Jake Chelios (D)
Signed a two-way NHL contract with Carolina on 4/22/16 ... Son of Hall Of Fame defenseman Chris Chelios.
2015-16: Completed his second professional season and first with the Checkers, setting career highs in goals (seven), assists (24), points (31) and penalty minutes (44) … Was third on the team with 73 games played … Ranked seventh on the team and second among defensemen with 31 points, the latter of which tied for the fifth-highest single-season total by a defenseman in franchise history … Was fourth on the team in power-play assists (13) and tied for fourth in power-play points (16) … After sitting out the first two games of the season as a healthy extra, set a career high with three assists in his Checkers debut, a 7-3 win at MIL (10/16) … Scored his first goal as a Checker against his former team at CHI (10/17) … Picked up an assist at GR (10/23) to extend his season-opening point streak to four games (1g, 5a) … Scored on the power play with 25 seconds remaining to give the Checkers their first win of the season at Bojangles’ Coliseum, 3-2 vs. MB (11/8) … Assisted on both Checkers goals in a 6-2 loss at TEX (11/20) … Dropped the gloves with Paul Bissonnette for his first fighting major of the season vs. ONT (12/5) … Had a goal, an assist and a season-best, plus-3 rating in a 4-3 overtime win vs. LE (12/20) … Scored the game-tying goal with 5:25 left in regulation to extend his point streak to four games (2g, 3a) in an eventual 3-2 shootout loss at SJ (12/30) … Opened the scoring on the power play and assisted on Mike Cornell’s eventual game winner in a 3-2 victory at SD (1/8) … Assisted on Ethan Werek’s overtime winner vs. MB (1/16) … Picked up an assist to record his third four-game point streak of the season (0g, 4a) vs. MB (1/17) … Recorded nine points (1g, 8a) in 10 games from 1/8-1/29 ... Fought with Bryan Moore vs. SD (2/13) … Had the lone assist on Patrick Brown’s game-tying goal in the third period of an eventual shootout loss at CHI (2/21) … Scored on one of his career-high six shots on goal to tie the game with 5:10 remaining in regulation of an eventual 2-1 shootout win at MIL (3/18) … Had a goal, an assist and tied his season high with a plus-3 rating in a 7-3 win at CHI (3/23).