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 pointsâ€¦ Led the team in plus/minus (+29), good for fifth best in the American Hockey Leagueâ€¦ Ended the regular season on a five-game point streak, collecting two goals and four assists from Mar. 26 to Apr. 18â€¦ Earned his first ever NHL call up on Nov. 2, playing in one NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawksâ€¦ Added two goals and three assists in 21 playoff contestsâ€¦ 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 Spiritâ€¦ Compiled 70 points (20G, 50A) and 405 penalty minutes in 229 gamesâ€¦ Finished second on his team in penalty minutes in 2008-09 with 111 and third in 2009-10 with 106 before being traded to Sudburyâ€¦ Served as assistant captain with Sudbury in 2010-11 before being dealt to Saginawâ€¦ Appeared in 20 OHL playoff games, registering nine points (2G, 7A) and 35 penalty minutesâ€¦ 2011-12: Spent the majority of the season with the Colorado Eagles (ECHL), recording 13 points (6G, 7A) in 24 gamesâ€¦ Became the first Eagles defenceman or rookie to score on a penalty shot on Feb. 11/12 vs. Stocktonâ€¦ Played his first game as an IceCap on Oct. 14/12 vs. HAM (4-0L)â€¦ Registered his first professional point (an assist) on Nov. 4/11 at CT (6-3W)â€¦ 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 PORâ€¦ Recorded his first point (an assist) on Dec. 15/12 at SPRâ€¦ Scored his only goal of the season on Dec. 29/12 at SYRâ€¦ Picked up an assist in three straight games from Jan. 4/13 to Jan. 12/13â€¦ Recorded an assist in back-to-back games from Apr. 5/13 to Apr. 6/13â€¦ Finished third on the team in penalty minutes (81) while playing in 61 games.