Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sens left wanting more from Chabot

The reviews from Ottawa Senators development camp are in, and they are not all positive for Saint John Sea Dogs defenseman Thomas Chabot.

From Sportsnet:

“Average,” said Senators assistant general manager, Randy Lee when asked of the prospect’s performance. “I thought Thomas should have been a bit more intense. I think Thomas should have dominated.  
“Thomas and I have talked about it and I think he could have given a bit more to this camp.” 

The Ottawa Citizen has a similar article, where Chabot said, “I don’t think I did what they expected from me.”

The Citizen's Ken Warren went on TSN Radio 1200 to talk about Chabot’s development camp performance.
The 19-year-old recorded 11 goals and 45 points in 47 games with Saint John last season, adding another three goals and 21 points in 17 playoff matches. He also played a key defensive role for Team Canada at the world juniors.

It’s certainly unusual to hear negative reviews about Chabot, especially given that his career has been on a steady rise for several years. But this may just be the Senators way of challenging a player that could be playing a regular role for the team in the near future.

Chabot has a shot at making the Senators this season. If he doesn’t, it’s back to the Sea Dogs as he is not eligible for the AHL. He’ll no doubt play a staring role for Canada at this year’s world juniors.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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