Chiasson expects more from himself
Right winger Alex Chiasson has set a goal for his second season with the Senators. He wants to be a more frequently used forward.
“I’m looking definitely for a Top 9 spot,” Chiasson said Monday before heading to Toronto with the team taking on the Leafs at ACC. “It was an up and down year last year. I’d be lying if I said I was happy with the way things turned out.”
Understandably. After being the only player with NHL experience acquired by the Senators in the Jason Spezza deal, Chiasson was given a chance to play on the top two lines. He scored in his first game, but as the season went on his role diminished. He wound up with just 11 goals and 15 assists in 76 games. His average of 13:22 ice time per night was 19th highest on the team.
In the playoff series with the Habs he was a healthy scratch twice.
“They made a big trade to move a player (Jason Spezza) and they expected a lot from me,” said Chiasson. “I expected a lot more out of myself.