Chaput with the Blue Jackets in 2014
April 9, 1992|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
Laval Rocket (AHL)
Columbus Blue Jackets
89th overall, 2010|
Michael Chaput (born April 9, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Laval Rocket in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). Chaput was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 3rd round (89th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Chaput played four seasons (2008-2012) of junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Lewiston Maineiacs and Shawinigan Cataractes, scoring 77 goals and 110 assists for 187 points, while earning 238 penalty minutes, in 216 games played. He was awarded the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the most valuable player in the 2012 Memorial Cup.
On February 28, 2011, the Philadelphia Flyers traded Chaput to the Columbus Blue Jackets (along with Greg Moore) in exchange for Tom Sestito, and on April 28, 2012, the Blue Jackets signed Chaput to a three-year entry level contract.
At the conclusion of his entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets, Chaput was not tendered a qualifying offer and was released as a free agent. On the opening day of free agency on July 1, 2016, Chaput was signed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks assigned Chaput their AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets to start the 2016–17 season but recalled him on November 7, 2016. On February 12, 2017, he scored two goals to help the Canucks defeat the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 4–2 for his first career multi-goal game.
On June 24, 2018, as an impending restricted free agent, the Canucks traded Chaput to the Chicago Blackhawks, in exchange for Tanner Kero. On the following day, Chaput was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Blackhawks and was released to explore free agency.
His older brother, Stefan Chaput, currently plays for HDD Olimpija Ljubljana of the Austrian Hockey League, and his father, Alain, once served as governor for the now-defunct Lewiston Maineiacs franchise.
|2013–14||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||17||0||1||1||1||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||33||1||4||5||21||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||63||16||29||45||31||17||2||6||8||13|
|2015–16||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||8||1||1||2||5||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|Memorial Cup All-Star Team||2012|||
|Calder Cup (Lake Erie Monsters)||2016|||
- "He's Dustin the wind". Winnipeg Free Press. 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2012-04-28.
- "Blue Jackets Ink Prospect Michael Chaput to Three-Year Entry Level Contract". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2012-04-28.
- "Canucks sign Chaput, Rendulic and Billins". Vancouver Canucks. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
- "Michael Chaput Recalled from Utica". nhl.com. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
- "Michael Chaput scores twice in win for Canucks". nhl.com. 2017-02-12. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- "Canucks acquire Kero from Hawks for Chaput". The Sports Network. 2018-06-24. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
- "Blackhawks cut ties with Anthony Duclair". Chicago Tribune. 2018-06-25. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
- "Canadiens agree to terms with Michael Chaput". Montreal Canadiens. 2018-07-01. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
- Caswell, Mark Jr. (November 6, 2016). "SUNDAY Q&A WITH MICHAEL CHAPUT". uticacomets.com. Utica Comets. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
- "Memorial Cup All-Star Teams". Memorial Cup. 2012-05-04. Archived from the original on January 7, 2016. Retrieved 2012-05-04.
- Brown, Tony (June 12, 2016). "Bjorkstrand's OT goal clinches Monsters' first-ever Calder Cup championship". Columbus Blue Jackets. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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