Too many injuries to the defense have led to the decision by Brent Seabrook of the Chicago Blackhawks today. Blueliner has stopped playing in the NHL and basically announced that he will retire from professional hockey.
Seabrook met with the media on Friday and issued a statement, but it is important to note that the word “retirement” is never actually used. Instead, for cap reasons, Seabrook will be transferred to LTIR as his current contract remains for three years. This money is only partially out of the Blackhawks book.
He shared the news with Duncan Keith after the match on Sunday, calling Keith his best friend, “He’s attached to me like he’s wearing a leash …. He’s come a few times and just I’m sitting there. It was touching. “
Seabrook said in a statement:
“I’m very proud to have played with the Blackhawks for the entire 15-year National Hockey League career in Chicago. In a city I loved with my family and I, with my favorite teammates. It was an honor to play my favorite game in front of my favorite fans. After a few surgeries, countless rehab, and training to get back on the ice at my expected level, I continue to play hockey. This is the best thing for me and my family. The love and support of my wife Dana and my children, Carter, Kenji and Dylan meant everything to me. My parents. Gary and Susanne, and my brother Keith, are behind me at every stage and are my foundation.
Doctor details when everyone finally knew
In another statement, team doctor Dr. Michael Terry will play again if something happens because Seabrook has been tested for three months and has had successful surgery on both his hips and right shoulder. He explains that he should have been given the opportunity. But that wasn’t enough.
Terry says his long-term problems with his right hip prevent him from playing professional hockey. Everyone has come to realize that he isn’t working well enough to be a professional athlete. Seabrook pointed out that there is basically no cartilage on the right hip. “I told my body to screw it into my body for 15 years, it finally turned around, well, I’m not going to do it anymore.”
Seabrook scored a total of 464 points in more than 1,114 career regular season games, leading the 2015-16 14-goal 49-point campaign.
– NHL Sports
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