NHL star Thomas Chabot will enter the Saint John Sea Dogs Hall of Fame.
The Saint John Sea Dogs confirmed the news on Tuesday.
“It’s an honour for me because Saint John is where it all started,” said Chabot, who played his entire junior career with the Saint John Sea Dogs.
“I loved every minute that I spent playing and living there, I met great people along the way and created friendships that will last a lifetime.”
Chabot, an NHL star and alternate captain with the Ottawa Senators, will join former Sea Dogs head coaches Gerard Gallant and Mike Kelly during an induction ceremony from June 23 to 25.
A native of Ste-Marie, Quebec, the Sea Dogs drafted Chabot in 2013 and played his entire junior career for the team, garnering 42 goals and 198 points in 242 games.
During his time in Saint John, he received recognition in 2017 as defenseman of the year for the Canadian Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 2015, Chabot has played in 357 NHL games, scoring 50 goals and 214 points.
He also won silver at two IIHF Men’s World Championships, including once as the captain of Team Canada in 2022.
Trevor Georgie, president and general manager of the Saint John Sea Dogs, called Chabot an important member of the Sea Dogs family and its franchise history.
“There are so many deserving alumni, but Thomas’ impact on the franchise is undeniable and we wanted to honor him,” he said in a statement.
“In June, we will be celebrating two eras of Sea Dogs hockey with Thomas receiving his blue jacket along with Gerard and Mike.”
The Sea Dogs are proud to announce the addition of Thomas Chabot to the 2023 Sea Dogs Hall of Fame Class.
He will be inducted alongside Gerard Gallant and Mike Kelly this summer, joining previous inductees Jonathan Huberdeau and Mike Thomas.
— Saint John Sea Dogs (@SJSeaDogs) January 31, 2023