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Islanders Acquire Wagner

Trade Chimera to Anaheim

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have acquired forward Chris Wagner from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Jason Chimera.

Wagner, 26, has 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 64 games with Anaheim this season. He's already established NHL career highs in games, assists and points, while tying his career-best six goal output from last season.

Anaheim drafted Wagner in the fifth round (122nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft. A native of Walpole, MA, Wagner has scored 28 points (16 goals, 12 assists) in 159 career NHL games with the Ducks and Colorado Avalanche. He played 26 games with Colorado in 2015-16 after being claimed off waivers from the Ducks, who later that same season reclaimed Wagner off waivers from Colorado. 

Wagner has appeared in 239 American Hockey League games with the Norfolk Admirals and San Diego Gulls, totaling 106 points (55 goals, 51 assists). He was selected to the AHL All-Star game in 2014-15. 

Prior to his professional career, Wagner played two seasons of college hockey at Colgate University, scoring 51 points (17 goals, 34 assists) in 38 games during his final season in 2011-12.

Chimera, 38, has 11 points (two goals, nine assists) in 58 games with the Islanders this season. A veteran of 1,091 NHL games with the Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Washington Capitals and the Islanders, Chimera has 413 career points (185 goals, 228 assists). The Edmonton, AB, native has also scored 29 points (12 goals, 17 assists) in 69 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

The Edmonton Oilers selected Chimera in the fifth round (121st overall) of the 1997 NHL Draft. On the international stage, Chimera played with Team Canada at the World Championships in 2007 (gold), 2008 (silver) and 2014. He also won silver with Canada at the 1999 World Junior Championships.

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