The 25-year-old centreman, who suited up for 212 games in the American Hockey League over the past five seasons, is expected to be in the lineup on Sunday afternoon when Cornwall hosts Sorel-Tracy.
The Montreal native was a fifth-round pick of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Last year in 48 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Chaput scored 5 goals and 12 assists. The talented centre also suited up in 15 games for the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL in 2012-13, scoring 3 goals and 6 assists.
Chaput is already familiar with a couple of River Kings forwards; he was a teammate of Alex Bourret and Pierre-Luc Faubert with the QMJHL’s Lewiston MAINEiacs.
Cornwall kicks off the month of November with a road trip to Thetford-Mines this evening (8:30 p.m.) before hosting Sorel-Tracy on Sunday. Action begins at 3 p.m.
The River Kings are planning their first bus trip of the season for Friday, Nov.8, when Cornwall visits Sorel-Tracy. The coach bus departs Shoeless Joe’s at 4:45 p.m. The cost is $45, which also includes your game ticket. For more information you can call the River Kings office at 613-935-6219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.