May 18, 1962|
Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings
40th overall, 1980|
Chabot was Hull's first-round pick (first overall) in the 1979 QMJHL draft, and won the QMJHL Briere Trophy (MVP) and CCM QMJHL Player of Year in 1981-82 with Sherbrooke. He was drafted in 1980 by the Montreal Canadiens, and played 508 career National Hockey League games for the Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings. In his rookie year for the Canadiens he scored 18 goals and had a total of 43 points.
He signed with HC Milan in 1991 and in 1992, Chabot took his game to Germany and would play nine years in the country’s top-flight, Deutsche Eishockey Liga: He first joined Preussen Berlin (changed name to Berlin Capitals in 1996), then had a three-year stint with the Frankfurt Lions and played for Eisbären Berlin in his last season as a professional athlete (2000–01).
Chabot's junior coaching career includes the QMJHL's Hull Olympiques, Gatineau Olympiques and Acadie-Bathurst Titan. In his four years of coaching the Gatineau Olympiques he made two appearances in the Memorial Cup. He also spent one year as an assistant coach for the New York Islanders of the NHL.
Chabot attended high school at D'Arcy McGee in Hull, Quebec. He is Algonquin from Kitigan Zibi, and is active in visiting reserves to speak and run hockey skills camps across Canada. When he was visiting students in the Matawa Learning Center he told students that hockey kept him out of trouble as a young boy. He also stated that "It's a place to go with your friends that is healthy and it gives the opportunity to feel better about yourself and if you feel better about yourself you make better choices". He is also the president of Anishinabeg Communications, a company that specializes in promotional items, printing, graphic design, and brand development.
|1980–81||Nova Scotia Voyageurs||AHL||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|1982–83||Nova Scotia Voyageurs||AHL||76||16||73||89||19||7||1||3||4||0|
|1987–88||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||78||13||44||57||10||16||4||15||19||2|
|1988–89||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||8||3||12||15||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||52||2||10||12||6||6||1||1||2||0|
|1989–90||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||69||9||40||49||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990–91||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||27||11||30||41||4||2||0||1||1||0|
|1990–91||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||27||5||5||10||4||—||—||—||—||—|
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- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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