The Islanders have signed LW Jason Chimera to a two-year deal worth $4.5 million, reports Elliotte Friedman.
Chimera, 37, had 20 goals and 20 assists while playing all 82 regular season games this past season for the Capitals.
He spent the last seven seasons with the Capitals after spending the first nine years of his career with Edmonton and then Columbus.
This is an interesting one. Chimera is fresh off his second career 20 goal season, and like Ladd, he's an experienced body with tons of playoff minutes that will be inserted directly into that lineup. Chimera can play about 15 minutes a night, get a little bit of power play time, and provide some scoring, all for a very reasonable price.
At 37, he's not a long-term solution, but the Isles don't need him to be. He's the perfect stopgap between now and guys like Barzal and Dal Colle being ready to contribute. He's always been a bit of a thorn in the Isles' side during his time in Washington, and I'll be very intrigued to see what he can now bring to Brooklyn.