Gord Brooks

Gordon John Brooks (11 September 1950 – 1 October 2020) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played parts of three seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals.

Gord Brooks
Born (1950-09-11)September 11, 1950
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Died October 1, 2020(2020-10-01) (aged 70)
London, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for St. Louis Blues
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 51st overall, 1970
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1970–1984

Personal lifeEdit

Brooks was born on 11 September 1950 in Cobourg, Ontario.[1] He died on 1 October 2020 at University Hospital, London, Ontario, aged 70.[1]

Playing careerEdit

Drafted in 1970 by the St. Louis Blues, Brooks played 32 games with the Blues before being left exposed for the 1974 NHL Expansion Draft, where he was claimed by the Washington Capitals. Brooks played 38 games during the Capitals' inaugural season before returning to play in the minors where he retired following the 1983–84 season.

AwardsEdit

  • NAHL Second All-Star Team (1976–77)
  • AHL First All-Star Team (1977–78)
  • John B. Sollenberger Trophy (AHL Leading Scorer) (1977–78) (tied with Rick Adduono)
  • IHL First All-Star Team (1981–82)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Obituary of Gord Brooks". Northview Funeral Chapel. Retrieved 6 October 2020.

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