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Sens first-rounder Chabot added to Canada’s WJC camp

Thomas Chabot

Thomas Chabot


Thomas Chabot, Ottawa’s first-round pick at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, will head to Calgary in August to try and crack the Canadian junior team.

This week, Chabot was added to the camp roster at the expense of Oshawa Generals d-man Mitchell Vande Sompel (taken 82nd overall this year by the Isles), who suffered an injury and cannot participate.

Chabot, picked 18th overall by the Senators, led all QMJHL Saint John d-men this year with 12 goals and 41 points in 66 regular-season games.

While he previously represented Canada at the U-18 level, Chabot will be in tough to crack the WJC squad -- there are a number of talented defensemen headed to the Calgary camp, including fellow first-rounders like Carolina’s Hadyn Fleury (seventh overall, ’14), Montreal’s Noah Juulsen (26th overall ’15) and Philly’s Travis Sanheim (17th overall, ’14).