Thomas Chabot: 2015 NHL Top Prospect

Thomas Chabot — 

Winnipeg Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Thomas Chabot.

League:  QMJHL     Team: Saint John Sea Dogs

Position:  LD     Shoots:  Left

DOB:  Jan. 30, 1997     Birthplace:  Ste. Marie-de-Beauce, Que

Height: 6’2     Weight:  180

2014-15 QMJHL Stats: Regular season

Games: 66   G: 12   A: 29  Pts: 41  PIM: 62   Plus/Minus: +6

2014-15 QMJHL Stats: Playoffs

Games: 5   G: 0   A: 1  Pts: 1   PIM: 6   Plus/Minus: -3

Thomas Chabot played this past season in the QMJHL for the Saint John Sea Dogs

Achievements:

1.  Selected in the 2nd round, 22 overall by the Saint John Sea Dogs in the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft.

2. Played for Team Orr in the 2014-15 CHL Top Prospects Game.

3. Represented Team Canada and won a Bronze Gold Medals at the U18 WJC in 2014-15.

Offensive Buzzwords

Thomas Chabot is a solid puck moving defenceman with good offensive skills and instincts from the back-end.  He makes a very good first pass on the breakout he has decent shot and he can skate which allows him to join the play or skate the puck out of his own end.  Like most good puck handling defencemen he sees the ice very well and is very good at transitioning from defence to offence.          

Skating

Thomas Chabot is an excellent skater with better than average mobility, acceleration, speed, agility and balance.   

Thomas Chabot:  video – :56 seconds  

Defensive Buzzwords

Thomas Chabot is working hard on becoming solid two-way defenceman.  He isn’t all the way there yet but he has made tremendous strides in his second year in the “Q”.  He competes hard and if/when he grows into his 6’2 frames he will win more puck battles in the corners and front of his own net.  He defensive game is a work in progress and definitely trending in the right direction.

Comparison

Keith Yandle – NYR

Prospect Analysis 

Thomas Chabot is working hard at becoming a two-way defenceman.  He can skate and create offence but his defensive game is still evolving.  I see him projecting as a top four defenceman that in time will be able to play on a team’s PP.  I don’t think that Thomas Chabot has reached the top of his offensive ceiling yet and has more to offer.  His offensive game will probably flourish more as he gains more confidence in his defensive game.  The two seem to be tied together. I’ve seen Thomas Chabot ranked as high as #15 but I like him in the 20-28 range. Maybe the Winnipeg Jets might be interested with their second first round pick at #25.     

Projected:  #20-#28

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Comments

  1. George Bain says

    After watching him play I was impressed Mitch. Might be hard to pass up but if it’s a choice between him and Debrusk I’ll take Debrusk!

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