Ben Chiarot (D)
St. John's IceCaps
Had his best offensive output as a professional in 2013-14, recording six goals and 14 assists for 20 points… Led the team in plus/minus (+29), good for fifth best in the American Hockey League… Ended the regular season on a five-game point streak, collecting two goals and four assists from Mar. 26 to Apr. 18… Earned his first ever NHL call up on Nov. 2, playing in one NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks… Added two goals and three assists in 21 playoff contests… Scored the game-winner with 24 seconds remaining in the third period in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs the Albany Devils, earning first star honours.
Played four seasons in the OHL with the Guelph Storm, Sudbury Wolves and Saginaw Spirit… Compiled 70 points (20G, 50A) and 405 penalty minutes in 229 games… Finished second on his team in penalty minutes in 2008-09 with 111 and third in 2009-10 with 106 before being traded to Sudbury… Served as assistant captain with Sudbury in 2010-11 before being dealt to Saginaw… Appeared in 20 OHL playoff games, registering nine points (2G, 7A) and 35 penalty minutes… 2011-12: Spent the majority of the season with the Colorado Eagles (ECHL), recording 13 points (6G, 7A) in 24 games… Became the first Eagles defenceman or rookie to score on a penalty shot on Feb. 11/12 vs. Stockton… Played his first game as an IceCap on Oct. 14/12 vs. HAM (4-0L)… Registered his first professional point (an assist) on Nov. 4/11 at CT (6-3W)… Scored his first goal on Nov. 6/11 at BRI (4-3W). 2012-13: Notched a personal-high 17 penalty minutes on Nov. 2/12 at POR… Recorded his first point (an assist) on Dec. 15/12 at SPR… Scored his only goal of the season on Dec. 29/12 at SYR… Picked up an assist in three straight games from Jan. 4/13 to Jan. 12/13… Recorded an assist in back-to-back games from Apr. 5/13 to Apr. 6/13… Finished third on the team in penalty minutes (81) while playing in 61 games.