Jason Chimera

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Jason Chimera
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Born (1979-05-02) May 2, 1979 (age 39)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Edmonton Oilers
Columbus Blue Jackets
Washington Capitals
New York Islanders
Anaheim Ducks
National teamFlag of Canada.svg  Canada
NHL Draft 121st overall, 1997
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1999present

Jason Chimera ( /ɪˈmɛrə/ ; born May 2, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

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Winger, in the game of ice hockey, is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. They typically work by flanking the centre forward. Originally the name was given to forward players who went up and down the sides of the rink. Nowadays, there are different types of wingers in the game — out-and-out goal scorers, checkers who disrupt the opponents, and forwards who work along the boards and in the corners. They tend to be bigger than centreman and smaller than defenseman.

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Playing career

Chimera played his junior career in the WHL, for Medicine Hat and Brandon. He was selected 121st overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by his hometown team, the Edmonton Oilers, mostly because of his outstanding skating. Chimera played three seasons on the Hamilton Bulldogs, which at that point was the Oilers' farm team in the American Hockey League. In his final season, he was named to the AHL First All-Star team.

Western Hockey League sports league

The Western Hockey League (WHL) is a major junior ice hockey league based in Western Canada and the Northwestern United States. The WHL is one of three leagues that constitutes the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) as the highest level of junior hockey in Canada. Teams play for the Ed Chynoweth Cup, with the winner moving on to play for the Memorial Cup, Canada's national junior championship. WHL teams have won the Memorial Cup 19 times since the league became eligible to compete for the trophy. Many players have been drafted from WHL teams, and have found success at various levels of professional hockey, including the National Hockey League (NHL).

1997 NHL Entry Draft

The 1997 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 21, 1997.

Edmonton Oilers hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Chimera played two seasons for Edmonton before being traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for draft choices. Because of the NHL lockout, he did not play the following season and went to play in Italy for Mastini Varese. Chimera was subsequently dealt to the Columbus Blue Jackets, without playing a game in Phoenix, as part of a trade for Geoff Sanderson.

Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team of the National Hockey League

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Geoff Sanderson Canadian ice hockey player

Geoffrey M. Sanderson is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger, most notably for the Hartford Whalers and Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

With the Blue Jackets, Chimera predominantly played left wing on the team's third line. He was usually centered by Manny Malhotra and spent significant time playing alongside right wingers such as Dan Fritsche and Trevor Letowski. However, Chimera began the 2008–09 season as the veteran presence on a line with rookies Derick Brassard and Jakub Voracek.

Manny Malhotra Canadian ice hockey player

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Dan Fritsche Swiss-American ice hockey player

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Trevor Letowski Canadian ice hockey player

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He was a member of the 2007 Canadian IIHF World Championship team that won gold in a 4–2 win against Finland in Moscow.

Finland mens national ice hockey team mens national ice hockey team representing Finland

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Moscow Capital city of Russia

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Chimera was traded to the Washington Capitals on December 28, 2009 for Chris Clark and Milan Jurčina. [1] Chimera was re-signed a two-year contract extension with the Capitals on September 29, 2011. [2]

Washington Capitals hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Capitals are owned by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, headed by Ted Leonsis. From 1974 to 1997 the Capitals played their home games at the Capital Centre, in Landover, Maryland. In 1997 the team moved to the arena now called Capital One Arena, their present home arena in Washington, D.C.

Chris Clark (ice hockey) American ice hockey player

Chris Clark is an American former professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets.

Milan Jurčina Slovak ice hockey defender, ice hockey player and Olympic athlete

Milan Jurčina is a Slovak professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Internationally, he plays for the Slovak national hockey team.

Chimera was re-signed a two-year contract extension with the Capitals on November 8, 2013. [3]

On July 1, 2016, Chimera signed a two-year deal as a free agent with the New York Islanders. [4] During the subsequent season, Chimera played in his 1,000th game.

In the 2017–18 season, his final season under contract with the Islanders, Chimera was dealt at the trade deadline to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Chris Wagner on February 26, 2018. [5]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1996–97 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 711623396440114
1997–98 Medicine Hat TigersWHL7234326693
1997–98 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 40008
1998–99 Medicine Hat TigersWHL3718224084
1998–99 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL211412263254158
1999–00 Hamilton BulldogsAHL78151328771002212
2000–01 Hamilton BulldogsAHL7829255493
2000–01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 10000
2001–02 Edmonton OilersNHL31010
2001–02 Hamilton BulldogsAHL782925549315461010
2002–03 Edmonton OilersNHL66149233620220
2003–04 Edmonton OilersNHL60481257
2004–05 Mastini Varese ITL 15731034521331
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL8017133095
2006–07 Columbus Blue JacketsNHL8215213691
2007–08 Columbus Blue JacketsNHL8114173198
2008–09 Columbus Blue JacketsNHL49814224140112
2009–10 Columbus Blue JacketsNHL39891747
2009–10 Washington Capitals NHL39710175171232
2010–11 Washington CapitalsNHL811016266492242
2011–12 Washington CapitalsNHL8220193978144376
2012–13 Piráti Chomutov ELH 510110
2012–13 Washington CapitalsNHL47311144871234
2013–14 Washington CapitalsNHL8215274236
2014–15 Washington CapitalsNHL777121951143474
2015–16 Washington CapitalsNHL82202040221211212
2016–17 New York Islanders NHL8220133340
2017–18 New York IslandersNHL58291135
2017–18 Anaheim Ducks NHL16112220000
NHL totals1,1071862294158927112172932

International

Medal record
Representing Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2007 Moscow
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2008 Halifax
World Junior Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1999 Winnipeg
YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
1999 Canada WJC Silver medal icon.svg72242
2007 Canada WC Gold medal icon.svg91568
2008 CanadaWCSilver medal icon.svg90226
2014 CanadaWC5th81230
Junior totals72242
Senior totals26291114

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References

  1. "Capitals Trade Clark, Jurcina to Blue Jackets for Chimera". The Sports Network. 2009-12-28. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  2. "Caps agree to term on new contract with Jason Chimera". NHL. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  3. "Capitals re-sign Jason Chimera". NHL. 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  4. "Chimera Agrees to Two-Year Deal". NHL. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
  5. "Ducks Acquire Chimera from Islanders in Exchange for Wagner". NHL.com. February 26, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.