Blackhawks Sign Brent Seabrook To 8-Year Extension

On Saturday evening, the Blackhawks announced the organization has agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension with defenseman Brent Seabrook.

The deal is reportedly worth $55 million, an average annual value of $6.875 million, and will run through the 2023-24 NHL season.

Seabrook, 30, was the Blackhawks first round pick (14th overall) in the historic 2003 NHL Draft. He was named an alternate captain earlier during training camp, replacing Patrick Sharp.

Entering the 2015-16 season, Seabrook ranks eighth in franchise history with 318 career regular season points as a defenseman; he trails Keith Brown by only 12 points for sixth in team history.

Seabrook’s 19 career playoff goals are tied for the most by any defenseman in franchise history with Bob Murray and Doug Wilson. His 57 postseason points are fourth in franchise history, three behind Hall of Famer Pierre Pilote.


11 thoughts on “Blackhawks Sign Brent Seabrook To 8-Year Extension

  1. What??? Contract extension? This knucklehead?? This guy is the worst, slowest, most unreliable………..oh wait…………….sorry…………..I thought this was the “David Backus is a Douche” blog.

    My apologies. Seabs is the best!! Deserves every penny!!

    I guess you guys know that I have a slight disliking for David Backus. F-ing Douche!!

  2. Reg: one of my fondest Hawks memories ever is when Seabrook SPLATTERED THAT SCUMBAG BACKES INTO THE BOARDS. It was eminently satisfying–and right.

    I’m thrilled they locked up 7. He’s steady, solid, clutch, and his terrific talents have somewhat been overshadowed by the other HOFers on this team.

    I support the move.

    Can we question the length of the commitment and it’s long term salary cap implications? Sure.

    But can we honestly question Bowman’s judgement and moves the last six years? I say no. The man keeps stacking the roster. Look at what we have right now: An embarrassment of riches. Trust that he knows what he’s doing on this one.

    Go Hawks!

  3. Reading Seabrook’s contract has a full no movement clause for the first six years, limited no movement clause the last two.

  4. Flats……I remember that hit, I loved that hit, I remember everyone making a big deal over the comments of Duncan Keith……..”wakey, wakey”…………LOL.

  5. Dunks and now Seabsy boy Blackhawks for career. Figured it would be around 7m, cap will go up over the yrs and guys like 19/88/2/7/4 are players every team wants so when you have them you keep them at proper cost for longterm and reload around them every few yrs with the Farm.

    Seabs with 2nd game7 winning goal to dispatch the Detroit redwings.

  6. It’ll be interesting to see what happens if/when LV and QC are given expansion franchises. Most likely there would be an expansion draft. I’d be interested to see who would be left unprotected. Lots of teams are going to leave bad contracts unprotected in the hopes of unloading them. Cap should go up, but if it doesn’t I wouldn’t be surprised if Hossa is unprotected.

    Totally unrelated, but I’ve been reading up on the stars. Looks like Stephen Johns will start the year in the AHL as everyone else requires waivers.

  7. Ernie, good catch, was actually wondering about Johns and Paliotta (Columbus). Don’t know how they both did during camp but it goes to show contracts are a huge part of roster construction.

  8. Both Paliotta and Broadhurst were among the Blue Jackets cuts when they went from 49 to 35 two days ago. Sonny Milano was also part of that round of cuts as well.

    They still have Andrew Bodnarchuk (06 Boston pick 5 NHL games), Dean Kukan (undrafted 21 year old), and Oleg Yevenko (6′-7″ undrafted 24 yr old) as defenseman listed on their camp roster.

  9. Love the cap number. probably 2 years 2 long as other have said, but thats how you get him at that cap number, so its a give an take. Being a real NHL GM isnt quite as easy as NHL on Xbox makes it seem. With Hammer/Seabs/Keith locked up, we can fill in the other 3 spots. Gotta feel good after that blues win. Should be another exciting season.

  10. Its clear, EVERYONE loves seabs. This article does a good job explaining why. Awesome numbers. Make him a Hawk 4 LIFE!

  11. This is the brilliance of Stan Bowman at work. Anyway you look at it, the Hawks come out ahead.
    1. $6.85mm is below market for the next 3 to 5 years.
    2. Increases next years Cap hit a very reasonable $1.05mm
    3. Give SB flexibility for trade bait for high value over the next 2-3 years. Players with NMC often accept a trade rather than stay where they are not wanted.
    4. Makes Seabs a Hawk for life.

    Like most here, I hope Seabs is a Hawk for life.

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