07/17/2013 11:00 AM
Photo by Greg Hamil
Article By: Nate Haeni
Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs, of the American Hockey League and proud affiliate of the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, have agreed to terms with veteran forward Wade Brookbank on an AHL contract for the 2013-14 season.
Brookbank, 35, appeared in 28 games for the IceHogs in 2012-13, tallying an assist and racking up 100 penalty minutes. In 101 career games with Rockford, the Lanigan, Saskatchewan native has registered eight points (3g-5a) and 287 PIMs.
The 2013-14 campaign marks Brookbank’s 17th professional season, including four with the IceHogs. The 35-year-old forward has skated in 127 career National Hockey League contests with the Nashville Predators, Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes. Brookbank has also logged a total of 424 career games in the AHL with Grand Rapids, Binghamton, Milwaukee, Manitoba, Providence, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Albany and Norfolk.
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