Sheldon W. Brookbank (born October 3, 1980) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He is currently the assistant coach of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL) under Jeremy Colliton.
October 3, 1980|
Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
Ak Bars Kazan
Brookbank played three seasons with the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, before turning pro. He played one season with the Mississippi Sea Wolves of the ECHL, and then played two seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.
Brookbank was then signed by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and played two seasons with their AHL affiliate, the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. He was not re-signed, and in August 2005, he signed a contract with the Predators.
In the 2005–06 season with the Predators' affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, Brookbank had 9 goals, 35 points, and 232 penalty minutes.
The 2006–07 season saw Brookbank named as captain of the Admirals as well as his first call up to the NHL. He appeared in 3 games with the Predators, and had 1 assist and 12 penalty minutes. He won the Eddie Shore Award as the American Hockey League's Outstanding Defenceman and was an AHL First Team All-Star. While in the AHL that season, he led all defencemen in points at 53 points.
On July 2, 2007, Brookbank was signed by the Blue Jackets. He joined the Devils on October 2, 2007 after being waived by the Blue Jackets. He played in 44 games with the Devils in the 2007–08 season, and had 8 assists.
The 2009–10 season saw Brookbank play 66 NHL games which included the Ducks' final 56 consecutive games. At season's end, he led all Ducks defensemen in plus/minus (+10) to place 2nd overall on the team. On June 2, 2010, Brookbank re-signed to a two-year contract to remain with the Ducks.
Brookbank played a career-high 80 games during the 2011–12 season, and scored a career-best 3 goals and 11 assists. On July 1, 2012, Brookbank signed a two-year, $2.5 million free agent deal with the Chicago Blackhawks and went on to win the Stanley Cup with the team during the 2013 season.
Brookbank was not re-signed by the Blackhawks at the completion of his contract and became a free agent. Without a contract offer, Brookbank agreed to a training camp try-out with the Calgary Flames but was released by the team on October 1, 2014. Brookbank turned to Russia, and signed a one-year contract with Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League on October 31, 2014.
As a free agent the following summer, Brookbank returned to North America, signing a professional try-out with defending Calder Cup champions, the Cleveland Monsters on October 13, 2016. In the 2016–17 season, in adding depth cover to the Monsters blueline, Brookbank registered one assist in six games before he was released at the conclusion of his trial period on December 12, 2016.
On June 14, 2017, it was announced that Brookbank had been hired as the assistant coach of the Rockford Ice Hogs, the minor league affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. On January 4, 2019, he was added as an assistant coach to the Blackhawks' coaching staff.
|2001–02||Mississippi Sea Wolves||ECHL||62||8||21||29||137||10||1||4||5||27|
|2001–02||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||6||0||1||1||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||9||0||2||2||20|
|2004–05||Cincinnati Mighty Ducks||AHL||60||1||11||12||181||11||0||0||0||40|
|2007–08||New Jersey Devils||NHL||44||0||8||8||63||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||New Jersey Devils||NHL||15||0||0||0||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Ak Bars Kazan||KHL||35||3||4||7||37||9||1||0||1||4|
Awards and honoursEdit
|First All-Star Team||2007|
|Eddie Shore Award||2007|
- "Devils claim Sheldon Brookbank off waivers". New Jersey Devils. 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2010-05-18. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- Tom Gulitti (2009-02-03). "Devils trade Brookbank to Anaheim for McIntyre". The Bergen Record. Archived from the original on 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2009-02-03. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Brookbank re-signs for two-years". insidesocal.com. 2010-06-02. Retrieved 2010-07-20. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "Blackhawks sign defenseman Brookbank". Chicago Tribune. July 1, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
- Rogers, Jesse. "Chicago Blackhawks sign defenseman Sheldon Brookbank". ESPN Chicago. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
- "Blackhawks Defeat Bruins for Stanley Cup". New York Times. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- Wes Gilbertson (2014-08-29). "Flames confirm Brookbank Try-out". Twitter. Retrieved 2014-08-29. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "Sheldon Brookbank to help defense" (in Finnish). Lukko Rauma. 2015-11-06. Retrieved 2015-11-06. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "Monsters announce roster transactions". Cleveland Monsters. 2016-10-13. Retrieved 2016-10-13. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- Cain, Brandon M. (2017-06-14). "Blackhawks hire Sheldon Brookbank as Rockford IceHogs assistant coach". Second City Hockey. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
- "Sheldon Brookbank makes his return to Blackhawks organization". CSN Chicago. 2017-06-14. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
- Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations (2019-01-04). "RELEASE: Blackhawks add Sheldon Brookbank to coaching staff". nhl.com. Retrieved 2019-01-04.