Hurricanes

Prospect camp means more for former Hurricane's son

Posted July 17, 2013

Of all the players at Canes prospect camp, one in particular brings back memories of years gone by. The name Chiasson, on a Hurricanes sweater again for the first time in 14 years.

"It was pretty neat when I walked in the room last night to see the plaque and the jersey down the hall there, that was pretty cool," said Chiasson. "And today when I saw the Chiasson the back and the Hurricanes on the front, that was something pretty special. Something that I'll carry with me the rest of my life."

Mike Chiasson was only 8-years-old when his father Steve died in a car crash. This is his first trip back to Raleigh since moving away soon after. His first time on PNC Arena ice since the team honored his father that winter and he returns wearing the same logo his father wore as a Carolina Hurricane.

"It's a great experience and a great honor. When Mr. Francis called it was an easy decision for me to say 'yes'. It's something that I didn't hesitate," said Chiasson.

Like his father Steve, Mike Chiasson is a defenseman. He's a rising junior on the University of Michigan hockey team. For the Wolverines, he wears number three but since no Hurricane has worn that number since Steve Chiasson, it's fitting his son wears the number 33. A different number for a different player.

"We played at different times, in different eras so obviously there's not too many similarities. I mean, I'm a righty, he's a lefty. So there's one right off the bat," said Chiasson. "You know I'm not the guy that's going to be quarterbacking the power play like he was. But I'll get out there, show my work ethic and leadership and hard work out there." 

Mike Chiasson is still a college player, and he hasn't been drafted but he does have a goal of playing in the pros one day. And if that happens, his experience, like his father's, will be shaped in part by his time with the Carolina Hurricanes.

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  • I am not who you think I am Jul 18, 2013

    hopefully he will get on with a quality organazation, that excludes the local group of losers

  • hsiflee Jul 18, 2013

    too bad the Canes r terrible, have a cheap owner, etc. Hopefully he won't land with the Hartford Whalers (sorry, I meant the loser 'Canes)...Bring it on you loser 'Canes defenders. Oh, that's right, u have to justify why u pay for season tickets to watch a losing product.

  • caniacman Jul 18, 2013

    Great story, wish the kid well this week and hope he opens some eyes.

  • StunGunn Jul 18, 2013

    I hope he ends up playing for the Canes. Like the way he chose #33 as his number, and glad the Canes will never have another player wearing #3 on their sweater. Have to say that JR does show a lot of loyalty to former players.

  • Cragsdale Jul 18, 2013

    his Father was a great player. I will look forward to seeing where his son lands. Would be nice to see him come to the canes, but if not, Best of luck to him for sure.

  • common tater Jul 17, 2013

    Very cool he could come full circle.

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