October 3, 1980 |
Lanigan, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
Sheldon Brookbank (born October 3, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who plays for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is the younger brother of Wade Brookbank who is currently playing for the Rockford IceHogs, and is also the cousin of former NHL player Geoff Sanderson.
Brookbank played three seasons with the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, before turning pro. He played one season with the Mississippi Sea Wolves of the ECHL, and then played two seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.
Brookbank was then signed by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and played two seasons with their AHL affiliate, the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. He was not re-signed, and in August 2005, he signed a contract with the Predators.
In the 2005–06 season with the Predators' affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, Brookbank had 9 goals, 35 points, and 232 penalty minutes.
The 2006–07 season saw Brookbank named as captain of the Admirals as well as his first call up to the NHL. He appeared in 3 games with the Predators, and had 1 assist and 12 penalty minutes. He won the Eddie Shore Award as the American Hockey League's Outstanding Defenceman and was an AHL First Team All-Star. While in the AHL that season, he led all defencemen in points at 53 points.
On July 2, 2007, Brookbank was signed by the Blue Jackets. He joined the Devils on October 2, 2007 after being waived by the Blue Jackets. He played in 44 games with the Devils in the 2007–08 season, and had 8 assists.
The 2009–10 season saw Brookbank play 66 NHL games which included the Ducks' final 56 consecutive games. At season's end, he led all Ducks defensemen in plus/minus (+10) to place 2nd overall on the team. On June 2, 2010, Brookbank re-signed to a two-year contract to remain with the Ducks.
Brookbank played a career-high 80 games during the 2011–12 season, and scored a career-best 3 goals and 11 assists. On July 1, 2012, Brookbank signed a two-year, $2.5 million free agent deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.
|2001–02||Mississippi Sea Wolves||ECHL||62||8||21||29||137||10||1||4||5||27|
|2001–02||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||6||0||1||1||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||69||2||11||13||136||15||1||3||4||28|
|2003–04||Cincinnati Mighty Ducks||AHL||74||2||9||11||216||9||0||2||2||20|
|2004–05||Cincinnati Mighty Ducks||AHL||60||1||11||12||181||11||0||0||0||40|
|2007–08||New Jersey Devils||NHL||44||0||8||8||63||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||New Jersey Devils||NHL||15||0||0||0||25||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Devils claim Sheldon Brookbank off waivers". New Jersey Devils. 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
- Tom Gulitti (2009-02-03). "Devils trade Brookbank to Anaheim for McIntyre". The Bergen Record. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
- "Brookbank re-signs for two-years". insidesocal.com. 2010-06-02. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- "Blackhawks sign defenseman Brookbank". Chicago Trbune. July 1, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
- Rogers, Jesse. "Chicago Blackhawks sign defenseman Sheldon Brookbank". ESPN Chicago. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
- "Blackhawks Defeat Bruins for Stanley Cup". New York Times. Retrieved 24 June 2013.