May 2, 1979|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Islanders
121st overall, 1997|
Jason Chimera (//; born May 2, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
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 Voracek.
Chimera was traded to the Washington Capitals on December 28, 2009 for Chris Clark and Milan Jurčina. 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.
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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||New York Islanders||NHL||82||20||13||33||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||New York Islanders||NHL||58||2||9||11||35||—||—||—||—||—|
|World Junior Championships|
- "Capitals Trade Clark, Jurcina to Blue Jackets for Chimera". The Sports Network. 2009-12-28. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
- "Caps agree to term on new contract with Jason Chimera". NHL. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
- "Capitals re-sign Jason Chimera". NHL. 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
- "Chimera Agrees to Two-Year Deal". NHL. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
- "Ducks Acquire Chimera from Islanders in Exchange for Wagner". NHL.com. February 26, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.