COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled forward Michael Chaput from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Chaput, 21, has registered two goals and two assists for four points in addition to a plus/minus rating of +3 in six appearances with Springfield this season. In 2012-13, he tallied 13-19-32 and 57 penalty minutes in 73 games as a rookie with the Falcons.
Philadelphia’s first pick, 89th overall, at the 2010 NHL Draft, Chaput was acquired by Columbus along with Greg Moore from the Flyers in exchange for Tom Sestito on February 28, 2011. Prior to turning pro, Chaput tallied 77-110-187 with 238 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +49 in 216 career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League games with Shawinigan and Lewiston from 2008-12.
In 2011-12, Chaput registered 21-42-63 and a +39 rating in 57 games with Shawinigan, leading the club in assists while ranking second in points and third (tied) in game-winning goals (four). The Ile Bizard, Quebec native was named MVP of the 2012 Memorial Cup after leading the tournament in scoring with 5-7-12 in six games and assisting on the championship-winning goal as the Cataractes captured the first Canadian Hockey League title in franchise history.