One of the Ottawa Senators’ top prospects needs to up his intensity level if he’s going to crack the NHL roster next season.
Defenseman Thomas Chabot was drafted 18th overall in 2015. And according to assistant GM Randy Lee, the 19-year-old did not have a very impressive development camp.
“I thought Thomas should have been a bit more intense, I thought Thomas should have dominated,” Lee told the Ottawa Citizen.
Chabot played 64 games for QMJHL Saint John last season, piling up 66 points in the regular season and playoffs combined. With numbers like that, it’s no wonder the Sens have such high expectations, and aren’t afraid to say so.
It sounds like he got the message.
“I’m their first pick from last year, they expect a lot from me,” Chabot said. “I don’t think I did what they expected from me. They only have six defensemen signed, so, for sure, I want to work as hard as I can this summer to work for a spot (next season).”