|Birth Place:||Westlock, AB, Canada|
|Acquired:||NHL Entry Draft|
|Draft Team & Year:||Montreal Canadiens in 2004|
|Strengths:||He’s a natural leader who could
become a future captain for the Habs. Is a strong, 2-way player. Chipchura
is very mature for his age.
|Weaknesses:||Not the best skater, but has
worked on it. Likely won’t set any scoring records in the NHL, better known
for his defensive work.
Chipchura will likely be a very good 3rd line center in the NHL. Could
potentially play on the top lines if he works on his offensive game or if
Kyle Chipchura captained the Team Canada to gold at the 2006 U-20 World
Championships. Chipchura is in his first full season with the Hamilton
Bulldogs. In 17 games this season, he has scored 3 goals and added 8 assists
for 11 points while collecting 17 PIM.