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Chabot shines at All-Star Skills Competition

Thomas Chabot reached into his bag of tricks on Friday night in San Jose to provide one of the highlights of the 2019 Skills Competition

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

Under the bright lights in San Jose, Sens defenceman Thomas Chabot turned some heads at last night's NHL All-Star Skills Competition.

Chabot competed twice on Friday night where he finished 4th in Premiere Passer event with a time of 1:40:568 as well as scoring an unbelievable shootout goal in Save Streak event, ending Washington's Braden Holtby's streak at just 1.

"The fans were really fired up last night," said Chabot. "I had my family in attendance too which was great. All the guys were just having a good time and I think the fans could feel that. The crowd has been amazing here in San Jose and it's been a blast so far this weekend."

Chabot's dazzling shootout goal was one of the night's many highlights and while the 21-year-old defenceman hasn't had many opportunities to showcase his breakaway skills in the NHL just yet, he definitely showed that he has some silky abilities in that department.

"That's usually my 'go to' move so I'm pretty happy that it worked out," said Chabot. "To be honest, I was a one hit wonder because I had no idea what to do on my second attempt."

Video: Save Streak: Chabot tricks Holtby, pockets goal

Chabot wasn't the only one impressing on the ice last night. The NHL All-Stars were joined by Brianna Decker, Rebecca Johnston and Renata Fast of the CWHL and Kendall Coyne Schofield of the NWHL and the women definitely held their own in the competition posting comparable or better results than their male counterparts.

"I thought it was really great," said Chabot. "They did a really good job out there and it was amazing to get to see them perform on the big stage."

With the Skills Competition in the books, the attention now shifts to tonight's All-Star Games as Chabot and Team Atlantic hit the ice in San Jose at 8 p.m. ET.

"Obviously the Skills Competition is a fun night but you only compete in one or two events," Chabot said. "I'm looking forward to playing in a bit more of a game tonight. The other players here are all so good so I'm excited to see what's going to happen and hopefully we can bring home the win for the Atlantic Division."

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