The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms with defenseman Brent Seabrook on an eight-year contract extension, which runs through the end of the 2023-24 National Hockey League season.
, 30, has helped lead the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup championships over the past six seasons. He holds franchise records among defensemen in regular-season overtime goals (six), postseason goals (19) and postseason overtime goals (three). Seabrook also helped Canada win a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Last season, Seabrook received over 1,000,000 fan votes en route to his first All-Star Game appearance. The 2015-16 season will mark Seabrook’s first as alternate captain.
The Richmond, British Columbia, native has recorded 318 points (71G, 247A) in 763 career regular-season games with Chicago dating back to 2005-06. ranks second among all-time Chicago defensemen in game-winning goals (14), shares sixth in goals (71) and is eighth in assists (247) and points (318). He also ranks 15th among all-time Blackhawks skaters in 763 regular-season games played. Seabrook shares third among all-time franchise blueliners in postseason games played (112) and power-play goals (5), and is fourth in points (57) and fifth in assists (38). He also set a single-postseason franchise record among defensemen with seven goals in 2015.
Seabrook appeared in eight games for Canada in the 2006 World Championships. He also earned a gold medal with Canada in the 2005 World Junior Championships and placed fourth in the 2004 World Junior Championships. Prior to his professional career, he recorded 176 points (39G, 137A) in 264 tilts with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League. Seabrook was selected by the Blackhawks in the first round, fourteenth overall, of the 2003 Entry Draft.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane scored in the first period to set the point-streak record by an American-born player with a point in his 19th straight game, against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Saturday.
Kane scored 11:10 into the game to break a tie with Eddie Olczyk (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1989-90) and Phil Kessel (Boston Bruins, 2008-09), who each scored in 18 straight games.
Kane has 11 goals and 19 assists during the streak, which began on Oct. 17 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He had a goal in seven straight games from Nov. 2-15.
Kane is two games shy of tying the Blackhawks record 21-game point streak set by Bobby Hull (1971-72).
Heading into Saturday, Kane led the NHL in points (35) and assists (22) and was tied for second in goals (13).
The streak almost ended at 17 games Friday against the Anaheim Ducks, but assisted on Duncan Keith's goal with 27 seconds remaining in the third period of a 3-2 overtime win.
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have recalled forward Marko Dano from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and assigned forward Bryan Bickell to Rockford.
Dano, 20, has recorded seven points (1G, 6A) through nine games with Rockford this season; his six assists lead the team. The Eisenstadt, Austria, native tallied 21 points (8G, 13A) in 35 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets in his first NHL campaign last year. Dano also has 32 points (14G, 18A) over 58 regular-season career AHL games with Springfield (2013-15) and Rockford (2015-16); he also added two assists in five 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs games. He was selected by Columbus in the first round (27th overall) of the 2013 National Hockey League Draft.
Bickell, 29, has appeared in seven games for the Blackhawks this season. The Bowmanville, Ontario, native has registered 133 points (65G, 68A) over 366 career regular-season NHL games and 39 points (20G, 19A) through 75 postseason contests, all with Chicago (2006-2015). He was also a member of the Blackhawks’ 2010, 2013 and 2015 Stanley Cup championship teams. Bickell was selected by in the second round (41st overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft.
The Blackhawks return to action tonight when they host the Los Angeles Kings at 7:30 p.m. The game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet and heard on WGN Radio AM-720.
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms with forward Marcus Kruger on a one-year contract, which runs through the end of the 2015-16 National Hockey League season.
Kruger, 25, recorded 17 points (7G, 10A) in 81 games with the Blackhawks last season en route to the 2015 Stanley Cup championship. He added four points (2G, 2A) over 23 postseason games, including a triple-overtime tally in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks. Kruger led team forwards with 180:01 of shorthanded time on ice in the regular season and ranked second with a 53.3 faceoff win percentage.
The Stockholm, Sweden, native has totaled 84 points (28G, 56A) over 287 career NHL games, all with Chicago. He was also a member of the BlackhawksĄŻ 2013 Stanley Cup championship team. Kruger was drafted by Chicago in the fifth round (149th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have assigned defenseman Kyle Cumiskey to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.
Cumiskey, 28, appeared in seven regular season and nine postseason games for Chicago last season en route to the 2015 Stanley Cup championship. He also notched 20 points (2G, 18A) over 54 tilts with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.
The Abbotsford, B.C., native has tallied 35 points (9G, 26A) over 139 career NHL games with Colorado (2006-2010) and Chicago (2014-15). He has also recorded 101 points (21G, 80A) in 207 career AHL contests with the Albany River Rats (2006-07), Lake Erie Monsters (2007-09), Syracuse Crunch (2011-12) and Rockford (2014-15).
The Blackhawks host the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Center tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. The game can be seen on WGN-TV and heard on WGN Radio AM-720.
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