Stefan Chaput

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Stefan Chaput
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Born (1988-03-11) March 11, 1988 (age 29)
Ile Bizard, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
Albany River Rats
Charlotte Checkers
Syracuse Crunch
Providence Bruins
Hamilton Bulldogs
Utica Comets
Ravensburg Towerstars
Dresdner Eislöwen
NHL Draft 153rd overall, 2006
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2008–present

Stefan Chaput (born March 11, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays centre with HDD Olimpija Ljubljana of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

Chaput played his junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the Lewiston Maineiacs.[1] Drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes 153rd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft he was signed to an entry level contract with the Hurricanes on April 16, 2008.[2]

After starting the 2010–11 season with Carolina's AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, on November 23, 2010, Chaput was traded from the Hurricanes to the Anaheim Ducks, along with Matt Kennedy, in exchange for Ryan Carter. He was then immediately assigned to remain in the AHL with the Syracuse Crunch.[3] After 27 games with the Crunch, Chaput was again traded by the Ducks along with David Laliberte to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Brian McGrattan and Sean Zimmerman on February 27, 2011.[4]

On September 18, 2012, Chaput was signed to a one-year deal with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL.[5]

On November 14, 2013, Chaput signed a professional tryout contract (PTO) with the Utica Comets of the AHL after starting the season with the Cornwall River Kings of the semi-professional LNAH. Chaput played three games with the Comets before departing for Europe in signing for the remainder of the season with DEL2 club, Ravensburg Towerstars.

On July 16, 2014, Chaput opted to remain in Germany, signing a contract with DEL2 rival, Dresdner Eislöwen.[6] He assumed a role on Dresdner's top scoring line and completed his one-year tenure in the 2014–15 season, with 54 points in 43 games.

As a free agent on August 17, 2015, Chaput signed in the neighbouring Austrian EBEL, in agreeing to a one-year deal with Slovenian club, HDD Olimpija Ljubljana.

Personal information[edit]

His younger brother, Michael Chaput, currently plays for the Vancouver Canucks, and his father, Alain, once served as governor for the now-defunct Lewiston Maineiacs franchise .[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Chaput with the Providence Bruins in 2012.

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Lewiston Maineiacs QMJHL 8 2 3 5 2 8 1 0 1 2
2005–06 Lewiston Maineiacs QMJHL 69 19 29 48 44 6 0 1 1 4
2006–07 Lewiston Maineiacs QMJHL 57 17 29 46 43 17 6 5 11 20
2007–08 Lewiston Maineiacs QMJHL 62 33 36 69 56 6 2 1 3 12
2007–08 Albany River Rats AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Albany River Rats AHL 15 4 7 11 10
2009–10 Albany River Rats AHL 75 10 28 38 18 2 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Charlotte Checkers AHL 20 0 3 3 9
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 27 3 4 7 6
2010–11 Providence Bruins AHL 15 3 3 6 4
2011–12 Providence Bruins AHL 11 4 1 5 4
2012–13 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 15 3 6 9 8
2012–13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 48 5 12 17 25
2013–14 Cornwall River Kings LNAH 2 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Utica Comets AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Ravensburg Towerstars DEL2 16 9 11 20 22 5 1 4 5 6
2014–15 Dresdner Eislöwen DEL2 43 20 34 54 24 3 0 1 1 55
AHL totals 215 29 58 87 76 2 0 1 1 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Canada Quebec WHC17 9th 5 3 3 6 4
2006 Canada WJC18 4th 7 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 12 3 4 7 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prospect Stefan Chaput Player Profile - Hockey's Future". Retrieved 2008-05-03. 
  2. ^ "Canes sign draft picks". News & Observer. 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2008-05-03. 
  3. ^ "Ducks obtain Chaput, Kennedy from Carolina". Anaheim Ducks. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Ducks acquire McGrattan and Zimmerman from Boston". Anaheim Ducks. 2011-02-27. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  5. ^ "Bulldogs sign Chaput, Fortier and Leveille". Hamilton Bulldogs. 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  6. ^ "Canadian Chaput goes to Dresden" (in German). Dresdner Eislöwen. 2014-07-16. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 

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