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Hawks sign free-agent defenseman Brookbank

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  • After earning a a +11 plus/minus rating last season with the Anaheim Ducks, defenseman Sheldon Brookbank has signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks, team officials announced Sunday.

      After earning a a +11 plus/minus rating last season with the Anaheim Ducks, defenseman Sheldon Brookbank has signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks, team officials announced Sunday.
    Associated Press

 
By Daily Herald News Services

With the first day of the NHL free-agency signing period under way, the Blackhawks agreed to terms with Anaheim defenseman Sheldon Brookbank on a two-year contract.

Brookbank, 31, recorded career highs in goals (3), assists (11) and points (14) and led the Anaheim Ducks with a +11 plus/minus rating while appearing in 80 regular-season games in 2011-12.

The Lanigan, Saskatchewan, native has appeared in 277 career regular-season NHLgames, collecting 36 points (4G, 32A) and 400 penalty minutes spanning seven seasons with the Nashville Predators (2006-07), New Jersey Devils (2007-09) and Ducks (2009-12).

Brookbank helped the Ducks reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2009 and 2011.

Here's a link to the official free agent signings around the NHL, and the remaining list of available free agents.

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