Saint John Sea Dogs defenseman Thomas Chabot, a first-round selection of the Ottawa Senators in the 2015 NHL Draft, has been added to Canada's national junior team development camp roster in Calgary.
Thomas Chabot Saint John Sea Dogs (Photo: David Connell/Saint John Sea Dogs)
Chabot will be among 40 players attending the camp that will help establish the roster for Canada in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. Chabot will replace Oshawa Generals defenseman Mitchell Vande Sompel (New York Islanders, 2015), who sustained an injury and is unable to attend.
The camp will be held from Aug. 1-6, and feature practices and exhibition games against the Czech Republic and Russia.
Chabot, who was chosen No. 18 by the Senators, led all defensemen on the Sea Dogs with 12 goals and 41 points in 66 regular-season games. He had one goal and five points in seven games to help lead Canada to a bronze medal-winning performance in the 2015 IIHF under-18 World Championship in Switzerland.
The 2016 WJC will be held Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Helsinki, Finland. Dave Lowry, coach of the Victoria Royals, will coach the team. Assistant coaches are Kelly McCrimmon, coach and general manager of the Brandon Wheat Kings; Dominique Ducharme, coach of the Halifax Mooseheads; and Martin Raymond, coach of the Drummondville Voltiguers.
CANADA WORLD JUNIOR EVALUATION CAMP
GOALIES: Mackenzie Blackwood, Barrie, OHL (New Jersey Devils); Mason McDonald, Charlottetown, QMJHL (Calgary Flames), Samuel Montembeault, Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL (Florida Panthers)
DEFENSEMEN: Alexandre Carrier, Gatineau, QMJHL (Nashville Predators); Travis Dermott, Erie, OHL (Toronto Maple Leafs); Thomas Chabot, Saint John, QMJHL (Ottawa Senators); Vince Dunn, Niagara, OHL (St. Louis Blues); Haydn Fleury, Red Deer, WHL (Carolina Hurricanes); Joe Hicketts, Victoria, WHL (Detroit Red Wings); Brandon Hickey, Boston University, H-EAST (Calgary Flames); Noah Juulsen, Everett, WHL (Montreal Canadiens); Olivier Leblanc, Cape Breton, QMJHL (Columbus Blue Jackets); Roland McKeown, Kingston, OHL (Carolina Hurricanes); Jeremy Roy, Sherbrooke, QMJHL (San Jose Sharks); Travis Sanheim, Calgary, WHL (Philadelphia Flyers)
FORWARDS: Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Val-d'Or, QMJHL (Philadelphia Flyers); Mathew Barzal, Seattle, WHL (New York Islanders); Anthony Beauvillier, Shawinigan, QMJHL (New York Islanders); Conner Bleackley, Red Deer, WHL (Colorado Avalanche); Rourke Chartier, Kelowna, WHL (San Jose Sharks); Lawson Crouse, Kingston, OHL (Florida Panthers); Michael Dal Colle, Oshawa, OHL (New York Islanders); Jake DeBrusk, Swift Current, WHL (Boston Bruins); Robby Fabbri, Guelph, OHL (St. Louis Blues); Julien Gauthier, Val-d'Or, QMJHL (2016 draft eligible); Jayce Hawryluk, Brandon, WHL (Florida Panthers); Joshua Ho-Sang, Niagara, OHL (New York Islanders); Travis Konecny, Ottawa, OHL (Philadelphia Flyers); Mitchell Marner, London, OHL (London Knights); Jared McCann, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL (Vancouver Canucks); Nicholas Merkley, Kelowna, WHL (Arizona Coyotes); Brendan Perlini, Niagara, OHL (Arizona Coyotes); Brayden Point, Moose Jaw, WHL (Tampa Bay Lightning); John Quenneville, Brandon, WHL (New Jersey Devils); Dylan Sadowy, Saginaw, OHL (San Jose Sharks); Mitchell Stephens, Saginaw, OHL (Tampa Bay Lightning); Dylan Strome, Erie, OHL (Arizona Coyotes); Jake Virtanen, Calgary, WHL (Vancouver Canucks); Spencer Watson, Kingston, OHL (Los Angeles Kings).