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Islanders Add Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Ladd, 30, scored 46 points (25 goals, 21 assists) in 78 games last season with the Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks. He served as captain during each of his five seasons with Winnipeg. The two-time Stanley Cup champion has scored at least 23 goals in each of the last five full NHL seasons. 

A native of Maple Ridge, BC, Ladd registered a career-high 62 points (24 goals, 38 assists) in 81 regular-season games with the Jets in 2014-15.  In 769 career NHL games spanning 11 seasons with Winnipeg/Atlanta, Chicago and the Carolina Hurricanes, Ladd has 466 points (210 goals, 256 assists). 

Chimera, 37, scored 40 points (20 goals, 20 assists) in 82 games last season with the Washington Capitals. He matched his career high in goals and posted the second-best points total of his 13-year NHL career. 

In 951 career NHL games with the Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington, Chimera has scored 369 points (163 goals, 206 assists). He’s also scored 29 points (12 goals, 17 assists) in 69 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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