Senators Rumors: GM Speaks On Potential Thomas Chabot Trade

Ottawa Senators' president and general manager Steve Staios recently addressed the trade rumors surrounding defenseman Thomas Chabot, firmly denying any truth to the speculation, in a report by Bruce Garrioch of The Ottawa Sun.

During a Zoom call with reporters, Staios stated, "There's no truth to that. Not sure where that comes from. Hasn’t been talked about once." 

He emphasized that Chabot's name had not been discussed in any trade talks and expressed his frustration with it, noting that almost every player on their roster has been subject to speculation at some point.

Staios stressed that the team does not get distracted by these unfounded rumors and remains focused on their plans.

Chabot, who has a 10-team no-trade clause kicking in soon, has spent his entire 432-game NHL career with the Senators and is seen as an integral part of the team's future plans. 

Limited to 51 games this season due to various injuries, he recorded nine goals and 21 assists with a minus-3 rating. 

The 27-year-old blueliner is currently recovering from wrist surgery, expected to sideline him for roughly three months. With four years remaining on an eight-year, $64 million deal he signed in 2019, Chabot remains a key component of the Senators' defensive lineup as the team looks to build a stronger roster for the future.

Over his eight-year career, he has 62 goals, 259 total points, a -76 plus/minus rating, 637 blocked shots, and 459 hits across 432 games played.

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