Chaput played 33 games for the Blues Jackets last season, scoring one goal and four assists. A lot of his time was the result of the crazy number of injuries the Blue Jackets suffered last season.
He’s played 50 NHL games in his career, spread over the last two seasons, scoring a single goal and five assists in that time.
— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) July 23, 2015
His possession over the last two seasons hasn’t been great, posting a score-adjusted CF%Rel of -10.8% last season and a -13.1% the season before, through a very small sample size.
Outside of bringing in another defenseman, the Blue Jackets have the core of their roster set for next season, and some are high on their chance next season. Less injuries, it’s not hard to see them as a playoff team next season.
Dustin Nelson writes about news and the Minnesota Wild for The Hockey Writers.