What an honor for Ottawa’s top defenseman.
Thomas Chabot has been named captain of Canada’s men’s World Championship team that’s set to battle for gold in Finland this month.
Chabot, 25, is making his third tournament appearance, previously skating in the 2018 and 2019 (silver) tournaments. Chabot was also an assistant captain with Canada at the 2017 World Junior Championship, winning the MVP after leading all defensemen with 10 points.
After missing time with an injury this season, Chabot finished with seven goals and 38 points in 59 games. An alternate captain with the Sens, Chabot is a huge part of the team’s rebuild efforts and, sitting just one second behind Seth Jones (26:12) for the most average ice time per game this season.
Canada opens the World Championship against Germany at 1:20 PM ET on Friday, with hopes of repeating as gold medal champions.