Brent Seabrook Establishing Himself As An Elite Defenseman

By Michael Guzman
Brent Seabrook
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The Chicago Blackhawks have a plethora of talented defenseman, centered by the top pairing of Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith. The NHL is a game that has now emphasized scoring, as demonstrated many times by the league changing its rules many times this year.

While Keith gets a lot of credit, the former Norris Trophy winner is less of a traditional defenseman and plays a less physical game than his counterpart Seabrook, who earned his 250th NHL point last night to go along with an astonishing +4 rating.

Now a veteran of over 600 games, Seabrook’s career with the Blackhawks has cemented him amongst one of the most revered players this team has seen in a long time. “I feel like I have a voice in here,” he said. “I like to talk and have some fun and goof around, but there are times to be serious too.” Seabrook told Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.

For as much as Seabrook has grown alongside Keith in the rankings of best Canadian defenseman, he has also grown in the eyes of the fans and his teammates as well, and is certainly now a leader of one of the best overall defenses in the league.

Going forward, Seabrook does not seem to be hitting a wall any time soon, likely due to the fact that he is only 28 years old. It certainly feels like Seabrook has been around forever, but there is plenty of time on the ice left for Seabrook, hopefully all with the Blackhawks.

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