Edmonton Oilers Press Release
/ Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today Frederic Chabot has been named the club’s new Goaltending Consultant.
Chabot, 41, joins the Oilers after most recently serving as Goaltending Consultant with Hockey Canada and their National Junior Team, helping Canada capture a gold medal at the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ottawa, Ontario. He was also an instructor at Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp for the past three years (2007-09).
The Hebertville, Quebec, native worked as a Goaltending Consulltant with Berlin (DEL) last season, capturing the league championship with the Ice Bears. He was also involved with AIK Stockholm (SWE-2) for the past two seasons (2007-09), overseeing goaltending for the entire organization.
Throughout his career, Chabot has worked with many Goaltending Coaches, most notably François Allaire, Roland Melanson and Bernie Parent.
A veteran of 17 professional seasons, Chabot played 32 National Hockey League games with three different teams (Montreal, Philadelphia and Los Angeles).
His playing career was highlighted during the 1999-2000 season when he was named the International Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player and Top Goaltender, posting a 2.13 goals against average and a .920 save percentage in 62 games played with the Houston Aeros. He was also named Top Goaltender in 1996-97 as a member of the Aeros.
Chabot will begin his tenure with the Oilers this week. He will be on the ice at the Edmonton Oilers 2009 Development Camp, taking place at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park.