Thomas Chabot Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators believe the future looks a lot brighter after signing star defenceman Thomas Chabot to an eight-year, US$64-million contract extension.

Chabot’s decision to remain in Ottawa for the next nine years — he has one season left on his entry-level deal — is a statement that he believes in the Senators’ rebuild process and is committed to helping turn the franchise around.

Selected 18th overall in the 2015 NHL draft, the 22-year-old Chabot has 23 goals and 80 points in 134 career NHL games.

The contract — it pays Chabot $7 million in both 2020-21 and 2021-22, $4 million in 2022-23, $8 million in 2023-24, $10 million in 2024-25, 2025-26 and 2026-27, and $8 million in 2027-28 — is the richest deal ever awarded by the Senators.

Hockey Card collectors can purchase his rookie card here


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