The Saint John Sea Dogs’ defense has just gotten significantly better - again.
After getting the news on Sunday that Jakub Zboril would be returning to Saint John from Boston Bruins camp, it was announced today that Thomas Chabot would be heading back from Ottawa Senators camp.
Before sending Chabot back to junior, the Senators signed their 2015 first-round pick to a three-year, entry-level deal.
All nine Sea Dogs who attended NHL camps are now back with the team. After dressing a rookie filled defense core this past weekend, the additions of Zboril and Chabot will be huge.
Chabot has gotten better every season he’s been in Saint John, so it should come as no surprise that he was impressive at Sens camp. In pre-season games with Ottawa, the 18-year-old recorded two assists, six shots and was a +3.
In 66 games with the Sea Dogs last season, Chabot registered 12 goals and 29 assists. This came after recording one goal and 22 points in his rookie campaign.
Saint John hosts the Gatineau Olympiques on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Harbour Station.
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