Chay Genoway
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Chay Genoway

Hometown:

Swan River Manitoba

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-12-20

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-9

Acquired:

Trade with Minnesota, 2013

Weight:

177 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: Chay Genoway was the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year and selected to the WCHA First All-Star team after an outstanding junior season at North Dakota. In 42 games for the Fighting Sioux he scored 3 goals with 29 assists and was +5 with 6 PMs. He scored all five of his goals on the power play. The Fighting Sioux finished first in the WCHA during the regular season but lost their final three games of the season – the WCHA semifinal and third place games and the NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal.

2009-10: Genoway was named a team captain for his senior season and got off to a fast start – scoring 4 goals with 6 assists in nine games – before suffering a concussion and missing the entire season with post-concussion symptoms.

2010-11: Granted a medical waiver by the NCAA, Genoway returned to North Dakota for a fifth year. Once again named team captain, Genoway was the team leader in assists with 31 and was +10 with 6 goals in 36 games. North Dakota finished first in the WCHA and defeated runner-up Denver in both the WCHA and Midwest Regional final games; reaching the Frozen Four. Genoway signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Wild in April 2011.

2011-12: Genoway made his NHL debut in an April game with the Wild after leading defensemen in scoring for Minnesota's AHL affiliate Houston in his first pro season. He had one assist and was an even plus-minus in over 18 minutes of ice time against Phoenix in his only NHL game. He scored 7 goals with 29 assists and was minus-one in 72 games with Houston and had 29 penalty minutes. Five of his seven goals were scored on the power play. Houston finished fourth in the West Division; falling to Oklahoma City in four games in a best-of-five first round playoff series. Genoway was minus-four with no points and 4 penalty minutes in the playoffs.

2012-13: Genoway spent his second pro season in the AHL — skating for Minnesota's AHL affiliate in Houston for most of the year before being acquired by Washington in a March trade and finishing the year with Hershey. In 65 regular season games between the two teams he scored 5 goals with 20 assists and was +14 with 49 penalty minutes. The Bears finished fourth in the East Division and lost to Atlantic Division champion Providence in a first round playoff series. Genoway made his only playoff appearance in Game 5, replacing an injured Dmitri Orlov, after being a healthy scratch for most of the series. He was an even plus/minus with no points and 4 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

Genoway is an offensive-minded defenseman with good instincts and mobility. He is somewhat undersized for the NHL level.

Future

Genoway was dealt by the Minnesota Wild to the Washington Capitals in March of 2013. At 26 Genoway has been primarily a contributor at the AHL level during his pro tenure, and is most likely going to be limited to the AHL with the Capitals.

 

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