Chandler Stephenson (born April 22, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Stephenson was selected by the Capitals in the 3rd round (77th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Stephenson is a Stanley Cup champion, having won with the Capitals in 2018.
|Born|| April 22, 1994
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)|
|NHL team||Washington Capitals|
|NHL Draft||77th overall, 2012
As a youth, Stephenson first played in his hometown in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League before opting for a major junior career in the Western Hockey League with the Regina Pats. On April 12, 2014, Stephenson was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals. He was immediately assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears on an amateur try-out and made his professional debut at the tail end of the 2013–14 season.
In the early stages of the 2015–16 season, Stephenson was recalled from the Bears to the Capitals on October 15, 2015. He was drawn into the lineup that day and made his NHL debut in a 4–1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.
On June 7, 2018, Stephenson and the Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4–3 to clinch their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Afterwards, Stephenson stated he will spend his day with the Stanley Cup in Humboldt, Saskatchewan in honour of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims.
Stephenson comes from NHL lineage, as his uncle Bob Stephenson played in the NHL with the Hartford Whalers. His brother Colton played in the Western Hockey League and his cousins Shay Stephenson and Logan Stephenson played professionally in Europe and Asia.
|Stanley Cup Champion||2018|