Alex Chiasson is having one heck of a season. After scoring yesterday against the Los Angeles Kings, Chiasson now has 11 goals in 19 games. Chiasson’s career high is 13 goals in 79 games during his 2013-14 season with the Dallas Stars.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 30, 2018
Chiasson’s goal came halfway through the first period. After Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick stopped a shot from defenseman Oskar Klefbom, Chiasson took home the rebound from right in front of the net.
He later hit the post in the second period.
The goal marked Chiasson’s 11th of the season and his third power play goal. He is now tied with 11 other players for 11 goals, notably Max Domi, Jonathan Toews, and Jake Guentzel. He’s on pace for 44 goals this year, though his current shooting percentage of 35.5 percent (11 goals on 31 shots) is bound to take a dip. (His career-average shooting percentage is 12.)
Until then, the output has earned Chiasson a spot on Edmonton’s top line next to Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid. Not bad for a guy who had nine goals through 61 games with the Capitals last season and signed to a one-year, $650,000 AAV contract off a professional try out this summer.
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