Robert William Brooke
Right Wing-Center
Right-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 pounds
Born: 12.18.60 Melrose, Massachusetts
How he arrived: Traded by the Minnesota North Stars for Aaron Broten, 1.5.90
How he left: Traded to the Winnipeg Jets for Laurie Boschman, 9.6.90
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1989-90
NJ
35
8
10
18
3
30
44
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Franchise
Career Totals
 
35
8
10
18
3
30
44
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
By the time the Devils got Brooke, he was at his best at being a role player. He could still provide a little offense, but
was a solid defender and penalty killer.

He only played in the league for 7 seasons. After he was traded to the Jets, he chose not to report and retired instead. He
would earn an MBA at Harvard, which seems blasphemous since he originally attended and graduated from Yale.

He would go into banking, eventually working for First Boston Corporation.

Reading other things he had done, working in other banks during offseasons, on Wall Street and whatnot, plus having
written an article that was published in the New York Times, it was clear that he had plenty of ideas for life outside of
hockey. So I'm sure he had no regrets.
Entry Draft: 1980 Fourth Round Pick (75th overall) by the
St. Louis Blues
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1989-90
NJ
5
0
0
0
0
14
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
5
0
0
0
0
14
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise
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