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Chicago Blackhawks Over/Under Preview – Brent Seabrook

By JoHannah Lowder

April 14, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) in game two of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at Arena. The Blackhawks beat the Coyotes 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Brent Seabrook is one of the players that does exactly what he is supposed to for the Chicago Blackhawks, and it reflected in his final grade for last season.

He had all kinds of great stats, like 9 goals and 25 assists in 78 games as well as a plus 21 for the season. He held the lead in time on the PK, which was successful last year, but my favorite was the 198 hits. In a year when it seemed like the Blackhawks were getting pushed around the ice and out-hit in nearly every game, Seabrook certainly pulled his own weight. It was satisfying to see him stand tall against other physical teams and never lay a dirty hit. He had his lowest PIM in his professional career with only 22 minutes.

Seabrook is the quiet type that is sturdy and reliable – definitely one of the Blackhawks core pieces that matter big time in this shortened season. His value to the team is also recognized by the fans when they voted him the best defenseman on the team for two years in a row.

Considering that his responsibilities lie elsewhere in the game, I say Seabrook has a good season with an over/under of 4 goals and 17 assists and a +/- of +19.

What’s your prediction for Seabrook this year?

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