Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has declared he is ending his 15-year NHL vocation.
Lingering injuries to both of his hips and right shoulder have kept the 35-year-old Seabrook off the ice since Dec. 15, 2019. He went through medical procedures on each of the three regions, yet as per group doctor Dr. Michael Terry, the defenseman’s correct hip has a drawn out issue that will keep him from playing once more.
“We have tried all available conservative treatments, and nothing has worked well enough for him to live life as an athlete,” Terry said in a statement. “We support his decision to prioritize his long-term physical health.”
Since Seabrook isn’t officially retiring, his agreement stays on the Blackhawks’ books, but on long haul injury save. The eight-year, $55M bargain he endorsed in 2015 terminates following the 2023-24 NHL season.
After placing Seabrook, Zack Smith, and Andrew Shaw on LTIR Friday, the Blackhawks are presently ready to surpass their roof by $26M in cap hit, per Cap Friendly.
Seabrook was the fourteenth generally speaking pick in the proclaimed 2003 NHL Draft and made his introduction in 2005. More than 15 seasons in Chicago he would play 1,114 games and score 103 objectives and record 464 focuses. In the end of the season games, he scored 20 additional occasions and help the Blackhawks win three Stanley Cups. One of those postseason objectives came against long-lasting opponents Detroit in 2013, keeping their mission alive for another championship.
Addressing Canada on the international stage, he won gold at U-18s, World Junior Championship and the 2010 Olympics.
“I am so proud to have played my entire 15-year National Hockey League career in Chicago with the Blackhawks,” Seabrook said in a statement. “It was an honor to play the game that I love, with teammates I love, in front of fans I love, in a city that my family and I have grown to love.
“After several surgeries, countless hours of rehab and training to get back on the ice at the level of my expectations, it will not be possible for me to continue playing hockey. This is what is best for me and my family.”