News coming out of Chicago today, as longtime NHL Defensemen Brent Seabrook of the Blackhawks announced his retirement today.
Brent Seabrook played his junior hockey in the Western Hockey League in Canada for the Lethbridge Hurricanes, where he played for 5 seasons. He was captain of the team in his last two seasons in the organization. He was drafted by the Blackhawks in the first round of the 2003 NHL draft, 14th overall. After his last season in Lethbridge, he had a brief 3 game stint with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League. He made his NHL debut in the 2005-2006 season for the Blackhawks, and the rest as they say is history as he remained in the NHL for the next 15 seasons.
Here are some of the awards Brent Seabrook has had in his career. He has won a U18 WJC gold medal, a U20 WJC Gold and Silver medals, an Olympic Gold medal, and is a 3 time Stanley Cup Champion. In his 15 season in the NHL, he has tallied 103 goals and added 364 assists for a grand total of 467 points in the whopping 1114 games he’s played.
Injuries, unfortunately, has cut his career short; but he has been a stalwart on the blue line for the Blackhawks for many many years. What a fabulous career he has made for himself, and best of luck to him on his future endeavors, and hopefully be able to enjoy retirement.