653 against), fourth among Flames forwards last season. Chiasson averaged 0:55 minutes per game on the penalty kill, where his 70.6 shot attempts against per 60 minutes of shorthanded play was the second-lowest total on the Flames.

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Chiasson was selected by the Dallas Stars in the second round, 38th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and has earned 106 points (50g, 56a) in 320 career NHL games. He ranks 27th among players in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft class in career games played and 20th in career goals. In his rookie season with the Stars in 2013-14, Chiasson became the first player to score nine goals in his first 10 career games since Winnipeg Jets forward Teemu Selanne accomplished that feat in the 1992-93 season. One of 10 Dallas rookies to play in the 2013-14 season, Chiasson led all Stars rookies with 35 points and 22 assists, ranking seventh in points and tied for seventh in assists among the rookies in the NHL.

As a member of the Senators during the 2015-16 season, the Montreal, Que, native played in 77 games, registering 14 points (8g, 6a).

A three-year student at Boston University, Chiasson recorded 99 points (36g, 63a) in 108 games with the Terriers. Chiasson led Boston University in scoring in his sophomore and junior year. In his final two collegiate seasons, Chiasson was named as a Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Star.

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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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