Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
Jason Chimera
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 05/02/1979
AGE: 36
DRAFTED: EDM: 1997-121 overall
First NHL Game:
12/9/00 (EDM 2 vs LA 4)
First NHL Goal:
12/18/01 (EDM 1 at NYI 4, Osgood)
First NHL Assist:
12/8/02 (EDM 3 at ATL 0, 2A)
Most Goals in a Game:
2 (8 times, last: 3/29/15, WSH 5 at NYR 2)
Most Assists in a Game:
3 (2 times, last: 11/1/13, WSH 7 at PHI 0)
Most Points in a Game:
4 (11/1/13, WSH 7 at PHI 0, 1G-3A)
Most Shots in a Game:
10 (4/7/07, CBJ 3 vs ANA 4)
Most PIM in a Game:
19 (2/6/06, CBJ 4 at VAN 7)
Most Ice Time in a Game:
25:04 (3/2/08, CBJ 3 at EDM 4 SO)
Multiple-Point Games:
48 (last: 3/29/15, WSH 5 at NYR 2, 2G)
Longest Goal Streak:
4 (10/24/13-11/1/13, 4G)
Longest Assist Streak:
3 (3 times, last: 3/1/14-3/5/14, 3A)
Longest Point Streak:
4 (6 times, last: 1/16/11-1/22/11, 2G-2A)
Penalty Shots: 1/1
Shootouts: 2/10
Most Goals in a Game:
1 (9 times, last: 5/10/15, WSH 3 vs NYR 4)
Most Assists in a Game:
1 (14 times, last: 5/10/15, WSH 3 vs NYR 4)
Most Points in a Game:
2 (2 times, last: 5/10/15, WSH 3 vs NYR 4, 1G-1A)
Recorded an assist vs. CAR (3/31) ... Scored two goals, including his 25th career game-winning goal,
at NYR (3/29), marking his eighth career multi-goal game ... Earned two assists at CBJ (3/3) ... Tallied
two assists vs. PIT (2/25) ... Earned two points (1g, 1a) vs. ANA (2/6) ... Scored a goal vs. PHI (1/14)
... Recorded an assist vs. COL (1/12) ... Earned two points (1g, 1a) at CBJ (12/18) ... Earned an assist
vs. VAN (12/2) ... Scored a goal at COL (11/20) ... Tallied an assist at ARI (11/18) ... Earned five hits vs.
CBJ (11/11) ... Won 4 of 4 faceoffs (100.0%) vs. CAR (11/8) ... Earned an assist at TB (11/1) ... Scored a
goal and led the team in shots (5) vs. FLA (10/18) ... Set a playoff career high in assists (4) and tied his
playoff career high in points (7) ... Scored the game-winning goal in Game 2 of the ECQF vs. NYI (4/17),
marking his ninth career playoff goal and his fifth playoff game-winning goal ... Ranks tied for second
on the Capitals playoff game-winning goals list, trailing Peter Bondra (6) ... Tallied two points (1g, 1a) in
Game 5 vs. NYI (4/23), marking his first career multi-point playoff game ... Earned two points (1g, 1a) in
Game 6 of the ECSF vs. NYR (5/10).
2013-14: Set career highs in assists (27) and points (42) ... Played in all 82 games with the Capitals,
marking the third time in his career he has played in every game in a season ... Named the NHL’s “Third
Star” for the week ending Nov. 3 ... Ranked fourth among Capitals skaters in hits (140), fifth in goals
(15), tied for fifth in assists and sixth on the team in points ... Scored a goal and earned two assists
at CAR (4/10) ... Tallied his 300th NHL point with an assist at PHI (3/5) ... Registered three points (1g,
2a) vs. DET (2/2) ... Scored a PPG and earned an assist at DET (1/31) ... Scored a goal in his 300th
Capitals game at NJ (1/24) ... Earned a career high four points (1g, 3a) and extended his goal streak to a
career-high four games at PHI (11/1) ... Scored a goal and earned an assist at VAN (10/28) ... Scored a
goal and registred a team-high six shots at CGY (10/26) ... Earned his 100th WSH point with a goal and
earned an assist at EDM (10/24). 2012-13: Tallied 1g-1a and 4 hits on 4/23 vs. WPG ... Added an assist
on 4/16 vs. TOR ... Scored a goal on 4/13 vs. TB ... Tallied an assist on 4/7 vs. TB ... Played in 700th
career game and recorded a fighting major (Strachan) on 4/6 at FLA ... Scored 1st goal of the season
on 3/17 vs. BUF ... Collected an assist on 3/10 vs. NYR ... Recorded an assist on 2/23 vs. NJ ... Tallied
an assist on 2/9 vs. FLA ... Registered an assist on 1/31 at TOR ... Recorded 2 assists on 1/27
vs. BUF ... Tallied an assist on 1/24 vs. MTL ... Recorded an assist on 1/19 at TB. 2011-12: Set career
highs in points (39) and goals (20) ... Played in all 82 games ... Scored career-high 20th goal of season
on 4/2 at TB ... 3rd on WSH in goals and T-1st in GWGs ... Scored GWG on 3/25 vs. MIN ... Recorded
a goal and an assist on 3/23 vs. WPG ... Collected a goal and an assist on 3/19 at DET ... Recorded a
SHG and an assist on 2/7 vs. FLA ... Recorded a GWG assist on 1/15 vs. CAR ... Scored GWG on 1/11
vs. PIT ... Scored twice on 12/23 at NJ ... Scored 2 goals, including overtime GWG, on 11/23 vs. WPG
... Played in his 600th career NHL game on 11/21 vs. PHX ... Scored WSH’s first SHG of the season,
the eventual GWG on 11/11 at NJ ... Scored his 100th and 101st career goals in the third period on
10/10 vs. TB and was named First Star ... Finished playoffs t-3rd on WSH in points and 2nd in goals ...
Ranked t-2nd on the team in plus/minus ... Finished 3rd in shots (28) on WSH during the postseason ...
Scored a goal in Game 6 of the ECQF vs. BOS on 4/22 ... Scored a goal in Games 1 and 2 of the ECSF
at NYR ... Tallied the GWG in Game 6 of the ECSF vs. NYR on 5/9 ... Four of his seven career playoff
goals have been GWG. 2010-11: Had five multiple-point games … Scored a power play goal on 4/6 vs.
FLA ... Had an assist, scored the overtime game-winner and was named the game’s first star against
CBJ, his former team, on 3/31 ...Posted 1g-1a on 2/4 at TB ... Had points in four straight games 1/16-
1/22 (2g-2a), matching his best point streak as a Cap … Tied for seventh on the team with 10 goals …
Finished seventh on the Capitals in postseason scoring with four points (2g-2a) in nine games ... Scored
the game-winning goal in double overtime in Game 4 of the ECQF vs. NYR … Both of his goals in the
2011 playoffs and all three of his career playoff goals have been game-winners … Fourth on the Caps
during the playoffs with 22 hits. 2009-10: Appeared in a combined 78 games with CBJ and Washington,
skating 39 for each team ... Talled 34 points (15g-19a) total ... Had 7g-10a and was +6 in 39 GP with the
Caps ... Had 11 of his 17 points with the Caps on the road (5g-6a, +6) ... All 17 of his points with the Caps
came at even strength ... Team was 7-0-0 when he scored a goal (11-2-2 with a point) ... Recorded an
assist in his Capitals debut on 12/30 at SJ ... Had points in four straight games (2g-3a) from 1/9—1/15
... Recorded his 100th career assist 3/30 vs. OTT ... Played his 500th career game in the season finale
(4/11 vs. BOS) ... Scored his first career playoff goal in Game 4 (4/21) and totaled three points (1g-2a)
in the ECQF vs. MTL. 2008-09: Tallied 22 points (8g-14a), 41 penalty minutes and was +8 in 49 games
with CBJ … Had one GWG and one PPG … Was one of two players (Jakub Voracek) to record a
multiple-point game (0-2-2) in the season opener 10/10 at DAL, one of his three two-point games on the
year … Tied his career high of +3 10/10 at DAL … Scored a goal in three straight games 10/17—10/21
… Opened the season recording a point in five of the first six games and seven of the first 10 games …
Registered 1-4-5 during a four-game point streak 11/7—11/14 … Played his 400th career game 12/7
at ANA … Missed two 16-game stretches (12/18—1/ 21 and 2/26—3/31) due to injury … Tallied 0-1-1
in four playoff games ... 2007-08: Registered 31 points (14g-17a) and 98 penalty minutes in 81 games
with CBJ … Played in a club-record 243 straight games from 10/9/05—4/5/08 before missing the final
regular season game due to injury … Set career highs in penalty minutes (98) and shots (198) … Was
third on the team in goals, penalty minutes and shots, tied for third in GWGs and was fifth in points …
Matched a career-high with three points (1g-2a) and was +3 10/10 vs. PHX, his third career three-point
game … Played the 300th game of his NHL career 10/23 at CHI … Had the fourth two-goal game of his
career 10/31 at LA … Won a silver medal with Canada at the World Championship. 2006-07: Registered
36 points (15g-21a) and didn’t miss a game in his second season with CBJ … Set career highs in assists,
points and games played … Tied for the team lead with two SHGs ... Was fifth on the club in goals,
points, GWGs, plus/minus rating and penalty minutes … Tied a CBJ single-game record with 10 shots
4/7 vs. ANA … Collected 3a 3/25 vs. STL to set a single-game career high in assists and tie a career
high in points … Won a gold medal with Canada at the World Championship. 2005-06: Scored a careerhigh
17 goals and added 13 assists in 80 games with CBJ … Ranked second on the club in GWGs (5)
and games played (tied), was third in penalty minutes, fourth in goals and fifth in shooting percentage
(13.4%) … Nine of his 17 goals came in the third period, while 10 gave CBJ a lead. 2004-05: Notched
10 points (7g-3a) and 34 penalty minutes in 15 games with AS Varese (Italy) … Added three points
(2g-1a) in five playoff games. 2003-04: Recorded 12 points (4g-8a) in 60 games with EDM … Played
the 100th game of his NHL career 1/2 at MIN. 2002-03: Registered 23 points (14g-9a) in 66 games with
EDM during his first full NHL season … Led Oilers and ranked second among NHL rookies in shooting
percentage (15.6%) … Scored his first career SHG 3/28 vs. CBJ … Made Stanley Cup playoff debut …
Tied for team lead in plus/minus (+2) … Tied for second on club in assists (2) … Played his first career
playoff game and collected first career playoff point with an assist in Game 5 at DAL on 4/17. 2001-02:
Played three games with EDM and scored the first goal of his NHL career 12/18 at NYI … Tallied 77
points (26g-51a), 158 PIM and was +28 in 77 games with Hamilton (AHL) … Named to the AHL First All-
Star Team … Voted a starter for the Canadian AHL All-Star Team … Finished fourth in the AHL in assists
and fifth in points … Set a Hamilton single-season points record and his 51 assists ranked second-best
in team history … Notched 10 points (4g-6a) in 15 playoff games … Helped the Bulldogs advanced to
Calder Cup semifinals. 2000-01: Made his NHL debut for EDM 12/9 vs. LA … Netted 54 points (29g-25a)
in 78 games with Hamilton … Ranked second on Bulldogs in goals, third in points and fifth in assists …
Led Hamilton with eight GWGs. 1999-00: Had 28 points (15g-13a) in 78 games with Hamilton in his first
professional season … Ranked sixth on the club in goals.
Junior Career
1998-99: Combined to record 66 points (32g-34a) and 116 penalty minutes in 58 games with Medicine
Hat and Brandon (WHL) … Finished third on Brandon in goals and sixth in points … Represented at
the World Junior Championship. 1997-98: Led Medicine Hat in goals (34), assists (32) and points (66)
in 72 games … Co-winner of team’s MVP award … Made his professional debut and played in four
games for Hamilton (AHL). 1996-97: Registered 39 points (16g-23a) in 71 games as a WHL rookie for
Medicine Hat.
European Career
2012-13: Appeared in five games for Chomutov Pirati of the Czech league ... Scored one goal.
International Career
Has represented Canada three times at the IIHF World Championship (2007, 2008, 2014) and once
at the IIHF World Junior Championship (1999). 2014: Served as an alternate captain for Canada at the
2014 IIHF World Championship ... Earned three points (1g, 2a) in eight games ... Named Canada’s
Best Player of the Game in Canada’s 6-1 win over Italy. 2008: Appeared in his second World
Championship, posting two assists in nine games as Canada won the silver medal. 2007: Made his
first appearance in a World Championship, recording six points (1g-5a) in nine games. 1999: Skated in
the World Junior Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba … Recorded 4 points (2g, 2a) and two penalty
minutes in seven games.
NHL Transactions
Edmonton’s fifth-round pick, 121st overall, in the 1997 NHL Draft … Acquired by Phoenix with a thirdround
pick (later traded to CAR – later traded to NY Rangers – NY Rangers selected Billy Ryan) in the
2004 NHL Draft from Edmonton in exchange for New Jersey’s second-round pick (previously acquired,
Edmonton selected Geoff Paukovich) and Bufaalo’s fourth-round pick (previously acquired, Edmonton
selected Liam Reddox) in the 2004 NHL Draft, June 26, 2004 … Acquired by Columbus with Cale
Hulse and Michael Rupp from Phoenix in exchange for Geoff Sanderson and Tim Jackman, Oct. 8,
2005 … Acquired by Washington from Columbus in exchange for Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina, Dec.
28, 2009.
Enjoys playing golf in the offseason ... Favorite hockey memory is winning the 2007 World Championship
... Credits his parents as his role models for their work ethic ... Lists his favorite TV show as
Game of Thrones and his favorite movie as Braveheart ... His favorite actor is Robin Williams and his
favorite music is country music ... His favorite place in D.C. is Old Town Alexandria ... His favorite NHL
road arena is Rexall Place in Edmonton.