As we inch closer to September, training camp is coming soon. With the 2017-18 season on the horizon, there are some individual milestones that could be easily attained.
Let’s look at some significant numbers the defensemen could reach this year.
Goals: Keith enters the 2017-18 season with 90 career regular season goals. With his third goal of the 2017-18 season, he will pass Chris Chelios for third all-time among Blackhawks defensemen. With 10 goals, he would join only Doug Wilson (225) and Bob Murray (132) as a Chicago defenseman to score 100 in his career.
Points: Keith enters the 2017-18 season with 511 career regular season points. His fourth point of the coming year will pass Murray for second all-time among Hawks defenseman; Wilson (779) continues to be the standard among Chicago blue liners. With 31 points this season, Keith will jump from a tie (with Patrick Sharp) for 16th in franchise history to 11th. He would pass Murray, Doug Bentley, Kenny Wharram, Bill Mosienko and Tony Amonte.
Goals: Seabrook enters the new year with 88 career regular season goals. He needs five to pass Chelios and 12 to reach 100, joining Wilson and Murray.
Points: Seabrook enters the new year with 406 career regular season points. If he reaches 30 points for the fifth consecutive season, he would jump from 28th in team history up to 24th, passing Tom Lysiak, Marian Hossa, Alexei Zhamnov and Chico Maki.
Games Played: Seabrook has appeared in 923 career regular season games – all with Chicago. Seabrook will pass Wilson (938) early this season to move into fifth all-time with the organization. If/when he appears in his 77th game this season, Seabrook will become only the fifth player to appear in 1,000 career regular season games in a Chicago Blackhawks sweater, joining Stan Mikita (1,394), Bobby Hull (1,036), Eric Nesterenko (1,013) and Murray (1,008).