On Wednesday the Blackhawks announced that former Chicago defenseman Sheldon Brookbank will join the Rockford IceHogs staff as an assistant coach.
Brookbank, 36, appeared in 74 games between 2012 and 2014 with the Blackhawks and was a member of the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion team. In 351 career NHL games, Brookbank recorded seven goals, 37 assists and 473 penalty minutes.
On May 17 the Blackhawks named Jeremy Colliton the new IceHogs’ head coach. Brookbank joins Derek King on Colliton’s staff in Rockford.
Sheldon joins his brother, Wade, in the Hawks organization. Wade Brookbank is currently a pro scout for the Hawks.