2013 Blackhawks Report Cards: Sheldon Brookbank
Today we take a peek at the season The Accountant, Sheldon Brookbank had.
Standard Regular Season Stats
|Scoring Stats||Goals||Assists||Ice Time|
Advanced Regular Season Stats (5 on 5)
Standard Playoff Stats
|Scoring Stats||Goals||Ice Time|
Advanced Playoff Stats (5 on 5)
|GP||TOI/60||Corsi Rel QoC||Corsi QoC||Corsi Relative||Corsi On||On-Ice Sh%||On-Ice Sv%||PDO||Pens Taken/60||Pens Drawn/60||Off Zone Start %||Off Zone Finish %|
Sheldon Brookbank, where do I start? There isn’t much to report here. He played 26 of the 48 games this regular season averaging only 12:45 of ice time. He scored his first goal as a Blackhawk in the March 10th game against the Edmonton Oilers and it was his first career shorthanded goal. During that game he had a total of 4 shots on goal and one hit, that game was pretty much his entire high light reel of the season. He posted a -1 for the regular season and took a total of 21 PIM, which is a tad too high in my opinion considering the ice time he had. Brookbank did dish out 28 hits and block 34 shots in his 26 games as well. Um that’s all I got for the regular season. O.K. onto the playoffs.
It looked like Brookbank was going to have an opportunity to show off what he can do in his post season debut against the Kings during game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. He was called upon to fill in for Duncan Keith, who was suspended for a high stick to Jeff Carter in Game 3. However, Brookbank only played 12 shifts for a total of 6:51 minutes and ended up posting a -2. I’m not sure why he was even suited up to be used for less than 7 minutes, but the Hawks ended up winning 3 to 2, so I guess Coach Q may know what he is doing. Hey that is why they pay him the big bucks right? Two Stanley Cups in 4 years, I am no longer questioning Q’s decisions.
Brookbank has been with a different organization about every two years since he was first signed as a free agent by Anaheim in 2003. The Blackhawks signed Brookbank as a free agent on July 1 last year with a 2 year, $2.5 million deal. His first year as a Blackhawk was uneventful as far as his personal performance. But it was an exciting year to be affiliated with this team and he’s getting his name on the Stanley Cup; so I am sure he isn’t complaining too much. It appears the Blackhawks may try to put a stop to that though.
Final Grade : C-