After being acquired by the Ottawa Senators from the Dallas Stars, Alex Chiasson is prepared to be playing under a pretty fine tuned microscope next season. The trade involve the moving of Senators captain, Jason Spezza, to Dallas in exchange for Chiasson.
Per NHL.com, Chiasson talked about what it will be like to be under the microscope this year and says he’s looking forward to the challenge of prvong he’s worth what he was traded for.
“It should be different. I can only imagine, being from Quebec, how much hockey means to the people here. It’s definitely going to be a big change for me coming from Dallas where there’s about two or three reporters every day to being a totally different virtue every day in Ottawa. I think it’s going to be a bit of a learning experience at first just to get used to the new setup and new everything for me, but I’ve been away from home for a little bit. I think I’ll be fine, it comes with the job of being from Quebec and being French and to be a professional athlete and to play in a Canadian city. It’s all part of the job.”
Pressure is definitely a part of hockey, however this is going to up the ante some. Despite not expecting the trade when it happened, he took the time to let the move sink in and is excited to be playing for a Canadian team. A native of Quebec, he understands exactly what hockey means to those living there.