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Brent Sopel with Stanley Cup About Brent Hockey Camp

Brent had a successful 15 year NHL career, with over 650 games under his belt, including 71 playoff games. Starting in Vancouver, he acted as an offensive defenseman and played a key role on the team’s power play unit. After the 2004-05 lockout, Brent realized that he needed to switch his style of play to adapt to the new rules of the game.

After modifying his approach, Brent began making a name for himself in Chicago as a defensive defenseman. He quickly became a staple on the team’s penalty kill and was known for his remarkable shot blocking. The new style of play proved to be crucial, as Brent went on to win the Stanley Cup in 2010 with the Blackhawks.

Brent ultimately ended up leaving the NHL in 2011 and joined the KHL where he played two years for the Novokuznetsk Metallurg. He currently plays for Salavat Yulaev (Ufa, Russia), where he continues to be an important factor in the team’s success.

The WHL and Hockey Canada support the Academy of Defense Hockey Camp