Adam Brooks

by Brian Harling on March 31, 2018

 

Adam Brooks, C

Shoots: L

Height: 5-10

Weight: 175

Born: 1996-05-06

Hometown:  Winnipeg, MB

Drafted: 2016 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 92nd Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

March 2018 - Brooks came to the Marlies this year with very high expectations as his last year in junior had been outstanding with 130 points in 66 games. Brooks got off to a slow start with the Marlies and he found himself a health scratch on a regular basis. In Brooks' first 24 AHL games he had but two assists. In the last 7 games Brooks has two goals and five assists. It seems that he has made the adjustment to the pro game and is now a major part of the Marlies offense heading into a playoff run. Brian Harling

December 2017 - Brooks turned pro this year after finishing a high level junior career with the Regina Pats producing 130 points in 66 games. Brooks is a small player at 5-10 and 175 pounds. He has had some difficulty adapting to the pro game with the Marlies. Brooks has two assists in 17 games and has been a healthy scratch a number of times. It will take at least another season to see if Brooks can make the transition to the pro game but he is off to a very slow start in his pro career. Brian Harling

January 2017 – The undersized, overage, swingman is having another extremely productive season for the Regina Pats. His production of over a pair of points per game is the second best in all of Major Junior hockey. In the past three years, he has accumulated 245 points in 165 regular season games, numbers only accumulated by future superstars. Brooks is doing all this without having elite skills, but through hard-work, determination and understanding of his roles. Not only does he produce, he is just as strong trying to get the puck from opponents. For the most part, he plays a professional quality game in junior, this bodes well for his career as his future will take him into the AHL where production will fall, but he should still fulfill a quality, high minute role as he advances. That said his NHL production and quality is questionable at this point, but is worth gambling on, especially with the quality of teammates he is likely to have going forward. He was one of the more mature players the Leafs laid claim to in the 2016 draft. Jason Banks

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

 

His production is duplicated by very few, but he does not really show a noticeable ‘X’ factor that backs up his numbers. For this we must be careful projecting his career path, but it does look positive on the surface, in at least a regular secondary role in the NHL.

 

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Post-draft round up of thoughts on the selection of Brooks:

 

 

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