This summer, former Capitals’ fourth-line forward Alex Chiasson joined the Edmonton Oilers on a PTO.
Wednesday night, the Stanley Cup champion notched his 20th goal of the season on the power play, the first time Chiasson’s ever done that in his career.
Chiasson tapped the puck home past Corey Schneider after getting an incredible feed from Connor McDavid.
Chaser was pumped.
If you’re wondering how Chiasson turned into a 20 goal scorer after departing the Caps, the answer is two-fold.
The first, as seen in this goal, is through power play time. Chiasson has become a mainstay in front of the net, and his power-play goal tonight is his seventh of the season.
The second is through extended time on McDavid’s wing. Chiasson was slotted next to McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, and it’s clearly helped in a contract year. His scoring log is mostly punctuated with assists from Draisaitl and McDavid. Because of this, he’s shooting a career-high 19.4 percent.
Say it with me, fam: 20-goal scorer Alex Chiasson. Congrats, Chaser!
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