Sophomore defenseman Keith Seabrook (Delta, British Columbia) has left Denver to begin his professional career and forfeited his remaining three years of college hockey eligibility, DU head coach George Gwozdecky announced Monday. Seabrook has signed a major junior A contract with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League.
“Keith and his family felt the U.S. college hockey development model of practice and games combined with rigorous academics would not benefit his hockey career,” Gwozdecky said. “Our development model has proven to be successful and rewarding, and we’re looking forward to the 2007-08 season.”
Seabrook tallied 13 points on two goals and 11 assists in 37 games as a freshman in 2006-07. Seabrook finished with a -3 plus/minus rating. He was a 2006 NHL second round draft pick of the Washington Capitals.