John David Chabot (born May 18, 1962) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player and coach.

John Chabot
Born (1962-05-18) May 18, 1962 (age 57)
Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Pittsburgh Penguins
Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 40th overall, 1980
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1982–2001

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Chabot played in the 1975 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Gatineau.[1]

Chabot was Hull's first-round pick (first overall) in the 1979 QMJHL draft, and won the QMJHL Briere Trophy (MVP) and CCM QMJHL Player of Year in 1981-82 with Sherbrooke. He was drafted in 1980 by the Montreal Canadiens, and played 508 career National Hockey League games for the Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings. In his rookie year for the Canadiens he scored 18 goals and had a total of 43 points.[2]

He signed with HC Milan in 1991 and in 1992, Chabot took his game to Germany and would play nine years in the country’s top-flight, Deutsche Eishockey Liga: He first joined Preussen Berlin (changed name to Berlin Capitals in 1996),[3] then had a three-year stint with the Frankfurt Lions[4] and played for Eisbären Berlin in his last season as a professional athlete (2000–01).[5]

Coaching careerEdit

Chabot's junior coaching career includes the QMJHL's Hull Olympiques, Gatineau Olympiques and Acadie-Bathurst Titan. In his four years of coaching the Gatineau Olympiques he made two appearances in the Memorial Cup.[6] He also spent one year as an assistant coach for the New York Islanders of the NHL.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Chabot attended high school at D'Arcy McGee in Hull, Quebec. He is Algonquin from Kitigan Zibi, and is active in visiting reserves to speak and run hockey skills camps across Canada. When he was visiting students in the Matawa Learning Center he told students that hockey kept him out of trouble as a young boy. He also stated that "It's a place to go with your friends that is healthy and it gives the opportunity to feel better about yourself and if you feel better about yourself you make better choices".[8] He is also the president of Anishinabeg Communications, a company that specializes in promotional items, printing, graphic design, and brand development.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1978–79 Gatineau L'Intrépide QMAAA
1979–80 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 68 26 57 83 28 4 1 2 3 0
1980–81 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 70 27 62 89 24
1980–81 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
1981–82 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 62 34 109 143 40 19 6 26 32 6
1981–82 Sherbrooke Castors MC 5 3 8 11 0
1982–83 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 76 16 73 89 19 7 1 3 4 0
1983–84 Montréal Canadiens NHL 56 18 25 43 13 11 1 4 5 0
1984–85 Montréal Canadiens NHL 10 1 6 7 2
1984–85 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 67 8 45 53 12
1985–86 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 77 14 31 45 6
1986–87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 72 14 22 36 8
1987–88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 78 13 44 57 10 16 4 15 19 2
1988–89 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 8 3 12 15 0
1988–89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 52 2 10 12 6 6 1 1 2 0
1989–90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 9 40 49 24
1990–91 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 27 11 30 41 4 2 0 1 1 0
1990–91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 27 5 5 10 4
1991–92 HC Milano ITA 18 10 36 46 4 12 3 13 16 2
1991–92 HC Milano Alp 20 12 22 34 12
1991–92 Canada Intl 8 1 3 4 0
1992–93 HC Milano Alp 13 6 17 23 0
1992–93 BSC Preussen 1.GBun 20 10 17 27 14 7 1 7 8 4
1993–94 BSC Preussen 1.GBun 32 9 29 38 27 10 5 6 11 8
1994–95 Canada Intl 3 1 2 3 0
1994–95 BSC Preussen DEL 43 20 48 68 48 12 5 7 12 14
1995–96 BSC Preussen DEL 50 16 65 81 20 11 5 14 19 14
1996–97 Berlin Capitals DEL 45 12 34 46 43 4 2 1 3 0
1996–97 EV Zug NDA 1 0 1 1 0
1997–98 Frankfurt Lions DEL 47 12 46 58 72 7 0 5 5 2
1998–99 Frankfurt Lions DEL 49 7 52 59 44 8 1 4 5 2
1999–2000 Frankfurt Lions DEL 38 10 33 43 16 5 1 3 4 10
2000–01 Eisbären Berlin DEL 47 11 24 35 37
NHL totals 508 84 228 312 85 33 6 20 26 2
DEL totals 319 88 301 389 280 47 14 34 48 42

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  2. ^ Kelly, Brendan (February 1, 2017). "Ex-Canadien John Chabot helps First Nations teens hone hockey skills". Montreal Gazette.
  3. ^ Herzog, Thomas. "Top-Scorer John Chabot steht wieder für die Preussen Devils auf dem Eis: Der Häuptling ist zurück". www.berliner-zeitung.de. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  4. ^ Presse, Frankfurter Neue (2015-04-08). "Frankfurt Lions 1997/98: Rückblick: Als Bernie den Bulldozer auspackte | Frankfurter Neue Presse". www.fnp.de. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  5. ^ "Eisbären Berlin - Eisbären verpflichten John Chabot". www.eisbaeren-app.de. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  6. ^ NHL.com. "John Chabot New York Islanders - Assistant Coach". NHl.com.
  7. ^ "John Chabot - Assistant Coach - New York Islanders". www.nhl.com. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  8. ^ Fiddler, Willow (January 31, 2017). "Former NHLer John Chabot in Thunder Bay to help kids play the game". APTN National News.

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