Chipchura, Montreal's first-round pick in the 2004 Entry Draft, No. 18, had appeared in 19 games for the Canadiens this season and was pointless. He had 16 penalty minutes and was minus-10.
He debuted with the Canadiens in 2007-08, scoring 4 goals and 7 assists in 36 games. In 2008-09, Chipchura had 3 assists in 13 games. His best pro season came in 2006-07 when Chipchura scored 12 goals and 27 assists for the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs. In the Calder Cup playoffs, Chipchura added an additional 6 goals and 7 assists in 22 games.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic