Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot gets 8-year extension

Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot gets 8-year extension

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Ottawa Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot has agreed to an eight-year, $64 million contract extension.

The agreement locks up another member of Ottawa’s young core. The rebuilding Senators, coming off a last-place finish, signed center Colin White to a six-year extension last month.

The 22-year-old Chabot had 14 goals and 55 points in his first full NHL season in 2018-19. He was drafted 18th overall in 2015.

General manager Pierre Dorion on Thursday called him an ”exceptional talent and an outstanding teammate.”

In the past couple of seasons, Ottawa traded three of its best players – Erik Karlsson, Mark Stone and Matt Duchene – after failing to settle on contract terms.

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