Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bruins Unload McGrattan

Providence Gets New Additions
February 27, 2011
by T. Chace Jr.

The Boston Bruins have traded forward Brian McGrattan and defenseman Sean Zimmerman to the Anaheim Ducks for center Stephane Chaput and forward David Laliberte. Both players will report to Providence.

The Numbers:

David Laliberte
Position: RW
Height: 6-1
Weight: 198 lbs.
Born: March 17, 1986
in St.Liboire, PQ

2009-10: Attended the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) training camp…Assigned to Adirondack (AHL) on 9/28/09…Made his Adirondack debut and tallied one assist on 10/3/09 in the season opener vs. Worcester…Played in his 100th career AHL game on 10/10/09 at Syracuse…Posted a game-high three-points (1 goal, 2 assists) on 10/23/09 vs. Hartford…Recalled from loan by Philadelphia (NHL) on 10/30/09…Made his NHL debut and scored his first career NHL goal against Carolina Hurricanes goalie Michael Leighton on 10/31/09; also had one assist in the game…Returned to Adirondack on 11/13/09 after playing in 4 games for Philadelphia (NHL)…Scored a power play goal on 11/14/09 vs. Bridgeport…Recalled by the Flyers (NHL) on 11/17/09…Returned to Adirondack on 11/25/09 after playing in four more games for Philadelphia…Scored the game-tying goal with 35.8 seconds left and added two assists on 11/28/09 at Hershey…Had a goal and an assist on 12/2/09 at Lowell…Recalled to Philadelphia (NHL) on 12/8/09…Played in his 150th career Pro game with the Flyers on 12/8/09 vs. the New York Islanders…Returned to Adirondack (AHL) on 12/13/09, after playing in three more NHL games…Had a goal and an assist on 12/30/09 at Albany…Scored the game-tying goal with 67 seconds left in regulation in a 4-3 overtime win on 1/6/10 at Albany…Recorded an assist for the fourth straight game on 1/22/10 at Binghamton…Scored his 50th career Pro goal on 1/23/10 vs. Albany.

2008-09: Played his second season with the Phantoms and had a breakout offensive year, scoring 48 points (28 goals, 20 assists) in 70 games played; he ranked third on the team in goals and fifth in points…Played in his 100th career Pro game on 2/13/09 at Bridgeport…Recorded his 50th career AHL point on 4/1/09 vs. Albany; a night where he scored a career-high four points and posted his first career professional Hat Trick.

CAREER NOTES: Born in St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec, but grew up in St. Liboire…Drafted by Philadelphia in the 4th Round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft…Made his professional debut with the Phantoms on 10/14/07 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Recorded his first career Pro point with the Wheeling Nailers in his ECHL debut on 10/18/07 at Johnstown…Scored his first career Pro goal on 10/26/07 vs. South Carolina…Tallied his first career AHL goal and assist in the same game with the Phantoms on 11/30/07 at Hamilton.

JUNIORS: Played five years of junior hockey with the Montreal/Prince Edward Island Rocket…In 279 career QMJHL games he scored 229 points (121 goals, 108 assists) and had 224 penalty minutes…Also appeared in 30 QMJHL playoff games, recording 20 points (12 goals, 8 assists) and 18 PIMs.

GP - 49
G - 8
A - 10
Pts. - 18
PIM - 52

Stefan Chaput
Position: C
Height: 6-0
Weight: 192 lbs.
Born: March 11, 1988
in Montreal, PQ

2009-10: Played 75 games in his rookie season, totaling 38 points (10g, 28a) with 18 penalty minutes…Played in only two of Albany’s eight Calder Cup Playoffs games due to injury…Scored his first goal of the season and added two assists vs. ROC (10/10)…Had four-game point streak (1g, 5a) from 11/28-12/6…Suffered an upper body injury on 3/27 @ SYR and missed the final five games of the regular season and the first five games of the playoffs.

2008-09: Scored four goals and added seven assists (11 points) in 15 games with Albany, missing the majority of the season due to injury...Recorded first career pro point with an assist, before suffering an injury vs. BNG (10/22)...Scored first career pro goal and added an assist for his first career multi-point game vs. PRO (11/8)…Suffered an injury at PHI (11/19)…Returned to the injured list 12/6 and had season-ending surgery on 2/4.

Juniors: Played three full seasons for the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League…Had 168 points (71 goals, 97 assists) and 145 penalty minutes in 196 career QMJHL games for Lewiston…Captured the 2007 QMJHL championship and advanced to the 2007 Memorial Cup in Vancouver.

Miscellaneous: Made his AHL and Pro hockey debut on 4/13/08…Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on April 16, 2008.

GP - 47
G - 3
A - 7
Pts. - 10
PIM - 15

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