07/02/2012 2:44 PM - The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with 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 National Hockey League games, racking up 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, collecting 32 penalty minutes in 17 career postseason tilts. He has also tallied 125 points (29G, 96A) and 970 penalty minutes in 361 career American Hockey League games and was awarded the Eddie Shore Award in 2007 as the league’s best defenseman.