Stanley Cup Champion career likely over after losing out on PTO

Published October 2, 2023 at 12:27

For an NHL veteran of close to 700 regular season games, it may be the end of the line after being released from a professional tryout contract. Yesterday, Alex Chiassion was released by the Boston Bruins.

The Bruins however, in releasing Chiasson now, are still allowing him time to find another opportunity with another NHL team. This outcome is more unlikely however, only garnering PTO at first and unable to secure a guaranteed contract.

Chiasson was originally drafted by the Dallas Stars 38th overall in 2009, but didn't debut in the NHL for another two years. Other than Dallas, he's also suited up for Ottawa, Calgary, Washington, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Detroit. He has his name on the Stanley Cup from his season spent with the Capitals in 2017-18, and played in 16 post-season games that year.

Alex Chiasson was originally selected by the Dallas Stars in the second round of the 2009 NHL entry draft. In his career, he's appeared for games with the Stars, Senators, Flames, Capitals, Oilers, Canucks, and Red Wings - a true journeyman career. His playing days reached their peak in the 2017-18 season, wherein he won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals, playing in 16 postseason games and recording just 1 goal and 1 assist.

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Stanley Cup Champion career likely over after losing out on PTO

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