Brent Seabrook At 800 Games

On Sunday night at the United Center, Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook played his 800th career regular season games. Every one of them has come wearing a Chicago sweater, making him the fifth defenseman in franchise history to reach the plateau (Duncan Keith is at 793 as of Sunday night).

Seabrook’s 14 game-winning goals rank second in franchise history behind Doug Wilson (23). He entered Sunday night’s game with 339 points (76 goals, 263 assists), which ranks sixth in franchise history.

He has won three Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks, and became a full-time alternate captain in the wake of the Patrick Sharp trade before the 2015-16 season. He also won an Olympic gold medal while representing Canada in the 2010 Winter Games.

On Sept. 16, the Hawks announced an eight-year contract extension with Seabrook.


6 thoughts on “Brent Seabrook At 800 Games

  1. …and 3rd highest in points so far this year ( tied with Toews) …remarkable defenseman with a cannon shot and great passing ability. Leadership. Glad he’s ours.

  2. Defining the position of “stay at home sniper,” which I coined in all my wisdom, Seabrook will be the player D coaches in the NHL will look at for a few generations to come as the player who embodies the exactly correct balance of skating, size, and offensive vision. Any other level coach will try to teach his mental approach to the game that is nearly impossible to teach young men, frankly I haven’t figured it out either, but basically: “since I just locked you down, I’m looking for an outlet, and I’m gonna catch up to slap the puck in.” Good luck coaches, and opponents. Frankly, he’s also a clinic in how to coach, too, as his talent could have easily been wasted on lesser staffs. Congrats Brett, you have 2 cups left in you, go make them happen.

  3. So glad that Brent finally started wearing a shield recently!
    Last spring’s skate to the eyebrow and last month’s stick to the other side were pretty close calls!

  4. Great comments Nick. Seabrook does what he has to do to help the team win. A true big game player and great team player. He doesn’t need the accolades to feed his ego and therefore does not get the recognition he deserves. Hawks don’t win one cup without him. When all is said and done he will have his rings and a place in the Hall of Fame. He is a champion.

  5. Congrats to Seabs on a fantastic accomplishment! 800 games and 3 cups later Seabs will go down as one of the best Hawks defensemen of all time. Also, possibly the best defensemen in the loaded 2003 NHL draft, depending on how you feel about Weber Phaneuf and Ryan Suter.

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