Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jason Chimera
Jason Chimera's path to the NHL saw the Edmonton native, born May 2, 1979, play his junior hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings, followed by half a season with the Medicine Hat Tigers.

After being drafted by the Edmonton Oilers with their fifth pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Chimera waited for his shot with the parent NHL club by spending three seasons with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs. In 2001-2002, Chimera was named to the league's First All-Star Team after leading Hamilton in scoring with 77 points (26-51-77.

Coming off a solid season in the AHL, Chimera became a regular with the Oilers in 2002-03. Following a lock-out year in 2004-05, Chimera was acquired by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the early stages of the 2005-06 season after being acquired previously by the Phoenix Coyotes.

On the international stage, Chimera represented Canada at the 1999, 2007 and 2008 World Championships.

Chimera was traded to the Washington Capitals on December 28, 2009 for Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 Edmonton Pats AMHL 33 27 31 58 42
1995-96 Edmonton Pats AMHL 34 23 24 47 44
1996-97 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 71 16 23 39 54 -10 4 0 1 1 4
1997-98 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 72 34 32 66 93 -34
1997-98 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 4 0 0 0 8 -2
1998-99 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 37 18 22 40 84 -12
1998-99 Canada WJC-A 7 2 2 4 2
1998-99 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 21 14 12 26 32 -4 5 4 1 5 8
1999-00 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 78 15 13 28 77 -27 10 0 2 2 12
2000-01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 78 29 25 54 93 -14
2001-02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 1 0 1 0 -3
2001-02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 77 26 51 77 158 +28 15 4 6 10 10
2002-03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 66 14 9 23 36 -2 2 0 2 2 0
2003-04 Edmonton Oilers NHL 60 4 8 12 57 -1
2004-05 AS Varese Hockey Italy 15 7 3 10 34 5 2 1 3 31
2005-06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 80 17 13 30 95 -10
2006-07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 15 21 36 91 +2
2006-07 Canada WC-A 9 1 5 6 8
2007-08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 14 17 31 98 -5
2007-08 Canada WC-A 9 0 2 2 6 +3
2008-09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 49 8 14 22 41 +8 4 0 1 1 2
2009-10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 39 8 9 17 47 -7
2009-10 Washington Capitals NHL 39 7 10 17 51 +6 7 1 2 3 2
2010-11 Washington Capitals NHL 81 10 16 26 64 -10 9 2 2 4 2
2011-12 Washington Capitals NHL 82 20 19 39 78 +4 14 4 3 7 6
2012-13 Pirati Chomutov CzRep 5 1 0 1 10
2012-13 Washington Capitals NHL 47 3 11 14 48 -5 7 1 2 3 4
NHL Totals 710 121 147 268 706 43 8 12 20 16


AHL First All-Star Team (2002) Traded to Brandon (WHL) by Medicine Hat (WHL) for Justin Yeomans and future considerations, February 2, 1999.Traded to Phoenix by Edmonton with Edmonton's 3rd round choice (later traded to Carolina, later traded to NY Rangers - NY Rangers selected Billy Ryan) in 2004 Entry Draft for New Jersey's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Edmonton selected Geoff Paukovich) in 2004 Entry Draft and Buffalo's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Edmonton selected Liam Reddox) in 2004 Entry Draft, June 26, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Varese (Italy), December 15, 2004. Traded to Columbus by Phoenix with Cale Hulse and Mike Rupp for Geoff Sanderson and Tim Jackman, October 8, 2005. Traded to Washington by Columbus for Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina, December 28, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Chomutov (CzRep), November 14, 2012.