Defencemen Thomas Chabot and Ben Harpur have been assigned to Belleville by the Ottawa Senators.
The moves come as Ottawa gets set to finalize their roster for opening night of the NHL season.
In Chabot and Harpur, Belleville receives two outstanding young defencemen to add to a talented D corps that already includes Andreas Englund, Christian Jaros, Patrick Sieloff and Erik Burgdoefer.
Named the MVP of the 2017 World Juniors, where he helped Canada win a silver medal, Chabot made his NHL debut last season playing in one game for the Ottawa Senators after being drafted 18th overall in 2015. He would return to his junior side — The Saint John Sea Dogs — where he would guide the team to the Presidents Cup title and a berth at the Memorial Cup, where they finished third. Chabot was named the QMJHL’s defencemen of the year and the Playoffs MVP at seasons end.
In 202 career junior games, Chabot registered 153 points (34 goals). Chabot, 20, has yet to play in the AHL.
Harpur has played 11 games in the NHL over the past two seasons, registering a single assist. He spent the majority of the 2016-17 season in the AHL with the Binghamton Senators where he scored 27 points (two goals) in 63 games. He helped the Guelph Storm win the 2013-14 OHL championship and to a second place finish at the Memorial Cup that same year.
Harpur, 22, has played in 110 AHL games, scoring four goals and 29 points.