Alex Chiasson burst out of the gate in his debut season, scoring goals in bunches for the early parts of the 2013-14 campaign, Chiasson finished the regular season with 35 points (13G 22A) which to many was a disappointing result after his astonishing start, but still a very solid point total for a rookie. Chiasson finished 7th in rookie scoring.
You could also make the argument that the 38th pick in the 2009 entry draft deserved a lot more points being the primary net-front forward on the Dallas Stars top power play line, It's safe to assume that if he maintains the same style of gameplay, the points will flow in for the young Montreal, Canada native.
However the 6 foot 4 inch RW could use a lot of work behind the blue line, Especially early in the season, Chiasson was routinely burnt in his defensive zone, which contributed to his -29 plus/minus rating, if he wants to become a top tier player on the Stars roster, he'll need to quickly heal up the defensive side of his game.
With the amount of scoring chances Chiasson racks up on the man advantage, his point total season by season is sure to increase as he gets more and more used to NHL goaltenders and defenses.
Chiasson's key statistic is time on ice, where he averages just a little more than 11 minutes per game, 10th among stars forwards and 19th overall, this is caused mainly by his defensive struggles, all he has to do is shore up his defensive flaws, and he will be a quality 1st or 2nd line winger.
Chiasson has 1 year remaining on his current contract, but GM Jim Nill says "Keeping a player like him is a high priority" Stars fans definitely hope the youthful scorer gets a valuable contract sometime in the next year.
Bottom line is, Alex Chiasson brings speed, scoring and quality puck handling skills to a young Dallas Stars team, And hopefully he is a staple on the Stars power play come next fall.
UPDATE; On 7/1/14, Alex Chiasson was traded to the Ottawa Senators in the deal that brought Jason Spezza to Dallas. The best of luck is wished for Chiasson in Ottawa from us at starsinsider.com.