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

    Ogden Brother wrote:

    ScubaSteve wrote:
    Ogden Brother wrote:
    ScubaSteve wrote:
    Interesting note on one of his awards:
    Won the James Gatschene Memorial Trophy (MVP – IHL) (2000) (co-winner – Nikolai Khabibulin)
    More nepotism, and here I thought Lowe was the only one that did that kind of stuff?
    Really hoping you forgot to use the ~ for sarcasm, Khabby would’ve been on another team, they would’ve been competing for the award.

    That said, I’d be willing to bet it was no coincidence that he was hired right after Bulin was signed.

    Meh, I think it's just the logical sequence of events, you sign a goalie, then go get a goalie coach, regardless of which goalie you sign. I would think this has more to do w/ Quinn & Renney's ties to Hockey Canada.

  • Hippy

    ScubaSteve wrote:

    Ogden Brother wrote:
    ScubaSteve wrote:
    Interesting note on one of his awards:
    Won the James Gatschene Memorial Trophy (MVP – IHL) (2000) (co-winner – Nikolai Khabibulin)
    More nepotism, and here I thought Lowe was the only one that did that kind of stuff?
    Really hoping you forgot to use the ~ for sarcasm, Khabby would’ve been on another team, they would’ve been competing for the award.

    That said, I'd be willing to bet it was no coincidence that he was hired right after Bulin was signed.

  • Hippy

    He has a website that has some info on his coaching/playing career. Pretty ugly site, hasn't been updated in more than a year though; http://www.lesarretscles.com/en/default.asp

    Says he was the goaltending coach for AIK in the Swedish league and Linz in Austria. He's also coached with François Allaire who is pretty much a legend in the sport (he mentored Patrick Roy and Jean-Sébastien Giguère, among others).

  • Hippy

    ScubaSteve wrote:

    Ogden Brother wrote:
    ScubaSteve wrote:
    Interesting note on one of his awards:
    Won the James Gatschene Memorial Trophy (MVP – IHL) (2000) (co-winner – Nikolai Khabibulin)
    More nepotism, and here I thought Lowe was the only one that did that kind of stuff?
    Really hoping you forgot to use the ~ for sarcasm, Khabby would’ve been on another team, they would’ve been competing for the award.

    😉

  • Hippy

    Ogden Brother wrote:

    ScubaSteve wrote:
    Interesting note on one of his awards:
    Won the James Gatschene Memorial Trophy (MVP – IHL) (2000) (co-winner – Nikolai Khabibulin)

    More nepotism, and here I thought Lowe was the only one that did that kind of stuff?

    Really hoping you forgot to use the ~ for sarcasm, Khabby would've been on another team, they would've been competing for the award.

  • Hippy

    ScubaSteve wrote:

    Interesting note on one of his awards:
    Won the James Gatschene Memorial Trophy (MVP – IHL) (2000) (co-winner – Nikolai Khabibulin)

    More nepotism, and here I thought Lowe was the only one that did that kind of stuff?