Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Denis Chasse
Forward Denis Chasse came up through the minor league hockey system in Montreal, playing for the Triple A Montreal Bourassa until the age of 16, where he averaged a point per game. In 1987-88, Chasse joined the St. Jean Lynx of the QMJHL for 13 games, picking up a single assist. The following year he split his time between the Verdun Junior Canadiens and the Drummondville Voltigeurs. His third year of Junior A was spent in Chicoutimi with the Sagueneens, where he collected 89 points in 67 games. Chasse remained undrafted by an NHL club and was asked to return to the QMJHL to play with Drummondville as an overage player. Chasse turned in a strong performance that year, scoring 47 goals and 101 points in 62 games while racking up 246 minutes in penalties. Chasse was a key contributor for the Voltigeurs in the playoffs in 1991, helping the team reach the Memorial Cup finals, where they were defeated by the champion Spokane Chiefs from the WHL. In four Memorial Cup games, Chasse scored three times.

In the fall of 1991, Chasse joined the Halifax Citadels of the AHL. He continued to play a rugged style of play, collecting 496 minutes in penalties over two seasons while also contributing 61 and 76 point seasons, respectively.

Chasse got his first taste of NHL action in 1993-94, when he played three games for the St. Louis Blues. It was a three-game tryout of sorts, and Chasse sufficiently impressed the Blues' brass to the point that he was used in 47 games the following season, where he had seven goals and 16 points. In 1995-96, Chasse played for three NHL teams; 42 games with the Blues, three with the Washington Capitals and 15 with the Winnipeg Jets after being traded for Stewart Malgunas on February 15, 1996.

In 1996-97, Chasse signed as a free agent with the Ottawa Senators. However, after playing just 22 games with the Sens, his rights were traded to the Chicago Blackhawks. Since 1997, Chasse has played professional hockey in Europe, two years in Germany with Mannheim and Augsburg and three years in the British League with Bracknell Bees and the Cardiff Devils.

In 1332 NHL games, Chasse scored eleven goals and 25 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Montreal-Bourassa QAAA 32 5 3 8 10 3 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Montreal-Bourassa QAAA 41 23 22 45 82
1987-88 St-Jean Castors QMJHL 13 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Verdun Jr. Canadiens QMJHL 38 12 12 24 61
1988-89 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 30 15 16 31 79 3 0 2 2 28
1989-90 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 34 14 30 44 85
1989-90 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 33 19 26 45 105 7 7 4 11 50
1990-91 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 62 47 54 101 246 13 9 11 20 56
1990-91 Drummondville Voltigeurs M-Cup 4 3 0 3 10
1991-92 Halifax Citadels AHL 73 26 35 61 254
1992-93 Halifax Citadels AHL 75 35 41 76 242
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 3 0 1 1 15 +1
1993-94 Cornwall Aces AHL 48 27 39 66 194
1994-95 St. Louis Blues NHL 47 7 9 16 133 +12 7 1 7 8 23
1995-96 St. Louis Blues NHL 42 3 0 3 108 -9
1995-96 Worcester IceCats AHL 3 0 0 0 6
1995-96 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 0 0 5 -1
1995-96 Winnipeg Jets NHL 15 0 0 0 12 -4
1996-97 Ottawa Senators NHL 22 1 4 5 19 +3
1996-97 Detroit Vipers IHL 9 2 1 3 33
1996-97 Indianapolis Ice IHL 3 0 0 0 10 4 1 1 2 23
1997-98 Adler Mannheim EuroHL 3 0 1 1 12
1997-98 Adler Mannheim Germany 15 2 5 7 72
1997-98 Augsburger Panther Germany 30 6 6 12 97
1998-99 Bracknell Bees Britain 33 13 22 35 108 6 2 1 3 24
1999-00 Bracknell Bees BH-Cup 6 2 2 4 18
1999-00 Bracknell Bees Britain 33 16 22 38 16 4 1 3 4 34
2000-01 Cardiff Devils BH-Cup 8 4 6 10 71
2000-01 Cardiff Devils Britain-2 34 10 13 23 60
NHL Totals 132 11 14 25 292 7 1 7 8 23


Signed as a free agent by Quebec, May 14, 1991. Traded to St. Louis by Quebec with Steve Duchesne for Garth Butcher, Ron Sutter and Bob Bassen, January 23, 1994. Traded to Washington by St. Louis for Rob Pearson, January 29, 1996. Traded to Winnipeg by Washington for Stewart Malgunas, February 15, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, September 5, 1996. Traded to Chicago by Ottawa with the rights to Kevin Bolibruck and Ottawa's 6th round choice (later traded back to Ottawa - Ottawa selected Chris Neil) in 1998 Entry Draft for Mike Prokopec, March 18, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Cardiff Devils (Britain), July 27, 2000.