Jason Chimera

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Jason Chimera
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Born (1979-05-02) May 2, 1979 (age 35)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Washington Capitals
Edmonton Oilers
Columbus Blue Jackets
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 121st overall, 1997
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1999–present

Jason Chimera (/ɪˈmærə/; born May 2, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

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.

He was a member of the 2007 Canadian IIHF World Championship team that won gold in a 4–2 win against Finland in Moscow.

Chimera was traded to the Washington Capitals on December 28, 2009 for Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina.[1] Chimera was re-signed a two-year contract extension with the Capitals on September 29, 2011.

Chimera was re-signed a two-year contract extension with the Capitals on November 8, 2013.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
1997–98 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 4 0 0 0 8
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
1999–00 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 78 15 13 28 77 10 0 2 2 12
2000–01 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 78 29 25 54 93
2000–01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 1 0 1 0
2001–02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 78 29 25 54 93 15 4 6 10 10
2002–03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 66 14 9 23 36 2 0 2 2 0
2003–04 Edmonton Oilers NHL 60 4 8 12 57
2004–05 Mastini Varese Italy 15 7 3 10 34 5 2 1 3 31
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
2009–10 Washington Capitals NHL 39 7 10 17 51 7 1 2 3 2
2010–11 Washington Capitals NHL 81 10 16 26 64 9 2 2 4 2
2011–12 Washington Capitals NHL 82 20 19 39 78 14 4 3 7 6
2012–13 Piráti Chomutov CZE 5 1 0 1 10
2012–13 Washington Capitals NHL 47 3 11 14 48 7 1 2 3 4
2013–14 Washington Capitals NHL 82 15 27 42 36
NHL totals 792 136 174 310 742 43 8 12 20 16

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2007 Moscow
Silver 2008 Halifax
World Junior Championships
Silver 1999 Winnipeg
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Canada WJC Silver medal icon.svg 7 2 2 4 2
2007 Canada WC Gold medal icon.svg 9 1 5 6 8
2008 Canada WC Silver medal icon.svg 9 0 2 2 6
2014 Canada WC 5th 8 1 2 3 0
Junior totals 7 2 2 4 2
Senior totals 26 2 9 11 14

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