Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed right wing Alex Chiasson to a one-year contract worth an annual average value of $750,000.
"Alex is an established veteran who plays a physical game and brings a valuable net-front presence to our team, particularly on the power play," said Benning. "He's a bigger player that doesn't shy away from the tough areas of the ice and has fit in well with the rest of our forward group so far."
Chiasson, 31, appeared in four pre-season games with the Canucks after signing a professional tryout contract with the club on Sept. 22 and attending Training Camp in Abbotsford from Sept. 23-25. He ranked t-6th in team scoring during the pre-season with two points (0-2-2), both registered on the power play.
The Montréal, Québec native appeared in 45 games with Edmonton last season, collecting 16 points (9-7-16) and 33 penalty minutes. A key power play contributor for the Oilers, Chiasson ranked fourth on the team in power play goals (5) and tied for fifth in power play points (7) last season.
In 564 career NHL regular season games played over his nine-year career with Dallas, Ottawa, Calgary, Washington, and Edmonton, Chiasson has recorded 202 points (101-101-202) and 329 penalty minutes. The 6'4", 208-pound forward has also appeared in 37 career NHL playoff games (4-3-7), including a Stanley Cup victory with the Washington Capitals in 2018.
Chiasson was originally selected in the second round, 38th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.