Brookbank with the Ducks in 2010
|Born||October 3, 1980
Lanigan, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
Sheldon Brookbank (born October 3, 1980 in Lanigan, Saskatchewan) is a professional ice hockey defenceman that currently plays for the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL. His younger brother Wade Brookbank is also a ice hockey player that currently plays for the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.
He began his hockey career when he played with the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. He later played with the Mississippi Sea Wolves of the ECHL, and then played with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL. He was signed by the Anaheim Ducks and played for their AHL affiliate, the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks for two seasons. The Ducks didn't resign him and he signed a contract with the Nashville Predators where he mainly played on their AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. After he was named the captain of the Admirals he was called up to the Predators. He played 3 games with the Predators before he was signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2007. He was waived by the Blue Jackets and was later claimed off waivers by the New Jersey Devils on October 2, 2007. After playing 44 games with the Devils, he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks on February 3, 2009.
He played 4 seasons with the Ducks before signing a free agent deal with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1, 2012. On June 24, 2013, He won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks after they defeated the Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.