Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sheldon Brookbank
Sheldon Brookbank was born October 3, 1980 in Lanigan, Saskatchewan. Brookbank played three years with the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League before he turned pro and played with the Mississippi Sea Wolves of the ECHL.

Following a pair of seasons in the AHL with the Grand Rapids Griffins, he was signed as a free agent by Anaheim on July 21 2003. Brookbank played two seasons with the Ducks' affiliate, the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, and was not resigned by the club. However, the Nashville Predators opted to sign him in August of 2005.

After a year with the Predators' Affiliate in Milwaukee, Brookbank appeared in his first NHL game but spent the majority of his time in the AHL. That same season, Brookbank won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL's Oustanding Defenceman and was an AHL First Team All-Star.

Brookbank found himself on the move once again in the summer of 2007, signing as a free agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

On October 2, 2007, Brookbank was waived by the Blue Jackets and claimed by the New Jersey Devils. He would split time between the Devils and their AHL affiliate in Lowell before being dealt to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for David McIntyre on February 3, 2009.

After four seasons in Anaheim the gritty defender would find himself an unrestricted free agent. On July 1, 2012, he inked a deal with the Chicago Blackhawks. The move proved to be a good one for Brookbank as the Blackhawks would dominate the NHL's regular season and capture the President's Trophy as the league's top team.

The playoffs were more of the same and though pushed to the limit by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round, the Blackhawks would prevail and eventually earn the fifth Stanley Cup title in franchise history, the first in Brookbanks' career.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Humboldt Broncos SJHL 59 14 35 49 281
2001-02 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 6 0 1 1 24
2001-02 Mississippi Sea Wolves ECHL 62 8 21 29 137 10 1 4 5 27
2002-03 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 69 2 11 13 136 15 1 3 4 28
2003-04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 74 2 9 11 216 -4 9 0 2 2 20
2004-05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 60 1 11 12 181 +4 11 0 0 0 40
2005-06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 73 9 26 35 232 +4 21 1 8 9 49
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 3 0 1 1 12 0
2006-07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 78 15 38 53 176 +4 4 0 0 0 6
2007-08 New Jersey Devils NHL 44 0 8 8 63 0
2007-08 Lowell Devils AHL 1 0 0 0 5 0
2008-09 New Jersey Devils NHL 15 0 0 0 25 +1
2008-09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 29 1 3 4 51 +3 13 0 0 0 18
2009-10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 66 0 9 9 114 +10
2010-11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 40 0 0 0 63 -8 4 0 0 0 14
2011-12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 80 3 11 14 72 +11
2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 26 1 0 1 21 -2 1 0 0 0 0
2013-14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 48 2 5 7 52 +2 7 0 2 2 0
2014-15 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 35 3 4 7 37 9 1 0 1 4
2015-16 Lukko Rauma Finland 38 1 3 4 65 4 0 0 0 4
2016-17 Cleveland Monsters AHL 6 0 1 1 2 -1
NHL Totals 351 7 37 44 473 25 0 2 2 32


AHL First All-Star Team (2007) Eddie Shore Award (AHL - Outstanding Defenseman) (2007) Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 21, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 4, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 1, 2007. Claimed on waivers by New Jersey from Columbus, October 2, 2007. Traded to Anaheim by New Jersey for David McIntyre, February 3, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 1. 2012. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (KHL), October 31, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Rauma (Finland), November 6, 2015.
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