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Chiasson Determined To Break Into NHL
Chiasson Determined To Break Into NHL
By Mark Stepneski | DallasStars.com

Right wing Alex Chiasson has been in the Dallas Stars’ system since being drafted in the second round (38th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft, but he’s never been to the team’s training camp. This year will be his first, and he’s working hard this summer to make the most of it.

“I’m thrilled, I am so excited,” Chiasson said. “I’ve worked so hard to get this close, but this is going to be that much harder. And I’ve been working hard this summer. I want to make an impression. It’s going to be my first one and I want to get a spot on this team.”

Time will tell if Chiasson, who is turning pro after a three-year career at Boston University, can land a spot with the Stars, who usually prefer to let their prospects spend some time developing in the American Hockey League.

“He’s really a mature kid. He has a great work ethic,” said Les Jackson, Dallas Stars Director of Player Personnel. “He has a good set of hands, is a physical guy, a big guy. I think all he has to do is gain some experience at the American League level and adjust to the pro style of game. He has NHL written all over him. It’s just a matter of time and experience, and he has a chance at the big team.”

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