The Vancouver Canucks are adding a new player to their training camp roster.
The Canucks have confirmed a report from earlier in the day, officially announcing that they have signed forward Alex Chiasson to a pro tryout contract.
General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the #Canucks have signed right wing Alex Chiasson to a professional tryout contract.
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— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) September 22, 2021
Chiasson played the last three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, and and won a Stanley Cup in 2018 with the Washington Capitals. The 30-year-old right winger has 564 games of NHL experience with the Oilers, Capitals, Flames, Senators, and Stars.
Chiasson had a career-best season with the Oilers in 2018-19, when he scored 22 goals and put up 38 points. Last season, the 6-foot-4, 208-pound Montreal native scored 16 points (9-7-16) in 45 games.
What remains to be seen is if Chiasson can earn a contract with the Canucks. Vancouver improved its depth significantly this off-season, perhaps to ensure their AHL team in Abbotsford gets off to a good start. But the Canucks did have bodies missing on the first day of training camp, which perhaps opens the door for a player like Chiasson.