Forward Jason Chimera has signed a two-year contract with the New York Islanders worth $2.25 million per season. Chimera entered the National Hockey League in the 2000-2001 season playing for the Edmonton Oilers. From there he would also go on to play for the Columbus Blue Jackets and more recently the Washington Capitals.
Chimera to NYI. Two years, $2.25 AAV
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2016
Jason Chimera Signs With New York Islanders
In Washington’s President’s Trophy season this past year, Chimera played all 82 games, tallying 20 goals as well as 20 assists, totaling 40 points.
The veteran wingers has spent the last six and a half years with the Capitals. Prior to that he spent four and a half years in Columbus, after four years bouncing between the Oilers and their AHL Affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Chimera was the Oilers fifth round pick, 121st overall at the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
He is known as a hardworking two-way forward. He will bring leadership, grit and experience to his new club. Chimera is the kind of player who can be a roll model for a team’s younger players.
Chimera has played for Canada at three IIHF World Championship Tournaments. He won gold in 2007 and silver in 2008. He also brought home a gold medal playing in the 1999 World Junior Championships.
Main Photo: WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Taylor Hall #4 of the Edmonton Oilers shoots in front of Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals in the third period at Verizon Center on January 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Edmonton Oilers won, 5-4, in a shootout. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)