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Wade Brookbank
WadeBrookbank
Position Defence/wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
225 lb (102 kg)
AHL Team
F. Teams
Rockford IceHogs
Nashville Predators
Vancouver Canucks
Boston Bruins
Carolina Hurricanes
Nationality CAN
Born September 29 1977 (1977-09-29) (age 39),
Lanigan, SK, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 1998 – present

Wade Brookbank (born September 29, 1977) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who plays both defence and wing currently playing for the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Despite limited NHL regular season play Wade Brookbank is well known for his role as an enforcer and consummate team player.

Playing careerEdit

Undrafted, Brookbank has previously played for the Anchorage Aces of the West Coast Hockey League (WCHL), the Oklahoma City Blazers of the Central Hockey League (CHL), the Orlando Solar Bears of the International Hockey League (IHL), the Grand Rapids Griffins, Providence Bruins, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Binghamton Senators, Milwaukee Admirals, Norfolk Admirals and Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL), and the Nashville Predators, Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL.

The 2000–01 season saw him win 2 professional hockey championships. He played the first half of the season with the Oklahoma City Blazers(CHL) before being called up to the Orlando Solar Bears(IHL) where he won the last Turner Cup before the IHL amalgamated with the American Hockey League. He then went back to the Blazers where he helped them capture the Ray Miron President's Cup CHL championship. His unofficial role is that of an enforcer, evident from his 43 career NHL fights, including 17 in his rookie season.

He was traded by the Hurricanes, along with Josef Melichar and a fourth round draft pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Jussi Jokinen on February 7, 2009.[1] He was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals to finish the 2008–09 season. A free agent during the following off-season he signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 31, 2009.[2]

On July 21, 2010, Wade signed as a free agent to a one-year deal with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Wade's younger brother Sheldon is also a professional ice hockey player, currently playing with the Anaheim Ducks of the NHL. He also has an older brother, Leigh. Leigh (Yorkton Terriers), Wade (Melville Millionaires), and Sheldon (Humboldt Broncos) are all Junior "A" alumni of the SJHL. Their father Murray is an assistant coach with the Humboldt Broncos. Wade is the cousin of Geoff Sanderson, a former NHL player.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Melville Millionaires SJHL 60 1 10 11 412
1997–98 Melville Millionaires SJHL 58 8 21 29 330
1997–98 Anchorage Aces WCHL 7 0 0 0 46 4 0 0 0 20
1998–99 Anchorage Aces WCHL 56 0 4 4 337 5 0 0 0 7
1999–00 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 68 3 9 12 354 7 1 1 2 29
2000–01 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 46 1 13 14 267 5 0 0 0 24
2000–01 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 29 0 1 1 122 4 0 0 0 6
2001–02 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 73 1 6 7 337 3 0 1 1 14
2002–03 Binghamton Senators AHL 8 0 0 0 28
2003–04 Nashville Predators NHL 9 0 0 0 38
2003–04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 6 0 0 0 6
2003–04 Vancouver Canucks NHL 20 2 0 2 95
2003–04 Binghamton Senators AHL 4 0 0 0 31
2003–04 Manitoba Moose AHL 4 0 0 0 12
2004–05 Manitoba Moose AHL 68 0 10 10 285 9 0 0 0 10
2005–06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 32 1 2 3 81
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 7 1 0 1 15
2006–07 Providence Bruins AHL 4 0 0 0 15
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 39 1 0 1 116 5 0 0 0 6
2007–08 Albany River Rats AHL 25 0 2 2 28
2007–08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 32 1 1 2 76
2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 27 0 1 1 40
2008–09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 24 0 1 1 46
2009–10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 68 3 4 7 168 4 0 0 0 6
2010–11 Rockford IceHogs AHL 56 2 0 2 143
NHL totals 127 6 3 9 345

TransactionsEdit

  • Sep 1, 2000 - Signed as a free agent by Orlando Solar Bears IHL.
  • Jul 27, 2001 - Signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Senators.
  • Oct 3, 2003 - Claimed by the Nashville Predators from the Ottawa Senators in the NHL Waiver Draft.
  • Dec 17, 2003 - Nashville Predators traded Wade Brookbank to the Vancouver Canucks for future considerations.
  • Dec 19, 2003 - Claimed by the Ottawa Senators off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks.
  • Dec 29, 2003 - Ottawa Senators traded Wade Brookbank to the Florida Panthers for future considerations.
  • Jan 3, 2004 - Claimed by the Vancouver Canucks off waivers from the Florida Panthers.
  • Jul 21, 2006 - Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Boston Bruins.
  • Dec 19, 2006 - Boston Bruins traded Wade Brookbank to the Pittsburgh Penguins for future considerations.
  • Jul 3, 2007 - Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes.
  • Feb 7, 2009 - Carolina Hurricanes traded Wade Brookbank, along with Josef Melichar and a fourth round draft pick in the 2004 draft, to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Jussi Jokinen.
  • Jul 31, 2009 - Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • Jul 21, 2010 - Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Rockford IceHogs.

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