Left wing Jason Chimera has signed a $4 million, two-year contract extension with the Washington Capitals.
Chimera, who tallied a league-leading six points last week thanks to two goals and four assists, was recently named the NHL’s second star of the week. The Canadian born forward is off to a strong start with five goals and six assists in 16 games this season for the Capitals, almost good enough to pass his 14 point total from his 47 game 2012-2013 campaign.
Chimera played two seasons for Edmonton before being traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for draft choices. Because of the NHL lockout, he did not play the following season and went to play in Italy for Mastini Varese. Chimera was subsequently dealt to the Columbus Blue Jackets, without playing a game in Phoenix, as part of a trade for Geoff Sanderson. Chimera was later traded to the Capitals on December 28, 2009 in return for Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina and has emerged into a reliable forward in the process.
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