We continue our look at the great season that was for the Charlottetown Islanders.
Chris Chaddock was yet another standout story on the season as he had, by far, his best year of his young hockey career. Standing at 5’7”, he has been a phenomenal underdog story across the league.
Chaddock is a Saint John, N.B. native who was invited to the Islanders training camp in 2014. He played in 17 games that season and recorded 3 goals. He spent the rest of the season with the St. Stephen County Aces of the MHL.
He began the 2015/16 season with Islanders and played in 35 games. He had just 4 goals and 2 assists before going to the Brockville Braves of the CCHL.
This season, Chaddock had an impressive training camp with the Islanders before recording 4 points in the first four games of the season.
In a game against the Moncton Wildcats on October 10th, Chaddock had 1 goal and 3 assists. He finished the month with 11 points in 12 games.
As the first half of the season was set to end, and the Christmas break would begin, Chaddock had 24 points in 32 games.
But in that last game before the break, as the Islanders lost 8-2 to the Sea Dogs, Chaddock broke his wrist in front of family and friends in his hometown of Saint John. He would be out of the Islanders lineup until February 25.
In his final eight games of the regular season, in a much different Islanders lineup, Chaddock would see much less ice time than he did in the first half. He would have 4 points to finish his most successful season ever:
- 2014/15 – 17GP, 3G, 0A, 3PTS
- 2015/16 – 35GP, 4G, 2A, 6PTS
- 2016/17 – 40GP, 13G, 15A, 28PTS
In the playoffs, Chaddock played in 12 of the Islanders 13 games. He had 1 goal and 2 assists in those games.
This was a huge season for the 19-year-old on many levels. Through his 40 regular season games, he managed to fire 100 shots on net, was a +1 and had two goals in the shootout to help his team win on two occasions.
Chaddock worked hard every shift and impressed Islanders fans with his speed and grit. When he was on the ice, everyone watching couldn’t help but cheer for the lightning fast #20.