May 2, 1979 |
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets
|NHL Draft||121st overall, 1997
Chimera played his junior career in the WHL, for Medicine Hat and Brandon. He was selected 121st overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by his hometown team, the Edmonton Oilers, mostly because of his outstanding skating. Chimera played three seasons on the Hamilton Bulldogs, which at that point was the Oilers' farm team in the American Hockey League. In his final season, he was named to the AHL First All-Star team.
Chimera played two seasons for Edmonton before being traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for draft choices. Because of the NHL lockout, he did not play the following season and went to play in Italy for Mastini Varese. Chimera was subsequently dealt to the Columbus Blue Jackets, without playing a game in Phoenix, as part of a trade for Geoff Sanderson.
With the Blue Jackets, Chimera predominantly played left wing on the team's third line. He was usually centered by Manny Malhotra and spent significant time playing alongside right wingers such as Dan Fritsche and Trevor Letowski. However, Chimera began the 2008–09 season as the veteran presence on a line with rookies Derick Brassard and Jakub Voráček.
Chimera was re-signed a two-year contract extension with the Capitals on November 8, 2013.
Regular season and playoffs
|1996–97||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||71||16||23||39||64||4||0||1||1||4|
|1997–98||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||72||34||32||66||93||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||37||18||22||40||84||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||21||14||12||26||32||5||4||1||5||8|
|2005–06||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||80||17||13||30||95||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||82||15||21||36||91||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||81||14||17||31||98||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||49||8||14||22||41||4||0||1||1||2|
|2009–10||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||39||8||9||17||47||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|