Thomas Chabot was the only Sea Dog named to the QMJHL’s roster for the 2015 CHL Canada Russia Series. The league unveiled its roster today.
It’s no surprise to see the Sea Dogs defenseman on the list. Hockey Canada uses the event to evaluate potential players for the world junior team and there is no doubt that Chabot, a first round pick of the Ottawa Senators, is on the radar for this year’s and/or next year’s team.
Chabot, in his third season with Saint John, has two assists in four games this season.
Also on the team will be former Sea Dog and current Cape Breton Screaming Eagle Olivier Leblanc. The full roster can be seen here.
The event, formally known as the Subway Super Series, will visit the QMJHL last once again this year. They’ll play Nov. 17 in Rouyn-Noranda and Nov. 19 in Halifax.
Meanwhile, two Sea Dogs were among the 66 players named to Team Canada for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which will take place Oct. 30 to Nov. 7 in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C.
Sea Dogs forward Joe Veleno and goaltending prospect Alex D’Orio both cracked the Canadian roster. Both were first round picks of the Sea Dogs in this year’s QMJHL Entry Draft.
The 66 players will eventually be divided into three national teams for the event.
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