IMPORTANT HOCKEY STUFF: He has gold medals at 3 different levels U18, Jrs, and the Olympics. But since he's a defenseman, I'll bet most folks don't even know his name.
After a 42-point season in 02/03 with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Seabrook was drafted 14th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2003 Draft. Seabrook made his professional debut after completing his fourth and final WHL season, being assigned to the Norfolk Admirals, the Blackhawks' AHL team, for the final three games of the regular season and six post-season games. Seabrook cracked the Blackhawks' lineup his first year out of junior in 05/06 and recorded 5 goals and 32 points as a rookie. In his third NHL season, in 07/08, Seabrook matched his rookie total with 32 points while tallying a personal best nine goals. He began the season on the top-defensive pairing with Duncan Keith. The following season, he became an integral part of a young and rejuvenated Blackhawks team that made the playoffs for the first time in seven years the following season in 09. Seabrook scored 11 points in 17 post-season games as the Blackhawks made it to the Western Conference Finals, where they were defeated by the (Spawn of Satan) Detroit Red Wings.
REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF: Well, when I was watching the game, my thoughts were "wow, he looks a little like Crosby" well, at least he did at the time. He'd just gotten flattened by a duckling (previously on HftL) James Wisniewski a former Blackhawk. (Which Wisniewski got an 8 game suspension for WATCH IT HERE -
You get to really see why Seabrook makes a feature on this blog if you watch the whole video. He. Is. Stunning. And you also get to see why Wisniewski was already posted, he can hit like a train (Although the author views this particular hit as questionable. There is a certain understanding, that if you hit one of mine hard, I hit one of yours harder.) and looks good doing it. Now I better pull my thoughts back to the present and the stunning Mr. Seabrook before Stephanie considers it necessary to edit me. [laughs]
And well, I know there are at least a few Blackhawk fans who regularly read this site... and did I forget to mention he's stunning??? Since I just might have gotten the tiniest bit subtracted... er... I mean distracted.