Chaput

Michael Chaput, C

Shoots:L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 194

Born: 1992-04-09

Hometown: Ile Bizard, Quebec

Drafted: 2010 by Philadelphia, 89th overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 2014 – Chaput has really picked up his game this year. In his second full season with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL, he’s amassed 37 points in 43 games. He’s already exceeded his point total from last year.  Currently he is second on the team in points with 13 fewer games played. He may not take a lot of shots, but when he does, they’re likely to go in (21.3 shooting percentage). Chaput plays on the first powerplay unit and has acquired seven of his points on it. He has a big frame and can be used in all situations. He’s seen 17 NHL games this season, but has only recorded one assist with about eight minutes of ice time per game. Chris Bagwell

 


April 2013 - In his first year of professional hockey, Chaput leads all Springfield Falcon rookies in goals (tied), assists, and points with 11-17-28 in 51 games played. The points aren't overly impressive, but he had just six in his first 27 AHL games - and 22 in his last 40. While most of us celebrate our 21st birthdays in the bars, Chaput was supposed to be celebrating his in his first NHL appearance April 9 vs. the San Jose Sharks at home. But mere hours before gametime, he was re-assigned to Springfield. Chaput has typically been a pass-first type of forward, and may be a guy the Jackets look toward to provide a spark after recently being shut out in a critical game versus divisional rival Nashville. - Tim Lucarelli

 

May, 2012 - Chaput was named MVP of the Memorial Cup leading Shawinigan to the title. He led the tournament in scoring and was very much a clutch player - something that had been one of the question marks about him. - Dobber

 

May, 2012 – Michael Chaput recently signed an entry level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets after completing his fourth season in the QMJHL.  He is a talented two-way forward who should be able to land a depth role in the NHL.  There is an opportunity for upward mobility in the Columbus depth chart and if Chaput can learn to produce points with more frequency he could exceed expectations and find a home on a scoring line.  His talent at the face-off circle will be an asset in some fantasy leagues. Eric Daoust

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

Chaput’s versatility will play a key role in his progress. However, he’s in one of the league’s deeper prospect pools with the Columbus Blue Jackets. With quality centers like Johansen, Letestu, and Dubinsky already with the Jackets, it’ll be tough. If his season continues to go the way it has, expect him to get some more NHL time next season. The sooner he adapts to the NHL level, the better.

 

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