Adam Chapie


Oxford Michigan

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Signed as free agent, 2016


185 lbs. lbs.

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2008-09: Adam Chapie skated for Lake Orion High School in Michigan. He was selected by the Cleveland Lumberjackets in the Central State Hockey League (US junior A) entry draft. 

2009-10: Chapie was the third-leading scorer for the Cleveland Lumberjacks in the CSHL. He scored 30 goals with 39 assists and 38 penalty minutes in 48 games. 

2010-11: Chapie shared the scoring lead for the NAHL’s New Mexico Mustangs with Michigan Tech recruit Patrick Anderson. He scored 15 goals and led the Mustangs with 19 assists, finishing -5 with 56 penalty minutes in 58 games. New Mexico missed the playoffs, finishing sixth in the South Division. 

2011-12: Chapie returned to New Mexico for his second season with the Mustangs and committed to playing college hockey at Massachusetts-Lowell in 2012-13 in October 2011. The leading scorer for the Mustangs as the team again finished last in the South Division, he scored 31 goals with 26 assists in 60 games and was -2 with 63 penalty minutes. 

2012-13: Chapie skated in 35 of 41 games for the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in his freshman season. He scored 6 goals and was +2 with 12 penalty minutes. The River Hawks won the Hockey East regular season and playoff championships and captured the NCAA Northeast Regional title to reach the Frozen Four. Lowell lost to eventual national champion Yale, 3-2, in overtime in the Frozen Four semifinals.

2013-14: Chapie was second to senior Joseph Pendenza in scoring for the River Hawks in his sophomore season at Massachusetts-Lowell. He scored 12 goals with 11 assists and was +5 with 14 penalty minutes in 38 games, scoring five of his 12 goals on the Lowell power play. The River Hawks captured the Hockey East playoff championship after finishing second to Boston College in the regular season. In the NCAA Northeast Regional they defeated Minnesota State, 2-1, before falling to Boston College, 4-3, in the championship game.

2014-15: Chapie shared the team lead in assists with freshman C.J. Smith (19) and was second to Smith in scoring with 31 points in his sophomore season at Massachusetts-Lowell.  He finished the year -2 in 36 games with 22 penalty minutes. The River Hawks finished fourth in Hockey East — struggling in the second half after starting 14-3-3 — before regrouping to reach the Hockey East championship game. Lowell defeated Notre Dame in the best-of-three quarterfinals and topped Vermont, 4-1, before falling to Boston University, 5-3, in the championship game; failing to receive an NCAA tournament bid despite winning 21 games.

2015-16: Chapie signed a one-year entry-level contract with the New York Rangers in April 2016 following his senior season at Massachusetts-Lowell. The third-leading scorer for the River Hawks behind C.J. Smith and junior Joseph Gambardella, Chapie scored 16 goals with 19 assists and was +11 with 57 penalty minutes in 39 games. Lowell finished tied with Boston University for fourth in Hockey East and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after reaching the Hockey East tournament championship game against surprising Northeastern. Following the 3-2 loss to the Huskies in the Hockey East final, the River Hawks defeated Yale, 3-2 in overtime, in the NCAA East Regional semifinals before falling to Quinnipiac, 4-1, in the regional championship game. 

Talent Analysis

Chapie is a two-way forward with some scoring ability who increased his overall game during his four-year college career at Massachusetts-Lowell. Fairly one-dimensional coming out of the NAHL when he arrived at Lowell, he steadily added the size and strength to play in all three zones and was both a physical presence and playmaking scorer for the River Hawks in his senior year.


Chapie was the third-leading scorer for the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2015-16, signing a one-year entry-level contract with the Rangers as an undrafted free agent in April 2016. He spent time with the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack following his college season and will make his pro debut in 2016-17. Chapie is expected to have an impact with the Wolf Pack which should give a clearer picture of his NHL potential.

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