Wild Names Frederic Chabot As Goaltending Development Coach
/ Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Wild has named Frederic Chabot (pronounced Schuh-bott) as the team’s Goaltending Development Coach. Chabot, 47 (2/12/68), will work with goalie prospects throughout the Minnesota Wild organization, including goaltenders playing for the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League (AHL). The former NHL netminder joins the Wild after serving as the goaltending coach for the Edmonton Oilers (2009-14). Prior to joining the Oilers, he served as a Goaltending Consultant with Hockey Canada and their National Junior Team, helping Canada win a gold medal at the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championship. Chabot was also an instructor at Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp for three years (2007-09). The native of Hebertville-Station, Quebec, worked as a Goaltending Consultant with Berlin (DEL) in 2008-09, capturing the league championship with the Ice Bears. Chabot also worked with AIK Stockholm (SWE-2) from 2007-09, overseeing goaltending for the entire organization.
Chabot played 17 seasons of professional hockey (1989-2006) and appeared in a total of 32 NHL contests with the Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers. He spent a majority of his career in the International Hockey League (IHL) winning the Turner Cup with the Houston Aeros in 1998-99 and was named the IHL’s Most Valuable Player and Top Goaltender in 1999-2000 after going 36-19-7 with a 2.13 GAA and a .920 SV% in 62 games with Aeros. Chabot was also named best goaltender in the AHL in 1993-94, MVP of the IHL in 1996-97 and best goaltender in the German League in 2002-03. He was originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 10th round (192nd overall) of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.