Saturday, September 26, 2015

Blackhawks, Seabrook, Agree To Contract Extension

The Chicago Blackhawks and defenseman, Brent Seabrook, agreed today to an 8-year, $54.8 million contract extension with a $6.85mil cap hit.  

Seabrook, 30, has spent his entire 10-year career with the Blackhawks and will be under contract for the next 8 years.  Seabrook, was just christened to wear the "A" on his sweater as alternate captain  now that Patrick Sharp was traded to the Dallas Stars earlier this summer.  With a year still remaining on his current contract ($5.5mil cap hit), one would think that the Hawks would do whatever they could to keep him around for a long term deal.

In his career, Seabrook has played in 763 games, with 318 points consisting of 71 goals (14 game-winners), 247 assists, and a +/- rating of +108.  His leadership has gone unnoticed to the untrained eye, but if you ask anyone in the clubhouse, they will be the first to say that he is one of their biggest leaders to help bring the success that the Blackhawks have enjoyed over recent years (3 Stanley Cups in 6 years).

Seabrook's contract extends to the end of 2023, which happens to be the same time teammate Duncan Keith's contract is slated to end.  It only seems fitting since both started their NHL careers with the Hawks in 2005.  Let's see if they can help Lord Stanley have his Cup make residence in Chicago for a few more years to come.


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