Tsawwassen’s Brent Seabrook is jumping further into the Western Hockey League coaching waters.
After stepping in as a guest coach last season, the three-time Stanley Cup champion has joined the Vancouver Giants as a Player Development Coach.
The 37-year-old former Chicago Blackhawks star defenceman has been on the ice over the weekend as the Giants wrap up their main training camp at the Ladner Leisure Centre. Seabrook was initially asked to help out last season when head coach Michael Dyck was away with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships.
“We are pleased that Brent is returning to the Giants this season,” said Giants general manager Barclay Parneta. “His experience in the game is incredibly valuable and his input can have a massive impact on our culture.”
“I’m excited to rejoin the Giants after getting involved last season,” added Seabrook. “I look forward to sharing my experiences with the players and helping develop them as players, and as individuals within the Giants organization.”
Seabrook helped the Blackhawks win Stanley Cups in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He served as an alternate captain for five seasons and accumulated 464 points in 1,114 NHL games after being Chicago’s first round pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
After coming through South Delta Minor Hockey, he was a key member of the Delta Ice Hawks’ first-ever championship team and went on to have a decorated WHL career with the Lethbridge Hurricanes.