Oilers Hire Frederic Chabot As Goaltending Coach

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As per Dan Tencer, the Edmonton Oilers have made Frederic Chabot their new goaltending coach.

Chabot had an interesting professional career.  New Jersey drafted him in the tenth round of the 1986 draft, and Montreal signed him away a few years later.  This was only the first of many moves for the longtime minor-league netminder, who played for sixteen different teams over eighteen seasons after he was drafted.  He saw some NHL action with Montreal, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles before winding up his career in Germany.

Chabot’s minor-league career was pretty exceptional – he was twice the IHL MVP and once the best goaltender in the AHL, and it seems a shame that he never managed more than a dozen games in an NHL season.

Chabot becomes a little harder to track after retiring in 2004, but he comes to the Oilers from Hockey Canada, where he’s been working as a goaltending consultant.  He’ll be familiar with almost all of the current crop of young Canadian goaltenders, and he’s coached Oilers’ draft pick Olivier Roy at Hockey Canada camps before.

  • Hippy

    Harlie wrote:

    Gimme a break, you and everyone else (maybe with the exception of Brownlee) will be pumping your fist in the air after Heatley’s first goal as an Oiler.

    Nope, in all honesty it's gonna take more than 1.

  • Hippy

    olderthendirt wrote:

    This would seen to mean we are safe from Healty, they haven’t left a lot of room to take a cap hit (ie Penner)back in a trade.

    Heatley is a $7.5 cap hit…Penner at $4.25, Cogliano at $1.13 and Smid at guesstimate of $1.8 to 2.0 means they are equal in salary. Why wouldn't Ottawa still make that deal?

    Kovalev signing points more to Heatley moving than it does to him staying.

  • Hippy

    Watching Murray twist does give one a different perspective on KLowes dealing with Pronger. Turns out that trading a very expensive malcontent is not as easy as it would seem.

  • Hippy

    Jenga wrote:

    Watching Murray twist does give one a different perspective on KLowes dealing with Pronger. Turns out that trading a very expensive malcontent is not as easy as it would seem.

    Relieved to see others are finally starting to realize this.