It's no surprise Brent Seabrook is a richer man today than he was yesterday.
As has been widely reported for weeks, the 25-year old defenseman will be wearing the Indianhead sweater for another 5 seasons. The contract extension will pay the Candian Olympic Gold Medalist a reported $29 million.
“The Blackhawks are the only organization I’ve ever played for, and I’ve been a part of something very special in Chicago over the last six seasons,” said Seabrook. “I’m excited to continue being a part of this group, playing in the United Center and making our fans proud.”
"Brent is a very important member of our organization and we are looking forward to him being part of a core group that will be a contender for many years to come, Blackhawks Vice President/General Manager Stan Bowman said. “We have been fortunate to have Brent as part of our family since he was a teenager and we are proud to be able to announce this news today."