Thomas Chabot
Born (1997-01-30)January 30, 1997,
Sainte-Marie, Quebec, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Ottawa Senators
Belleville Senators (AHL)
Ntl. team Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2015
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2016–present

Thomas Chabot (born January 30, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently an alternate captain for 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]

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

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Chabot played in the 2009 and 2010 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with his minor ice hockey team from the Beauce-Nord area.[2] 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[3] was rewarded when he was selected to play in the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.[4]

Chabot attended the Senators' 2015–16 rookie and main training camps after taking part in Hockey Canada's National Team Summer Showcase held in Calgary during late-summer, playing in three preseason games with Ottawa.[5] He was returned to Saint John on September 30, 2015, the same day he signed a three-year entry level contract with Ottawa.[5] A year later, Chabot attended the Senators' 2016–17 training camp and made the team, making his NHL debut on October 18, 2016 versus the Arizona Coyotes.[6] He was later returned to the Sea Dogs for his final major junior season after playing in one game with the Senators.[7] At the conclusion of the 2016–17 season, Chabot earned the Sea Dogs' Top Defenceman Award and the Fans Choice Award.[8]

To start the 2017–18 season, Chabot was sent to Ottawa's AHL affiliate, the Belleville Senators, where he recorded two goals and five assists in 12 games before being recalled by Ottawa in November.[9] He scored his first NHL goal, along with two assists, in a 6–5 win over the New York Islanders on December 1, 2017.[10] In his first NHL season, he finished with 9 goals and 16 assists for 25 points in 63 games, while averaging less than 18 minutes of ice-time per game.[11]

Chabot had a breakout season in 2018–19, finishing with 55 points in 70 games, the 10th-highest among NHL defensemen. As the season progressed, his ice-time jumped to an average of 25 minutes per game and he assumed first-pairing duties[11]. He was one of only three defensemen under the age of 25 to score 50 points or more, along with Jacob Trouba and Morgan Rielly.[12] With Ottawa's top two scorers, Mark Stone and Matt Duchene, both traded at the deadline, Chabot finished the season as the team's leading scorer[11]. Following the season, hockey writers began listing Chabot as one of the NHL's top defensemen[11], and in September 2019, he signed an eight-year, $64 million contract extension with the Senators.[13]

International play[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Canada.png Canada
World Championships
Silver 2019 Slovakia
World Junior Championships
Silver 2017 Canada
IIHF World U18 Championship
Bronze 2015 Switzerland

Chabot played at the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championships where he won a bronze medal with Team Canada.[14][15]

On December 1, 2015, Chabot was invited to the Team Canada selection camp for the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championships.[16]

Chabot was selected as an alternate captain for Team Canada at the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships [17] He helped guide Canada to a silver medal and was one of the top five scorers in the tournament.[18]

On April 12, 2018, he was one of the 18 players to be named to the 2018 IIHF World Championship to represent Canada.[19] He finished the tournament with 1 point in 6 games.

On April 29, 2019, he was again named to represent Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.[20] 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.[21]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

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
2019–20 Ottawa Senators NHL 71 6 33 39 42
NHL totals 205 29 90 119 88

International[edit | edit source]

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

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Award Year
QMJHL
CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 2015 [22]
Second All-Star Team 2016
First All-Star Team 2017
Emile Bouchard Trophy 2017
Paul Dumont Trophy 2017
Guy Lafleur Trophy 2017 [23]
NHL
NHL All-Star 2019
International
WJC MVP 2017
WJC Best Defenseman 2017
WJC All-Star Team 2017
WJC All-Decade Team 2019 [24]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Thomas Chabot the next ones, NHL 2015 Draft prospect profile (2015-05-15). Retrieved on 2015-06-20.
  2. Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA (2018).
  3. CHL/NHL top prospects game rosters set. National Hockey League (2015-01-04). Retrieved on 2015-06-20.
  4. Thomas Chabot prospect profile (2015-06-20). Retrieved on 2015-06-20.
  5. 5.0 5.1 News Release: Senators sign defenceman Thomas Chabot to entry-level contract (September 30, 2015). Retrieved on March 6, 2018.
  6. Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot makes NHL debut (October 18, 2016). Retrieved on January 2, 2017.
  7. Thomas Chabot assigned to QMJHL's Saint John Sea Dogs by Ottawa Senators (November 2, 2016). Retrieved on January 2, 2017.
  8. HIGHMORE NAMED SEA DOGS MVP (March 20, 2017). Retrieved on March 16, 2018.
  9. Senators recall defenceman Thomas Chabot from AHL. Sportsnet (November 20, 2017).
  10. Chabot, Sens outduel Islanders in offensive shootout. CBC Sports (December 1, 2017).
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Ranking the top 25 NHL defensemen in 2019-20 (August 29, 2019). Retrieved on October 7, 2019.
  12. Obernauer, Michael. "Game Day: Georgie Jumps In as Rangers Hit the Road", National Hockey League, October 5, 2019. Retrieved on October 6, 2019. 
  13. Ottawa Senators (September 19, 2019). Ottawa Senators sign Thomas Chabot to an eight-year contract extension. Press release.
  14. Thomas Chabot draft prospect detail. National Hockey League (2015-06-20). Retrieved on 2015-06-20.
  15. Canada's national U18 team wins bronze at World Championships. Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (2015-05-02). Retrieved on 2015-06-20.
  16. Five QMJHL Players Invited to World Junior Selection Camp. Retrieved on 5 December 2015.
  17. DYLAN STROME, MATHEW BARZAL, THOMAS CHABOT SELECTED TO LEAD TEAM CANADA AT 2017 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP (December 19, 2016). Retrieved on April 23, 2018.
  18. WJC 2017: Finals, Team Canada earns silver medal in shootout loss (January 6, 2017). Retrieved on April 23, 2018.
  19. Team Canada names 18 to WHC roster (April 12, 2018). Retrieved on May 1, 2018.
  20. 18 CHL Grads to Represent Canada at 2019 IIHF World Hockey Championship (April 29, 2019). Retrieved on April 29, 2019.
  21. Finland defeats Canada for Gold Medal at World Championship. The Sports Network (May 26, 2019). Retrieved on May 26, 2019.
  22. Zboril and Chabot to play in top prospects game. Saint John Sea Dogs (2015-01-05). Retrieved on 2015-06-20.
  23. Sea Dogs crowned Presidents Cup Champs again!. QMJHL (2017-05-10). Retrieved on 2017-05-10.
  24. IIHF - The World Junior All-Decade Team (en).

External links[edit | edit source]

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