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Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/9/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 197

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The Blue Jackets sent Michael Chaput to the minors, in part, so that he could continue to play regularly.
With Columbus getting some forwards back from the sidelines, keeping Chaput would have likely meant having him spend games in the press box. "The whole idea of was that we didn't want Michael Chaput sitting in the stands when he could be playing," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "We want him out on the ice, gaining that experience. He'll go to Springfield and be playing on the weekend and then we'll see." Nov 21 - 10:45 AM

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Columbus has assigned Michael Chaput to the minors.

He earned two assists in 18 games with the Blue Jackets. Chaput will play for Springfield, but he could be back with Columbus at some point this season.
Nov 19 - 6:18 PM

It looks like Michael Chaput will make the opening night roster of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Chaput played in seven of eight pre-season games and had two goals, two assists and was a plus-four as well as scoring a couple of game winners. The Blue Jackets are struggling up the middle with Ryan Johansen a restricted free agent and the contract talks apparently going nowhere, as well as having Boone Jenner out with an injury. Chaput had 45 points in 55 AHL games last season but had only one helper in 17 NHL games.
Oct 5 - 7:18 AM

Michael Chaput is taking advantage of his opportunity to impress with Ryan Johansen not in camp.

Chaput will play once again on Saturday and it will be his fourth pre-season game, the most on the Blue Jackets. He had 45 points in 55 AHL games last season but struggled at the NHL level with only one assist in 17 games. He will be a lot better this season.
Sep 27 - 6:55 AM

Michael Chaput had a goal and an assist in Columbus' 2-0 preseason win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Chaput wasn't regarded as a good bet to make the Blue Jackets' roster, but as long as Ryan Johansen remains unsigned, it's hard to rule him out. Chaput had 45 points in 55 AHL games in 2013-14 and an assist in 17 contests with Columbus.
Sep 24 - 9:02 AM

Michael Chaput has been returned to AHL Springfield.

Chaput has an assist in 17 games with Columbus this season. He also has two goals and four points in six AHL contests.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 05:14:00 PM

Michael Chaput made his NHL debut Sunday.

He saw 8:02 minutes on the fourth line with Jared Boll and Ryan Craig. He was minus-one in the game.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 08:05:00 AM

Michael Chaput has been summoned from the minors by Columbus.

He has two goals and two assists in six games with AHL Springfield this campaign. He may get a chance to make his NHL debut Sunday because of Columbus' recent injury woes.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 06:54:00 PM

Columbus Blue Jackets reassign Michael Chaput to AHL Springfrield.

Chaput was recalled by Columbus on an emergency basis in case Ryan Johansen (lower body) was unable to play Tuesday. His demotion means Johansen should be able to play. He has 28 points and 51 penalty minutes in 67 AHL games this season.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 03:26:00 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have called up Michael Chaput on an emergency basis.

Chaput is the Blue Jackets' insurance policy in case Ryan Johansen (lower body) can't play Tuesday. Chaput has 28 points and 51 penalty minutes in 67 AHL games this season.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 06:11:00 PM

Michael Chaput scored and assisted to fuel Springfield's 5-4 win over Bridgeport Sound on Friday night.

In his first AHL season, Chaput has really struggled with just eight points in 28 games. Cam Atkinson notched two assists to up his point total to 37.
Fri, Jan 4, 2013 09:44:00 PM

In case you missed it, Columbus prospect Michael Chaput guided the Shawinigan Cataractes to a Memorial Cup championship victory on Sunday.

He was named the MVP of the tournament and he captured the top scorer award as well. Chaput picked up five goals and seven assists in six games to take home plenty of hardware on junior hockey's biggest stage. He had a point in each contest and recorded four multi-point games. Chaput concluded the QMJHL regular season with 63 points in 57 games and he added another 12 points over 11 games in the playoffs. He was originally drafted in the third round of the 2010 draft by Philadelphia, but was acquired by Columbus back in February of 2011, along with Greg Moore, in exchange for Tom Sestito.
Wed, May 30, 2012 09:00:00 AM

Michael Chaput has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Columbus got the rights to Chaput from Philadelphia as part of the Tom Sestito trade. He had 21 goals and 63 points in 57 QMJHL games this season.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 03:27:00 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired Michael Chaput and Greg Moore from the Philadelphia Flyers for Tom Sestito.

The Flyers originally drafted Chaput in the third round of the 2010 NHL entry draft. Chaput has 22 goals and 55 points in 55 QMJHL games this season.
Mon, Feb 28, 2011 03:35:00 PM

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