Brent Seabrook
Brent Seabrook
34-Year-Old DefensemanD
Chicago Blackhawks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Seabrook will be entering the fourth season of his eight-year, $55 million contract in 2019-20 - a deal that is widely considered to be among the worst in the NHL. The three-time Stanley Cup champion's offensive output has declined steadily since 2015-16, and his defensive abilities haven't fared much better, either. Nonetheless, Chicago is committed to the 34-year-old through 2023-24, which means he'll hold onto a regular spot in the lineup in 2019-20 while also getting some work on the team's second power-play unit. Seabrook should be good for at least five goals and 25 points this season, but that's about it. He'll make for a decent depth addition in the final rounds of fantasy drafts this year, but don't reach for him based on name recognition. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed an eight-year, $55 million contract extension with the Blackhawks in September 2015.
Scores second goal of season
DChicago Blackhawks
November 16, 2019
Seabrook scored on his lone shot and was plus-5 with three blocks in Saturday's 7-2 win over Nashville.
Seabrook's goal 1:51 into the second period put the Blackhawks ahead 3-0 and proved to be the eventual game-winner. It's been a rough go for Seabrook this season, one that has included several games in the press box as a healthy scratch, but a goal and a plus-5 rating sure look good in Saturday's box score. Seabrook's days as an upper-tier offensive catalyst are a thing of the past and he has been given a significantly lesser real-life role in 2019-20. He can be left on your league's waiver wire.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Seabrook's decline as an offensive contributor was on full display last season, as he was unable to eclipse the 30-point threshold for the first time since the abbreviated 2012-13 campaign, totaling just seven goals and 19 assists in 81 contests. The Blackhawks offense struggled as a whole in 2017-18, which undoubtedly had an impact on the 33-year-old blueliner's production, but he's no longer a lock for 35-plus points on an annual basis at this stage of his career. Fantasy owners looking to round out their defensive corps in drafts this season could do a lot worse than Seabrook, but they shouldn't expect the consistent offensive output the 33-year-old churned out on a yearly basis prior to last campaign.
Seabrook’s production dipped significantly in 2016-17, as the 32-year-old blueliner slipped to 39 points (three goals, 36 assists) in 79 games after tallying 49 points (14 goals, 35 assists) in 2015-16, but he still did enough to remain a solid depth option in most fantasy formats. The 2003 first-round pick looked fatigued at times last season, but it appears as though the Blackhawks are planning on pairing him with one of their younger puck-moving rearguards such as Michal Kempny in 2017-18, which could help rejuvenate Seabrook by easing the physical burden associated with advancing the play up the ice. Seabrook may be on the decline in some respects, but he'll continue to be an approximately 40-point producer for the foreseeable future.
Seabrook doesn't receive nearly as much attention as his left-handed counterpart Duncan Keith, but is an equally important member of the Blackhawks defensive corps. The 6-foot-3 blueliner reached new heights with his offensive production last season, setting career highs in points (49) and goals (14) while maintaining a plus-6 rating over 81 games. Seabrook's booming shot from the blue line makes him an asset on the power play – he racked up an impressive 25 points (six goals, 19 assists) on the man advantage last season. The 31-year-old defender's significant offensive upside and major role on Chicago's deadly No. 1 power-play unit will cause him to be a valuable commodity in all fantasy formats. However, Seabrook's point total is bound to regress back toward the mean in 2016-17. In other words, fantasy owners would be wise to temper expectations a bit when selecting the Canadian blueliner in drafts this season.
Seabrook is the less-publicized half of perhaps the top defensive pair in the NHL. He and Duncan Keith complement each other perfectly -- Keith is the sublime skater with the offensive chops, and Seabrook is the steady muscle that chips in some points while blocking shots and laying hits. Seabrook will see time on the second power-play unit and probably deliver somewhere in the neighborhood of 35 points. But he’ll also provide around 150 each in the specialty categories of hits and blocked shots. His value is tied to your format, although he’ll probably go earlier than he should based on name recognition alone.
Duncan Keith gets all of the accolades and headlines, but Seabrook's talent gives the Blackhawks one of the best defensive duos in the NHL. Last season, Seabrook registered his second-highest number of points (41) in a full-regular season. There is no doubt that Seabrook can match last season and is a steady, top-30 fantasy blueliner.
Just like Duncan Keith, Seabrook had one high-scoring season that's now looking more like the exception than the rule. His 48 points in 2010-11 might be repeatable, but he's much more likely to deliver 30 to 32 points, 200-plus hits and at least 150 blocked shots. Draft him for that and not the 2010-11 numbers. You'll only be disappointed, at least from a fantasy perspective.
Seabrook's offensive numbers might have been down last season, but overall, he played very well (plus-21) considering the overall struggles of the Blackhawks defense. In addition, he led the Hawks in blocked shots with 165 and was one of the top NHL players in that category. And he was also in top 10 in the league in hits with 198. He's a big, two-way defender who will give you 35 points, 200 hits and 150 blocked shots in any given year. Bump up the points if he gets more power-play opportunities.
While defensive teammate Duncan Keith took a dip in his numbers last year, Seabrook had the best season of his career with nine goals and 39 assists. For the third time in the last four seasons, he played every game. The Blackhawks will look for consistent scoring in 2011-12, and the hope is that Seabrook can replicate the aforementioned totals from the blue line en route to healthy win totals.
Seabrook is part of one of the best defensive quartets in the league along with Duncan Keith, Brian Campbell and Niklas Hjalmarsson. He has shown steady output and his numbers were up slightly with four goals and 26 assists compared to the 2008-09 season. His plus/minus for the 2009-10 was slightly down, but still good at plus-20 (plus-23 in 2008-09).
The 24-year-old Seabrook had eight goals and 18 assists for 26 points and a plus-23 last season. Seabrook moves the puck well and should continue to see an increase in his output. He along with Duncan Keith are two of the up-and-coming blue linesmen in the NHL.
Seabrook was the Blackhawks top rearguard last season, scoring nine goals and adding 23 assists in 82 games. He figures to take a backseat to Brian Campbell this season, but should still see significant minutes on the power play. Duncan Keith should still be his linemate and Seabrook should have no problem repeating last year's success.
Seabrook is becoming one of the top defensive risers in the league. For fantasy owners, he still needs to increase his offensive numbers. In 2006-07, he only tallied four goals and 20 assists -- slightly down from the previous season. For this season, those numbers figure to rise with the improvement of fellow defensemen Duncan Keith and Cam Barker, as Seabrook won't be the only scoring threat from the Chicago blue line.
One of the better rookie defensemen last season and should only getter better in 2006-07. Tallied 32 points last season with a plus-5 rating, one of only five Hawks to have a plus rating at the end of the year. His 27 assists was only second to Kyle Calder for the team lead.
Seabrook still needs plenty of seasoning at age 20, after being drafted in the first round (14th overall) in the 2003 draft. He had a very good season in the WHL in 04-05 with a plus-25 and 42 assists.
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Headed to press box
DChicago Blackhawks
October 27, 2019
Seabrook will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's home clash against the Kings, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
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Strikes on power play
DChicago Blackhawks
October 12, 2019
Seabrook scored a power-play goal on his lone shot of the game and added four hits and two blocked shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Jets.
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Chips in during rout
DChicago Blackhawks
April 6, 2019
Seabrook notched two assists in Friday's 6-1 win over the Stars.
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Draws assist on power play
DChicago Blackhawks
March 24, 2019
Seabrook provided an assist on the power play in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win against the Avalanche.
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Helps in non-scoring categories
DChicago Blackhawks
February 27, 2019
Seabrook had three hits and four blocked shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Ducks.
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