|Alexander Whitmore Brooks
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 pounds
Born: 8.21.76 Madison, Wisconsin
|How he arrived: Signed as a free agent from Jokerit (FIN), 7.12.02
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Blues, 8.9.07
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Brooks got a chance to play regularly over in Finland (with Jokerit) after going undrafted and after finishing college at
Wisconsin. He brought a toughness to their team in his only season there, and got to play with future teammate in
North America Olli Malmivaara while he was with them.
He immediately was assigned to Albany after he signed with the Devils. He would play with them for 4 years, and went
with the team with Lowell when the Devils changed AHL affiliates. The most newsworthy piece about him with the
Rats and the Baby Devils was that he was named the captain of the team after Pascal Rheaume was traded to Phoenix.
He got to see some games with the big team in 06-07 when injuries came to Colin White, Brad Lukowich, and Johnny
Oduya at various points. The emergence of Andy Greene later that season would spell the end of Brooks' chances to
make the team permanently.
He would sign with the Blues to play for the Peoria Rivermen. It was only for one year, though. He would move on to
the Chicago Wolves, Atlanta's AHL team, for the 08-09 season.
He would return to Jokerit the season after, then played with Karlskrona HK in Sweden's first division before retiring
He joined the Chicago Blackhawks staff immediately after as a pro scout, a job he still hold today.