Adam Brooks – Centre – Played for Toronto Maple Leafs (2019-2021)
Adam Brooks was a 4th round pick for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He played a few great season with the Toronto Marlies, and in 2020-21, he had four goals and an assist in 11 games with the Leafs.
Brooks was one of the Leafs final cuts at training camp this season. The team wanted Brooks to start the season with the Marlies, but he was claimed by the Montreal Canadiens when he was put on waivers.
Actually, Brooks was a real journeyman this season as he was later claimed by the Vegas Golden Knight, then the Toronto Maple Leafs and finally the Winnipeg Jets. Brooks couldn’t seem to get comfortable with any of these new teams and his point production wasn’t great this season as a result with only five points 25 games.
The Leafs obviously want Brooks on their team as they claimed him off waivers back in February, but it might just be as an minor leaguer who can sub onto the big club when injuries occur. Since he’s a Winnipeg native, I thought he’d stick with the Jets, but after going pointless in 14 games since arriving in Winnipeg, I’m not sure if they’ll re-sign him.