Sheldon Brookbank

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Sheldon Brookbank
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Born (1980-10-03) October 3, 1980 (age 33)
Lanigan, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Nashville Predators
New Jersey Devils
Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

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 (right) fights Donald Brashear

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.[1] He played in 44 games with the Devils in the 2007–08 season, and had 8 assists.

On February 3, 2009, Brookbank was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for the rights to David McIntyre.[2] He finished the season with one goal and three 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.[3]

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.[4][5]

Brookbank was a member of The Chicago Blackhawks as they won the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Humboldt Broncos SJHL 59 13 29 42 240
2000–01 Humboldt Broncos SJHL 59 14 35 49 281
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
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 73 9 26 35 232 21 1 8 9 49
2006–07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 78 15 38 53 176 4 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Nashville Predators NHL 3 0 1 1 12
2007–08 New Jersey Devils NHL 44 0 8 8 63
2007–08 Lowell Devils AHL 1 0 0 0 5
2008–09 New Jersey Devils NHL 15 0 0 0 25
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 29 1 3 4 51 13 0 0 0 18
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 66 0 9 9 114
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 40 0 0 0 63 4 0 0 0 14
2011–12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 80 3 11 15 72
2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 26 1 0 1 21 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 48 2 5 7 52 7 0 2 2 0
NHL totals 351 7 37 44 473 25 0 2 2 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devils claim Sheldon Brookbank off waivers". New Jersey Devils. 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  2. ^ Tom Gulitti (2009-02-03). "Devils trade Brookbank to Anaheim for McIntyre". The Bergen Record. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Brookbank re-signs for two-years". insidesocal.com. 2010-06-02. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  4. ^ "Blackhawks sign defenseman Brookbank". Chicago Trbune. July 1, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ Rogers, Jesse. "Chicago Blackhawks sign defenseman Sheldon Brookbank". ESPN Chicago. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Blackhawks Defeat Bruins for Stanley Cup". New York Times. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 

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