Alex Chiasson
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Alex Chiasson

Hometown:

Lorraine Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1990-10-01

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

Trade with Dallas, 2014

Weight:

187 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2006-07: Alex Chiasson played second season for Seminary St.-Francois Blizzard Midget AAA team. Selected in the 3rd round, 52nd overall by Val-d ‘Or in the 2007 QMJHL Draft.

2007-08: Chiasson played for Northwood Prep in Lake Placid, NY. Selected in the 2nd round, 13th overall by the Des Moines Buccaneers in the 2008 USHL Entry Draft.

2008-09: Chiasson played his first season in the USHL with Des Moines. Named to the USHL’s Western Division All-Star Team. Was by and far the team’s top player.

2009-10: As a freshman at Boston University(NCAA), Chiasson appeared in 35 games, scoring 7 goals and adding 12 assists. He also added 44 PIMs.

2010-11: Chiasson had an exceptional sophomore breakout season.   He led his team in points with 34 in 35 games.  As he became the focal point of the Boston University offense, he also was working on his skating and defensive play to become a complete threat.  The Quebec product is a physical force and very tough for inexperienced defensemen to handle.  Is quickly rising up the charts nationally in terms of scoring forwards.

2011-12: Chiasson made his pro hockey debut with AHL Texas after signing a contract with Dallas in March 2012 – following his junior season at Boston University. He scored 1 goal with 4 assists and was minus-four with 9 penalty minutes in nine games with Texas, which missed the AHL playoffs after finishing last in the West Division. In his final season of college hockey, Chiasson was the leading scorer for the Terriers with 15 goals and 31 assists in 38 games and was second on the team with 67 penalty minutes; finishing plus-15 for the year. Boston University finished third in Hockey East despite losing a handful of key players during the year and received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

2012-13: Chiasson made his NHL debut in April and got off to a fast start with the Stars – scoring six goals in his first six games including a pair of two goal games against Nashville and San Jose. He suffered an injury in his seventh game and didn't play again for Dallas but was with the Texas Stars in the AHL playoffs. He scored 6 goals with 1 assist and was +3 in seven games with Dallas. In 57 AHL regular season games he scored 13 goals with 22 assists and was +3 with 43 penalty minutes. The Texas Stars finished first in the South Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Chiasson scored 2 goals with 1 assist and was -6 with 4 penalty minutes in seven playoff games.

 

Talent Analysis

Has a good blend of size and skill. Decent speed on his feet, but needs to work on skating, especially stride. Obviously needs to fill out his 6’3 frame. Can stickhandle through traffic with so much poise. Goes to the net, but will have to learn to get a bit grittier in close. Needs to be a little more patient in his own end. Likes to take off before team has secured possession.  There are some concerns about his effort level. Is a very good playmaker from the winger position.  Potential top-six playmaking winger, like a more talented version of Blake Wheeler.

 

Future

Chiasson expected to spend some time in the AHL to learn the pro game, but isn’t likely to spend a ton of time down in the minors.

 

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