Stefan Chaput, C
March 11, 1988
Acquired from Anaheim with David Laliberte for Brian McGrattan and Sean Zimmerman, February 27, 2011
Signing status: Signed through 2012
Physical: Average-sized player. Doesn't have exceptional speed or quickness, but gets where he needs to go effectively enough. Above average puck skills. Plays with effort and energy. Will initiate contact despite not having much in the way of a physical game/disposition.
Intangibles: Smart two-way forward who doesn't bring high-end instincts to the table, but is effective at reading and anticipating the play. Opportunistic player who makes the most out of his limited skills and upside.
Boston Bruins 2011 Development Camp assessment
Did not attend.
Stefan Chaput in action
Scores a goal for Albany River Rats during game in 2009-10 season posted by TheInfestationBlog
Unless injuries decimate the Bruins, Chaput looks like strictly AHL filler and an emergency player available in a pinch. The 153rd overall selection in 2006 by Carolina after they won the Stanley Cup now finds himself in a similar situation in Boston: trying to crack the roster of the defending NHL champion. Scored seven points in 15 games with the Baby Bruins after the trade, so he does bring functionality and experience to the AHL lineup.