Chandler Stephenson

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Chandler Stephenson
Chandler Stephenson 2017-11-10 2.jpg
Stephenson with the Washington Capitals in 2017
Born (1994-04-22) April 22, 1994 (age 25)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Vegas Golden Knights
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 77th overall, 2012
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2014–present

Chandler Stephenson (born April 22, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing with the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). Stephenson was selected by the Washington Capitals in the 3rd round (77th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Stephenson won the Stanley Cup in 2018 with the Capitals.

Playing career[edit]

As a youth, Stephenson first played in his hometown in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League before opting for a major junior career in the Western Hockey League with the Regina Pats. On April 12, 2014, Stephenson was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals.[1] He was immediately assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears on an amateur try-out and made his professional debut at the tail end of the 2013–14 season.

In the early stages of the 2015–16 season, Stephenson was recalled from the Bears to the Capitals on October 15, 2015.[2] He was drawn into the lineup that day and made his NHL debut in a 4–1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.[3]

On October 26, 2017, Stephenson scored his first NHL goal against goaltender Anders Nilsson in a 6–2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.[4]

On June 7, 2018, Stephenson and the Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4–3 to clinch their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Afterwards, Stephenson stated he will spend his day with the Stanley Cup in Humboldt, Saskatchewan in honour of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims.[5] On August 24, Stephenson took the Stanley Cup to the highway intersection where the crash happened and met privately with some of the survivors.[6]

During the 2019–20 season having contributed with just 4 points through 24 games, Stephenson was traded by the Capitals to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft on December 3, 2019.[7] Making his debut with the Golden Knights the following day, Stephenson scored the opening goal in a 4–3 victory over the New Jersey Devils.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Saskatoon Blazers SMHL 9 2 1 3 2
2009–10 Saskatoon Contacts SMHL 42 17 37 54 34 11 5 14 19 4
2010–11 Regina Pats WHL 60 7 12 19 6
2011–12 Regina Pats WHL 55 22 20 42 24 5 1 3 4 0
2012–13 Regina Pats WHL 46 14 31 45 37
2013–14 Regina Pats WHL 69 30 59 89 65 4 0 4 4 0
2013–14 Hershey Bears AHL 2 1 0 1 0
2014–15 Hershey Bears AHL 54 7 7 14 10 10 1 4 5 2
2015–16 Hershey Bears AHL 46 7 21 28 26 17 1 5 6 2
2015–16 Washington Capitals NHL 9 0 0 0 2
2016–17 Hershey Bears AHL 72 10 28 38 42 9 3 2 5 6
2016–17 Washington Capitals NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Hershey Bears AHL 6 5 1 6 2
2017–18 Washington Capitals NHL 67 6 12 18 8 24 2 5 7 8
2018–19 Washington Capitals NHL 64 5 6 11 0 6 0 0 0 2
2019–20 Washington Capitals NHL 24 3 1 4 6
NHL totals 168 14 19 33 16 30 2 5 7 10

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada Western U17 6th 5 4 2 6 8
Junior totals 5 4 2 6 8

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
NHL
Stanley Cup (Washington Capitals) 2018 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Capitals sign Chandler Stephenson". Washington Capitals. April 12, 2014. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "Capitals recall Chandler Stephenson from Hershey". Washington Capitals. October 15, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "NHL debut for Stephenson". The StarPhoenix. October 16, 2015. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  4. ^ Clipperton, Joshua (October 27, 2017). "Canucks' power play connects to thump Capitals for 4th straight win". cbc.ca. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Regan, J.J. (June 14, 2018). "Chander Stephenson will spend his day with the Stanley Cup in Humboldt". NBC Sports. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Cup taken to Broncos crash site: 'We thought we'd bring Stanley to them'". sportsnet.ca. August 24, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Golden Knights announce roster transactions". Vegas Golden Knights. December 3, 2019. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Stephenson hoping to grow as a player in Vegas". Vegas Golden Knights. December 4, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "The Washington Capitals, after years of frustration, win the Stanley Cup". The New York Times. June 7, 2018. Retrieved June 7, 2018.

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