35-Year-Old Left Wing – Washington Capitals
Jason Chimera Contract Information:
Chimera signed a $4 million, two-year contract extension with the Capitals in November of 2013. Chimera will receive $2 million each season in 2014-15 and 2015-16.
Chimera got the only Washington goal through overtime Saturday night in a game the Capitals ultimately won 2-1 in a shootout.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Chimera is still an important role player for Washington. He played in 47 games last season, with 14 points from 11 assists and three goals. He also had 92 shots on goal, good for only 135th in the league but solid number for a checking line regular. Fantasy wise he remains valuable only in leagues that reward shots.
One of last seasons huge surprises, Chimera posted a career-high 20 goals and 39 total points last season. Expecting the veteran winger to duplicate those numbers might be a bit of a feat, but he'll give the Caps energy on the checking line with the odd goal to boot. He fired 205 shots on goal last season, numbers that certainly aided his scoring totals. Those in deeper leagues will want to consider Chimera in the final rounds of their drafts, especially in leagues that reward shots.
Chimera joined the Caps in 2010 and has provided a spark to their third line. He put up some very valuable numbers this past season that proved to be much needed secondary scoring. Helpful as those points are to the Caps, he will not be valuable on draft day as 36 points is his career high.
Chimera was acquired via trade in December last season for Milan Jurcina and Chris Clark. He fit in well, bringing experience and grit to a young team. He proved to be valuable and tallied seven goals including one in the playoffs. Chimera should be more valuable during his first full season in Washington after getting acclimated with his new squad, and he could prove to be an asset to fantasy teams in deeper leagues.
Chimera played in only 49 games last season due to a groin injury, and the Blue Jackets' improved depth could cost the third line grinder his job.
Chimera got about his usual production (14 goals, 31 points, 98 PIMs) and should be a fixture on the Blue Jackets' top checking line again this season.
Third line grinder set a career high with 36 points in '06-'07, which is about his ceiling.
Chimera set career highs with 17 goals, 30 points and 95 PIMs in '05-'06, and a modest improvement is certainly possible.