|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
202 lb (92 kg)
New Jersey Devils
|Born||October 3, 1980,|
Lanigan, SK, CAN
|Pro Career||2001 – present|
Sheldon Brookbank (born October 3, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who plays for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. He is the younger brother of Wade Brookbank who plays in the Chicago Blackhawks organization and is also the cousin of former NHL player Geoff Sanderson.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
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 a career high 66 NHL games which included the Anaheim Ducks final 56 consecutive games. At seasons end he led all Ducks d-men 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.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
References[edit | edit source]
- Devils claim Sheldon Brookbank off waivers. New Jersey Devils (2007-10-02). Retrieved on 2010-05-18.
- Tom Gulitti (2009-02-03). Devils trade Brookbank to Anaheim for McIntyre. The Bergen Record. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved on 2009-02-03.
- Brookbank re-signs for two-years. insidesocal.com (2010-06-02). Retrieved on 2010-07-20.
[edit | edit source]
- Sheldon Brookbank's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Sheldon Brookbank at TSN.ca
- Sheldon Brookbank's NHL player profile
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