PERSONALITY-O-METER BRENT SEABROOK
The five most interesting characters I’ve played with in the NHL
> He never shuts up. He’s always giving everyone a hard time. We call him ‘Sheriff Seabrook.’ He’s policing the locker room and everywhere the team goes. It’s funny, and he’s humorous about it, but it’s an indirect way to keep everyone accountable. He’s just one of those funny personalities. He’s always going. The second he gets to the rink, he’s loud and stirring things up all the time.
> He’s… I’m trying to think of a word for a curveball or a variable. He’s a wild card. On the ice, he’s got that fire in him. Off the ice, too, he’s always in a good mood. He’s always bringing excitement to the locker room. He’s got that fiery personality.
> He was the commissioner of our Masters league and fantasy football. Anything to do with fantasy leagues. I’d never really done any of those before, but the Masters was the one I really enjoyed. He was just that veteran guy who was at the back of the bus telling stories, always laughing. He had that loud laugh. When you heard it, you didn’t even know what he was talking about if you were out of earshot, but his laugh had everyone erupting in laughter all the time. He was a character and a lot of fun to have in the room. Great teammate.
He thinks he’s an entertainer. He thinks he’s a rapper or a DJ. He performed at our 2010 Stanley Cup rally. He sang some song by LMFAO, some brutal rap. He loved to take over the iPod in the room, playing his house music like he thought he was at a nightclub all the time. He was pretty passionate about his tunes.
> ‘Big Buff’ is always instigating, and there’s not much you can do to get under his skin. He’s just so laid-back that you’re not ever gonna get on his nerves and upset him. It’s funny, back in the day, when Buff used to play on a line with me and Kaner, he was just so chill and… not detached emotionally during games, but he liked to get us fired up. If Kaner was getting mad at me for not passing the puck or the other way around, Buff would stir the pot on the bench and just start giggling when the two of us got mad at each other when things weren’t going our way in games. He was always just keeping things lighthearted while the two of us were dead serious about going out there and scoring.