Chandler Stephenson

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.

Chandler Stephenson
Chandler Stephenson 2017-11-10 2
Born April 22, 1994 (age 24)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NHL team Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 77th overall, 2012
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2014–present

Playing career

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.[1] 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.[2] He was drawn into the lineup that day and made his NHL debut in a 4–1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.[3]

On October 26, 2017, Stephenson scored his first NHL goal against goaltender Anders Nilsson in a 6–2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.[4]

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.[5]

Personal

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.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Saskatoon Blazers SMHL 9 2 1 3 2
2009–10 Saskatoon Contacts SMHL 42 17 37 54 34 11 5 14 19 4
2010–11 Regina Pats WHL 60 7 12 19 6
2011–12 Regina Pats WHL 55 22 20 42 24 5 1 3 4 0
2012–13 Regina Pats WHL 46 14 31 45 37
2013–14 Regina Pats WHL 69 30 59 89 65 4 0 4 4 0
2013–14 Hershey Bears AHL 2 1 0 1 0
2014–15 Hershey Bears AHL 54 7 7 14 10 10 1 4 5 2
2015–16 Hershey Bears AHL 46 7 21 28 26 17 1 5 6 2
2015–16 Washington Capitals NHL 9 0 0 0 2
2016–17 Hershey Bears AHL 72 10 28 38 42 9 3 2 5 6
2016–17 Washington Capitals NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Washington Capitals NHL 67 6 12 18 8 24 2 5 7 8
NHL totals 80 6 12 18 10 24 2 5 7 8

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada Western U17 6th 5 4 2 6 8
Junior totals 5 4 2 6 8

Awards and honours

Honours Year
Stanley Cup Champion 2018

References

  1. ^ "Capitals sign Chandler Stephenson". Washington Capitals. 2014-04-12. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  2. ^ "Capitals recall Chandler Stephenson from Hershey". Washington Capitals. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
  3. ^ "NHL debut for Stephenson". The StarPhoenix. 2015-10-16. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  4. ^ Clipperton, Joshua (October 27, 2017). "Canucks' power play connects to thump Capitals for 4th straight win". cbc.ca. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Regan, J.J. (June 14, 2018). "Chander Stephenson will spend his day with the Stanley Cup in Humboldt". NBC Sports. Retrieved June 19, 2018.

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