Chabot named to Wild coaching staff

The Minnesota Wild, parent club of the AHL’s Iowa Wild, on Thursday announced the naming of Frederic Chabot as the team’s goaltending development coach.

Chabot, 47, will work with goalie prospects throughout the Minnesota Wild organization, including goaltenders playing for the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League.

The former netminder joins the Wild after serving as the goaltending coach for the Edmonton Oilers (2009-14). Prior to joining the Oilers, he served as a goaltending consultant with Hockey Canada and their National Junior Team, helping Canada win a gold medal at the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championship.

Chabot played 17 seasons of professional hockey from 1989 to 2006, including 32 NHL contests with Montreal, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Chabot won the Baz Bastien Award as the outstanding goaltender in the American Hockey League in 1993-94, playing for the Hershey Bears, and won a total of 62 games over parts of five AHL seasons with Hershey, Fredericton and Sherbrooke. Chabot was also a two-time league MVP in the International Hockey League with the Houston Aeros (1997, 2000).