Veteran NHLer Brookbank signs in KHL

Sheldon Brookbank, the gritty blueliner that won a Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2013, has signed on to play with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL, the club announced on Friday.

Brookbank, 34, is a veteran of over 300 NHL contests with the Predators, Devils, Ducks and Blackhawks. His best season came during the 2011-12 campaign, when he set career highs in games (80) and points (14) for the Ducks, which led to him inking a two-year deal with Chicago.

Brookbank wasn’t brought back to the Windy City this year, though, and failed to latch on in Calgary after attending camp on a PTO.

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