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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook retires after 15 seasons in NHL

Nov 16, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) waits for a face off during the third period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 16, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) waits for a face off during the third period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook announced his retirement Friday due to a hip injury.

The three-time Stanley Cup champion played his entire 15-year career with Chicago, registering 464 points (103 goals, 361 assists) in 1,114 games.

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Seabrook, 35, last played on Dec. 15, 2019 before undergoing multiple surgeries on his right hip.

“It was an honor to play the game that I love, with teammates I love, in front of fans I love, in a city that my family and I have grown to love,” Seabrook said in a statement. “After several surgeries, countless hours of rehab and training to get back on the ice at the level of my expectations, it will not be possible for me to continue playing hockey. This is what is best for me and my family.”

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Chicago’s first-round pick (14th overall) in 2003, Seabrook was an All-Star in 2014-15 and lifted the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He contributed 59 points (20 goals, 39 assists) in 123 playoff games.

–Field Level Media