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Sheldon Brookbank | Defenseman

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/3/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 202
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Sheldon Brookbank still has interest in returning to the Chicago Blackhawks if a slot opens up for him.
The Blackhawks would likely only do that if they trade away a defenseman in a cap-saving measure. They currently have seven blueliners inked to one-way deals. Meanwhile, Brookbank is investigating his other options. Jul 17 - 7:28 PM

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Sheldon Brookbank can become an unrestricted free agent in July.

According to a source, Brookbank is in the mix to return next season. He played 48 games with the Blackhawks last year and appeared in seven playoff matches. Brookbank mostly serves as a depth defender for Chicago, but he can also play at forward which makes him a handy player to have.
Jun 20 - 8:48 AM

Sheldon Brookbank saw his first action in the conference final Friday night.

He dressed in place of Kris Versteeg, who was a healthy scratch. Brookbank was minus one in only 5:09 of playing time in Chicago's 4-3 win Friday night. That said, Brookbank seems to be somewhat of a good luck charm for the Hawks. He has played in only six games this post season and the Hawks have won five of them.
May 31 - 9:32 AM

Chicago coach Joel Quenneville put Sheldon Brookbank back in the lineup for Game 3 versus Minnesota.

"Brooksie came in [against] St. Louis and deserved a chance to play," Quenneville said after Chicago lost Tuesday night by a score of 4-0. "I thought he played well." Brookbank played three games for the Blackhawks while Brent Seabrook was suspended. He replaced Nick Leddy, who was a healthy scratch, in his first appearance in Round 2.
May 7 - 8:46 AM

Sheldon Brookbank might find himself back in the press box now that Brent Seabrook has served his suspension.

Seabrook was out for three games as punishment for his high hit on St. Louis' David Backes. Brookbank did a fine job in Seabrook's absence, but obviously someone has to come out to make room for him.
Source: CSN Chicago
Apr 27 - 8:49 AM

Sheldon Brookbank made his playoff debut on Monday in Game 3 and he played well.

He notched an assist and two blocks in 14:32 of ice time. Brookbank got a chance to play because of Brent Seabrook's suspension, which will last for another two games.
Apr 22 - 8:41 AM

Sheldon Brookbank will probably be inserted into the lineup for Game 3 on Monday night.

The Blackhawks won't have Brent Seabrook available for the next three contests of the series due to a suspension. Brookbank appears to be the leading candidate to draw into the lineup in Seabrook's absence.
Apr 21 - 11:48 AM

Sheldon Brookbank scored his second goal of the season in the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-1 loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh Sunday night.

Patrick Sharp got one of the assists on Brookbank's goal. It was Sharp's 42nd assist of the season. Clearly, however, the loss of the Hawks' captain, Jonathan Toews, overshadowed their loss of the game. The defending Stanley Cup champions lost Toews to an upper-body injury in the second period. Toews, with his head down, was driven hard into the boards by Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik while attempting to collect the puck 13:20 into the second. He skated to the bench favoring either his left arm or shoulder and retreated down the runway to Chicago's dressing room shortly after. He did not return.
Mar 30 - 10:31 PM

Sheldon Brookbank skated as a forward in Wednesday's loss against Colorado.

He saw action with Bryan Bickell and Kris Versteeg. Brookbank dropped the gloves with Avalanche pugilist Cody McLeod in the first period. He has five points and 38 penalty minutes in 34 games this year.
Mar 13 - 11:16 AM

Sheldon Brookbank will dress as the Blackhawks' sixth defenseman Sunday against Boston.

No word yet on who will be a healthy scratch to allow Brookbank to suit up. As you certainly know, Brookbank has no real fantasy value.
Jan 19 - 11:03 AM

Sheldon Brookbank got to play Tuesday night because Michal Handzus missed the game because of an illness.

Brookbank skates mostly as a defenseman, but he can play as a forward too. He received just 7:49 of ice time against Dallas and earned an assist in Chicago's 4-3 loss.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 09:03:00 AM

Sheldon Brookbank is making a case for himself to get more playing time.

He scored the game-winning goal and had a team-leading four hits in Monday's win over Minnesota. Brookbank suited up against Ottawa Tuesday night as well. "Every game he's been rock solid," coach Joel Quenneville said. "Gives us a little offense from the point as well. His puck-possession game has improved. He's getting his shot through; nice to see him score a goal. He's stepped up his game this year." Brookbank has been rotating games with Michal Rozsival and Mike Kostka, who is hurt right now, this campaign.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 08:44:00 AM

Sheldon Brookbank is in the lineup Saturday night.

The defenseman got into his first game Wednesday against the Blues. Michal Rozsival and Mike Kostka are the scratches on defense.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 07:59:00 PM

Sheldon Brookbank will be inserted into the lineup for the first time this season on Wednesday.

Brookbank had a goal and 21 penalty minutes in 26 games last season. He's serving as Chicago's seventh defenseman.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 01:21:00 PM

Sheldon Brookbank is hoping to fend off the competition to keep his job as Chicago's seventh defenseman this season.

"This is my seventh year now in the NHL, and every year there's competition," said Brookbank, who has one year left on his current contract. "You don't take anything for granted. You still have to earn your spot and make the team out of camp." Ryan Stanton, Theo Peckham, Mike Kostka and Adam Clendening are attending Chicago's training camp to try to take Brookbank's place.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Brad Richards
3Andrew Shaw
4Marcus Kruger
5Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Peter Regin
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Ben Smith
5Jeremy Morin
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Nick Leddy
5Johnny Oduya
6Michal Rozsival
7Sheldon Brookbank
8David Rundblad
G1Corey Crawford
2Antti Raanta