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Chicago Blackhawks By The Numbers- Brent Seabrook

By Keith Schultz
Apr 15, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) skates with the puck during game two of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. The Blackhawks won the game 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 15, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) skates with the puck during game two of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. The Blackhawks won the game 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports /
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Chicago Blackhawks By The Numbers Looks At The Numbers A Chicago Blackhawks Player Put Up This Past Season And For His Career. Today We Look Back At Brent Seabrook‘s Numbers.

The Chicago Blackhawks social media contingent has a serious love/hate relationship with Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook.  He can be widely frustrating on the defensive end while coming up huge in the biggest moments of the season.  Here is a look at his numbers this past year.

2015-2016 Goals-14

Seabrook put in a career high amount of goals this season which if you think about the season the Chicago Blackhawks had is quite remarkable.  The offense ran through the second line for most of the season, but somehow Seabrook who averaged about 8 goals a game almost double his normal output.

Goals Per Season

  • 06-5
  • 07-4
  • 08-9
  • 09-8
  • 10-4
  • 11-9
  • 12-9
  • 13-8
  • 14-7
  • 15-8
  • 16-14
  • Career Total-85

2015-2016 Assist Total-35

This is where you can tell there was a difference with the Chicago Blackhawks offense for most of the season.  With the Chicago Blackhawks only having 3 trusted defenseman the offense struggled especially when there was Viktor Svedberg/Michal Rozsival pairings.   Due to these type of third pairings meant that Seabrook was on the ice more which meant he picked up more assists than normal, but really in the end it hurt the Hawks offense and breakouts all year long.

Assists By The Years

  • 06-27
  • 07-20
  • 08-23
  • 09-18
  • 10-26
  • 11-39
  • 12-25
  • 13-12
  • 14-34
  • 15-23
  • 16-35

Seabrook Career Assist Totals-282

Possession Numbers- 48.2 Corsi

The story of the 2015-2016 Chicago Blackhawks is that they didn’t have the same type of possession numbers this past year, and although Patrick Kane saved the day on occasions, and the Blackhawks threw in a 12 game winning streak. This didn’t hide the fact that for a team that dominated the puck for years struggled in this area especially against teams like the LA Kings who play the same kind of game.

Seabrook’s Corsi number was the first time in his entire career that his number had dipped below 50, and it’s not the only possession number that hit an all-time low. His Fenwick number was also a record low which means the Chicago Blackhawks need to figure out what went wrong and what needs to be fixed or we will be talking about the Chicago Blackhawks problems in the month of May again next year.

Playoff Numbers- 1 Goal 1 Assist

One thing you can always count in the playoffs is that no matter what kind of season Seabrook had, he would step up in the playoffs. He’s scored some of the biggest overtime goals in team history, and with a first round exit in 7 games, we didn’t get to see any magic.

What did you think of Seabrook’s numbers last year?

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