HAMILTON - Saint John Sea Dogs defenceman Thomas Chabot has been added to Team QMJHL’s roster for the 2016 CIBC Canada Russia Series.
The addition comes as no surprise as Chabot, who participated in last year’s World Junior Hockey Championship, is a near lock to make Team Canada. The 19-year-old wasn’t named to the Q all-star squad originally because he was still with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators.
Chabot has only played in four games with Saint John since returning from Ottawa but has posted an impressive one goal and seven assists in those matches.
This is the second year Chabot will participate in the series. He recorded one assist in last year’s games.
Forwards Antoine Morand of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan and Alexandre Alain of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada were also added to the roster. The Armada’s Jeremy Roy and Pascal Laberge of the Victoriaville Tigres will both miss the series due to injuries.
Along with Chabot, the Sea Dogs will be represented by forward Mathieu Joseph. The 19-year-old will enter the series as the QMJHL’s leading goal scoring with 19 on the year.
Game 5 of the Canada Russia Series will take place on Tuesday night Chicoutimi while the sixth and final game will be held on Thursday in Baie-Comeau.
Former Sea Dogs forward Nikita Li is playing with the Russian team.