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Thomas Chabot (born January 30, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Chabot was drafted in the first round (18th overall) by the Senators in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Thomas Chabot
Born (1997-01-30) January 30, 1997 (age 22)
Sainte-Marie, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Ottawa Senators
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2015
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2016–present

In January 2017, Chabot became the first defenceman to be named the most valuable player of the World Junior Championships.[2]

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Playing careerEdit

Chabot played in the 2009 and 2010 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with his minor ice hockey team from the Beauce-Nord area.[3] He was drafted by the Saint John Sea Dogs in the second round (22nd overall) of the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft, and he played 55 games with the Sea Dogs during the 2013–14 QMJHL season. The following season his outstanding play[4] was rewarded when he was selected to play in the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.[5]

Chabot attended the Senators' 2015–16 training camp and played in the preseason.[6] He was returned to Saint John on September 30, 2015, the same day he signed a three-year entry level contract with the Senators.[6] Chabot attended the Senators' 2016–17 training camp and played in the preseason. He was kept on the Senators' roster and made his NHL debut on October 18, 2016 versus the Arizona Coyotes.[7] He was later returned to the Sea Dogs after his solitary game with the Senators for his final major junior season.[8] At the end of the 2016–17 season, Chabot earned the Sea Dogs' Top Defenceman Award and the Fans Choice Award.[9]

To start the 2017–18 season, Chabot was sent to the AHL affiliate of the Senators, the Belleville Senators, where he scored two goals and five assists in 12 games, but was recalled to the Senators in November.[10] He scored his first NHL goal, as well as two primary assists, in a 6–5 win over the New York Islanders on December 1, 2017.[11] In his first NHL season, he compiled 9 goals and 16 assists for 25 points. He tied for second in goal scoring among rookie defencemen, behind only Ryan Pulock.

International playEdit

Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing   Canada
World Championships
  2019 Slovakia
World Junior Championships
  2017 Canada
IIHF World U18 Championships
  2015 Switzerland

Chabot played at the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championships where he won a bronze medal with Team Canada.[12][13]

On December 1, 2015, Chabot was invited to the Team Canada selection camp for the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championships.[14]

Chabot was selected as an alternate captain for Team Canada at the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships [15] He helped guide Canada to a silver medal and was one of the top five scorers in the tournament.[16]

On April 12, 2018, he was one of the 18 players to be named to the 2018 IIHF World Championship to represent Canada.[17] He finished the tournament with 6 points.

On April 29, 2019, he was again named to represent Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.[18] He helped Canada progress through to the playoff rounds before losing the final to Finland to finish with the Silver Medal on May 26, 2019.[19]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Lévis Commandeurs QMAAA 41 6 20 26 22 4 1 1 2 8
2013–14 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 55 1 21 22 36
2014–15 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 66 12 29 41 62 5 0 1 1 6
2015–16 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 47 11 34 45 79 17 3 18 21 13
2016–17 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 34 10 35 45 43 18 5 18 23 12
2016–17 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Belleville Senators AHL 13 2 5 7 8
2017–18 Ottawa Senators NHL 63 9 16 25 14
2018–19 Ottawa Senators NHL 70 14 41 55 32
NHL totals 134 23 57 80 46

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 Canada WJC18   7 1 4 5 0
2016 Canada WJC 6th 5 0 3 3 4
2017 Canada WJC   7 4 6 10 8
2018 Canada WC 4th 6 0 1 1 0
2019 Canada WC   10 2 5 7 8
Junior totals 19 5 13 18 12
Senior totals 16 2 6 8 8

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
QMJHL
CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 2015 [20]
Second All-Star Team 2016
First All-Star Team 2017
Emile Bouchard Trophy 2017
Paul Dumont Trophy 2017
Guy Lafleur Trophy 2017 [21]
NHL
NHL All-Star 2019
International
WJC MVP 2017 [2]
WJC Best Defenseman 2017
WJC All-Star Team 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Thomas Chabot the next ones, NHL 2015 Draft prospect profile". hockeywriters.com. May 15, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Pronman, Corey [@coreypronman] (January 5, 2017). "Chabot is the first defenseman to ever be named MVP of the World Juniors. Award started in 2002" (Tweet). Retrieved January 7, 2017 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "CHL/NHL top prospects game rosters set". National Hockey League. January 4, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Thomas Chabot prospect profile". hockeysfuture.com. June 20, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "News Release: Senators sign defenceman Thomas Chabot to entry-level contract". NHL.com. Ottawa. September 30, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Garrioch, Bruce (October 18, 2016). "Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot makes NHL debut". Ottawa Sun. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  8. ^ Warren, Ken (November 2, 2016). "Thomas Chabot assigned to QMJHL's Saint John Sea Dogs by Ottawa Senators". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  9. ^ Roszell, Tim (March 20, 2017). "HIGHMORE NAMED SEA DOGS MVP". sjseadogs.com. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  10. ^ "Senators recall defenceman Thomas Chabot from AHL". Sportsnet.ca. Sportsnet. November 20, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "Chabot, Sens outduel Islanders in offensive shootout". CBC.ca. CBC Sports. December 1, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  12. ^ "Thomas Chabot draft prospect detail". National Hockey League. June 20, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  13. ^ "Canada's national U18 team wins bronze at World Championships". Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. May 2, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  14. ^ Neysmith, Graham. "Five QMJHL Players Invited to World Junior Selection Camp". The Q News. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  15. ^ "DYLAN STROME, MATHEW BARZAL, THOMAS CHABOT SELECTED TO LEAD TEAM CANADA AT 2017 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP". hockeycanada.ca. December 19, 2016. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  16. ^ "WJC 2017: Finals, Team Canada earns silver medal in shootout loss". theqmjhl.ca. January 6, 2017. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  17. ^ "Team Canada names 18 to WHC roster". tsn.ca. April 12, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  18. ^ "18 CHL Grads to Represent Canada at 2019 IIHF World Hockey Championship". chl.ca. April 29, 2019. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  19. ^ "Finland defeats Canada for Gold Medal at World Championship". The Sports Network. May 26, 2019. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  20. ^ "Zboril and Chabot to play in top prospects game". Saint John Sea Dogs. January 5, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  21. ^ "Sea Dogs crowned Presidents Cup Champs again!". QMJHL. May 10, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2017.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Curtis Lazar
Ottawa Senators first round draft pick
2015
Succeeded by
Colin White