Chatfield Heading To The NHL

Windsor Spitfires defenceman Jalen Chatfield is putting pen to paper on a three-year entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

The overager from Ypsilanti, Michigan went undrafted in both the OHL and NHL. The Spits signed Chatfield as a free-agent in June 2014.

Chatfield has gone on to play 188 regular season game and be named co-captain this season with Jeremiah Addison.

"I'm really excited to sign with the Cancuks," says Chatfield in a team news release. "It's hard to sign a professional contract. You have to work hard and I feel like I have. It's a great feeling."

Windsor Spitsfires General Manager Warren Rychel says Chatfield earned the contract.

"I'm really proud of Jalen," says Rychel. "He came to us on a tryout three years ago. His presistence and determination earned him an NHL deal."

Chatfield has 17 goals and 69 assists for 86 points in his OHL career.

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