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Jason Chimera
Jason Chimera
Left Wing
(chih-MAIR-uh)
Number: 25
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 213
Shoots: Left
Born: May 2, 1979  (Age 35)
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
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Acquired: Acquired by Columbus with D Cale Hulse and C Mike Rupp from Phoenix in exchange for LW Geoff Sanderson and RW Tim Jackman on Oct. 8, 2005.
Drafted: EDM / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (121st overall)
2008-09: Tallied 8-14-22, 41 penalty minutes and was +8 in 49 games with Columbus… Had one game-winning goal and one power play goal… Was one of two players (Jakub Voracek) to record a multi-point game (0-2-2) in the season opener Oct. 10 at Dallas… Tied his career high of +3 Oct. 10 at Dallas… Collected the 100th point of his Blue Jackets career Oct. 11 at Phoenix… Scored a goal in three-straight games Oct. 17-21… Opened the season recording a point in five of the first six games and seven of the first 10 games… Scored his 50th goal as a Blue Jacket Oct. 30 at Colorado… Registered 1-4-5 during a four-game point streak Nov. 7-14… Played the 400th game of his NHL career Dec. 7 at Anaheim… Scored the game-winning goal Dec. 13 vs. NY Islanders… Missed 16 games Dec. 18-Jan. 21 due to injury… Missed one game Feb. 21 due to injury… Missed 16 games Feb. 26-Mar. 31 due to injury… PLAYOFFS: Tallied 0-1-1 and two penalty minutes in four playoff games… Registered an assist in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. Detroit on Apr. 23… Games lost to injury: 33… Multi-point (goal) games: 3 (0)… Most Points: 2 (3x) – Nov. 14 at Buffalo, most recent… Most Goals: 1 (8x) – Feb. 13 vs. NY Islanders, most recent… Most Assists: 2 (2x) – Nov. 14 at Buffalo, most recent… Most PIM: 5 – Nov. 8 vs. Calgary… Most Shots: 6 (2x) – Nov. 7 vs. Montreal, most recent.

CAREER: 2007-08: Registered 14-17-31 and 98 penalty minutes in 81 games with Columbus… Played in 243-straight games Oct. 9, 2005-Apr. 5, 2008, breaking the previous club record of 194 set by David Vyborny from Oct. 17, 2002-Dec. 20, 2005… Missed the final regular season game due to a groin injury suffered Apr. 5 at St. Louis… Set career highs in penalty minutes and shots (198)… Was third on the team in goals, penalty minutes and shots, tied for third in game-winning goals and was fifth in points… Had at least one shot on goal in 74-of-81 games… Had a career high seven shots on goal Feb. 23 at Montreal… Matched a career-high with 1-2-3 and was +3 Oct. 10 vs. Phoenix, his third career three-point game… Played the 300th game of his NHL career Oct. 23 at Chicago… Tied a single-game career-high in goals with two Oct. 31 at Los Angeles, the fourth multi-goal effort of his career… Named to the Team Canada roster for the World Championships on Apr. 8… Had 0-2-2 with six penalty minutes and was +3 in nine games to help Canada win the silver medal… 2006-07: Registered 15-21-36, 91 penalty minutes and was +2 in 82 games with Columbus… Set career highs in assists, points and games played… Was one of only three players to play in all 82 games… Tied for the team lead in shorthanded goals (2)... Was fifth on the club in goals, game-winning goals, points, plus/minus rating and penalty minutes… Tied a Blue Jackets single-game record with 10 shots Apr. 7 vs. Anaheim… Netted the 50th goal of his career Mar. 30 at Chicago… Tallied the 50th assist and 100th point of his career Apr. 5 vs. Dallas… Collected 0-3-3 Mar. 25 vs. St. Louis to set a single-game career high in assists and tie a career high in points… Had 1-5-6 with eight penalty minutes and was +4 in nine games at the World Championships… Helped Team Canada win gold medal… 2005-06: Tallied 17-13-30 and 95 penalty minutes in 80 games with Columbus… Set career highs in goals… Ranked second on the club in game-winning goals (5) and games played (tied), was third in penalty minutes and shorthanded goals (1-tied), fourth in goals and fifth in shooting percentage (13.4 percent)… Nine of his 17 goals came in the third period, while 10 gave the Jackets a lead… Scored on his first shot as a Blue Jacket on Oct. 9 at Chicago… 2004-05: Notched 7-3-10 and 34 penalty minutes in 15 games with AS Varese (Italy)… Added 2-1-3 with 31 penalty minutes in five playoff games… 2003-04: Recorded 4-8-12 and 57 penalty minutes in 60 games with Edmonton… Was “plus” or “even” in 48-of-60 games… Played the 100th game of his NHL career Jan. 2 at Minnesota… 2002-03: Registered 14-9-23 and 36 penalty minutes in 66 games with Edmonton during his first full NHL season… Led Oilers and ranked second among NHL rookies in shooting percentage (15.6 percent)… Scored his first career shorthanded goal Mar. 28 vs. Columbus… Made Stanley Cup playoffs debut… Collected 0-2-2 and was +2 in two games vs. Dallas in Western Conference Quarterfinals… Tied for team lead in plus/minus (+2)… Tied for second on club in assists and tied for fourth in points… Played in the final two games of the series… Played his first career playoff game and collected first career playoff point with an assist in Game 5 at Dallas on Apr. 17… 2001-02: Recorded 1-0-1 in three games with Edmonton… Scored the first goal of his NHL career Dec. 18 at NY Islanders (Chris Osgood)… Tallied 26-51-77, 158 penalty minutes and was +28 in 77 games with Hamilton (AHL)… Named to the AHL First All-Star Team… Voted a starter for the Canadian AHL All-Star Team… Finished fourth in the AHL in assists and fifth in points… Set a Hamilton single-season points record and his 51 assists ranked second-best in team history… Notched 4-6-10 and 10 penalty minutes in 15 playoff games… Helped the Bulldogs advanced to Calder Cup semifinals… 2000-01: Made his NHL debut Dec. 9 vs. Los Angeles… Netted 29-25-54 and 93 penalty minutes in 78 games with Hamilton (AHL)… Ranked second on Bulldogs in goals, third in points and fifth in assists… Led Hamilton with eight game-winning goals… 1999-00: Had 15-13-28 and 77 penalty minutes in 78 games with Hamilton (AHL)… First professional season… Ranked sixth on the club in goals… Registered 0-2-2 with 12 penalty minutes in 10 playoff games… 1998-99: Combined to score 32-34-66 and 116 penalty minutes in 58 games with Medicine Hat and Brandon (WHL)… Registered 18-22-40 and 84 penalty minutes in 37 games for Medicine Hat… Tallied 14-12-26 and 32 penalty minutes in 21 games with Brandon… Finished third on Brandon in goals and sixth in points… Represented Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba… Recorded 2-2-4 and two penalty minutes in seven games… 1997-98: Netted 34-32-66 and 93 penalty minutes in 72 games with Medicine Hat (WHL)… Led team in goals, assists and points… Co-winner of team’s MVP award… Made his professional debut and played in four games for Hamilton (AHL)… Recorded eight penalty minutes… 1996-97: Registered 16-23-39 and 64 penalty minutes in 71 games for Medicine Hat (WHL)… Added 0-1-1 with four penalty minutes in four playoff games.

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