Chiarot had an assist, two shots and two hits while finishing plus-3 in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Blues. Chiarot was dropped to the third pair after playing the first four games alongside Jeff Petry on the second pairing. He showed good patience and vision in setting up Montreal's second goal. The 28-year-old blueliner held the puck along the boards, spotted Jonathan Drouin just off the bench, and delivered a pass to the tape of the stick. Through five games, Chiarot has two points (one goal, one assist) with a team-high 14 hits and seven blocked shots.
Chiarot scored one of his two shots and blocked a pair of shots in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Buffalo. It was the first goal of the year for Chiarot, who signed with Montreal in the offseason after five full seasons in Winnipeg. Chiarot is a defensive-minded defenseman who amassed career highs in points (20) and goals (5) last season for the Jets. He will continue to fill that same role for the Habs.
Chiarot skated on the second pair with Jeff Petry during Montreal's first training-camp practice Friday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports. This is a classic mix of offensive style (Petry) coupled with the physicality of Chiarot, whose 171 hits last season would have ranked second on the Habs while his 139 blocked shots would have led the team. The 28-year-old blueliner represents the Canadiens' highest-profile addition, signing a three-year deal following the best season of his career in 2018-19.
Chiarot penned a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the Habs on Thursday. Chiarot is coming off a career season in which he set personal bests in goals (five), assists (15) and shots (111). The 27-year-old figures to be a mainstay on the Montreal blue line, which will set him up to hit the 20-point mark for a second straight year.
Chiarot scored a goal and added a helper in Friday's 8-1 blowout win over the Hurricanes. His goal came as part of a four-tally first period for the Jets, while the assist came with 19 seconds left in the game when Adam Lowry deflected his point shot behind Curtis McElhinney. Chiarot has a career-high 18 points (five goals, 13 assists), as well as 87 shots. He also owns 133 hits and 99 blocked shots this season, but the rather low point output limits his fantasy appeal.
Last 7 Games
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