Canada names Senators' Thomas Chabot captain for World Championship

Ottawa Senators' Thomas Chabot (72) lines up for the face-off while taking on the Tampa Bay Lightning during first period NHL action in Ottawa on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. (CP/file)

Ottawa Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot has been named captain of Canada's team at the IIHF World Championship.

Chabot is joined in the leadership group by alternate captains Josh Anderson (Montreal Canadiens), Pierre-Luc Dubois (Winnipeg Jets), Adam Lowry (Winnipeg) and Damon Severson (New Jersey Devils)

“It is always special to be able to wear the Maple Leaf, and it is a true honour to be named captain for the world championship,” Chabot said. “Josh, Pierre-Luc, Adam and Damon are great leaders and players, and I look forward to serving on the leadership group with them. Our entire team is excited to play for Canada, and we will represent the country with pride as we look to defend last year’s gold medal.”

Canada opens the worlds on Friday against Germany in Finland.

The Canadians won gold at last year's worlds.

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