COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned center Michael Chaput to Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Chaput, 23, scored a goal and collected five penalty minutes with a +2 plus/minus rating in three games with Columbus after being recalled on November 30. In 19 games with Lake Erie this season, he has tallied 6-4-10 with four penalty minutes with an “even” plus/minus rating. The Ile Bizard, Quebec native has posted 2-5-7 and 28 penalty minutes in 53 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, including 1-4-5 in 33 games in 2014-15.
Acquired from Philadelphia via trade on February 28, 2011, he has tallied 48-60-108 and 134 penalty minutes in 192 career AHL games with Lake Erie and the Springfield Falcons. Chaput was selected by the Flyers with their first pick, 89th overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft.