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Born January 7, 1977 (1977-01-07) (age 33),
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Vancouver Canucks
Los Angeles Kings
New York Islanders
NHL Draft 144th overall, 1995
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1997 – present

Brent Sopel (born January 7, 1977 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

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Vancouver Canucks

On April 3, 1996, just under a year after being drafted, Sopel signed his first professional contract with his draft team, the Vancouver Canucks.[1] Sopel scored his first NHL goal on April 10, 1999 against the Edmonton Oilers' Tommy Salo.[2]

Sopel was traded back to the Canucks during their 2006–07 season, on February 1, 2007, the NHL trade deadline. He missed the first game of the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Dallas Stars after he injured his back picking a cracker up off the floor.[3] The Canucks beat the Stars in quadruple overtime, in the sixth longest game in NHL history.[4]

New York Islanders

On August 3, 2005, the Canucks traded Sopel to the New York Islanders for a conditional draft pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.[5] On August 16, just under a week after being traded, Sopel signed a two-year, $4.8-million with the Islanders.[6]

Chicago Blackhawks

Heading into the 2007–08 season with no contract, Sopel was invited to the Detroit Red Wings' training camp.[7] However, on September 28, 2007, Sopel left Red Wings camp, signing a one-year, $1.5-million contract with the Chicago Blackhawks after the Red Wings had only offered a one-year, $500,000 contract.[8][9] On January 10, 2008, Sopel signed a 3-year, $7-million contract extension with the Blackhawks, keeping him in Chicago through to the 2010-11 NHL season.[10]

Awards

  • 2002NHL Player of the Week (January 21 – 27)

Transactions

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A PTS PIM
1993–94 Saskatoon Blades WHL 11 2 2 4 2
1994–95 Saskatoon Blades WHL 22 1 10 11 31
1994–95 Swift Current Broncos WHL 41 4 19 23 50 3 0 3 3 0
1995–96 Swift Current Broncos WHL 71 13 48 61 87 6 1 2 3 4
1995–96 Syracuse Crunch AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Swift Current Broncos WHL 62 15 41 56 109 10 5 11 16 32
1996–97 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Syracuse Crunch AHL 76 10 33 43 70 5 0 7 7 12
1998–99 Syracuse Crunch AHL 53 10 21 31 59
1998–99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 5 1 0 1 4
1999–00 Syracuse Crunch AHL 50 6 25 31 67 4 0 2 2 8
1999–00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 18 2 4 6 12
2000–01 Kansas City Blades IHL 4 0 1 1 0
2000–01 Vancouver Canucks NHL 52 4 10 14 10 4 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 66 8 17 25 44 6 0 2 2 2
2002–03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 81 7 30 37 23 14 2 6 8 4
2003–04 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 10 32 42 36 7 0 1 1 0
2005–06 New York Islanders NHL 57 2 25 27 64
2005–06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 11 0 0 1 1
2006–07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 44 4 19 23 14
2006–07 Vancouver Canucks NHL 20 1 4 5 10 11 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 58 1 19 20 28
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 23 1 1 2 8
NHL totals 515 41 162 203 259 42 2 9 11 10

References

  1. ^ Jamieson, Jim (1996-04-04). "Sports". The Province. 
  2. ^ Jamieson, Jim (1999-04-11). "Canucks wear ugly tie". The Province. 
  3. ^ Ziemer, Brad (2007-04-13). "Sopel's heard enough cracker jokes". The Vancouver Sun. http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/sports/story.html?id=a3ef0d89-d6db-494c-a8aa-434d8b0e1453. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  4. ^ Heika, Mike (2007-04-12). "Stars lose to Canucks in fourth OT". The Dallas Morning News. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/stories/041207dnspostarslede.13808604.html. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  5. ^ Pap, Elliott (2005-08-04). "Brent Sopel moves on to New York Islanders". The Vancouver Sun. 
  6. ^ "Sopel signs on". The Province. 2005-08-17. 
  7. ^ Hunter, Paul (2007-09-16). "A Leaf training camp hopeful". Toronto Star. http://www.thestar.com/printArticle/257124. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  8. ^ "Sopel leaves Wings, signs with Chicago". TSN. 2007-09-28. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=219440&hubname=nhl. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  9. ^ Sassone, Tim (2007-10-17). "Sopel's poise big part of Hawks' early success". Daily Herald. http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=58713. Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  10. ^ "Sopel inks three-year deal with Hawks". TSN. 2008-01-10. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=226950&hubname=nhl. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 

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Simple English

Born January 7, 1977 (1977-01-07) (age 34),
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Atlanta Thrashers
Chicago Blackhawks
Vancouver Canucks
Los Angeles Kings
New York Islanders
NHL Draft 144th overall, 1995
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1997 – present

Brent Sopel (born January 7, 1977 in Calgary, Alberta) is a professional Canadian ice hockey player that currently signed to the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League (NHL) as a Defenceman.

On June 9th, 2010, Sopel won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Sopel was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers along with Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, and Akim Aliu, for the 24th and 54th overall picks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Marty Reasoner, Joey Crabb and Jeremy Morin.


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