Adam Brooks

Toronto Maple Leafs
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Fantasy Summary

Slow but steady learner with bottom-six potential


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 6, 1996
Height 5‘10”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 4; Overall: 92

Observations

March 2020 – Brooks hasn’t played since mid-February due an undisclosed injury. The third-year AHLer has been producing at a similar pace as 2018-19 (a slight dip after charging out of the gate in October), and will be among many Marlies competing for a 4th-line Leafs role this fall. Despite being such a brief appearance, his 3 points in 7 NHL call-up games this season will play to his advantage. Hayden Soboleski

 

January 2020 – Brooks has put up 16 points in 20 AHL games so far this season – meaning that he has impressively managed to increase his scoring rate every year since turning pro. He’s become a top-line staple for the Marlies offense and appears to be seeing more ice time in all situations. His strong play has been rewarded with a call-up to the Maple Leafs, but unfortunately he is seeing under 7 minutes aTOI and is putting up zero fantasy value as a result. Another very promising campaign, but he does not appear to be truly in the plans until 2020-21. Hayden Soboleski

 

October 2019 – After impressive two-way development throughout 2018-19, Brooks still wasn’t truly in the conversation for a 4th-line role with the Leafs out of pre-season. The added organizational depth brought in over the summer made it a hotly contested role, but Marlies teammate Timashov pulled it off meaning that the opportunity was there. Brooks is off to a strong start with the Marlies with 4 points in 4 games so far, his highest point pace since turning pro. If he can keep this up, he could very well be next year’s bottom-six addition. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2019 – Finishing the playoffs with 8 points in 13 games means that Brooks exceeded both his regular-season and post-season totals from his rookie campaign. He is demonstrably able to lead a top-six line, dangerous off the rush or on a cycle down low. He has the tools to audition for a 4th-line role this fall, but he is likely another year away from true full-time consideration. Hayden Soboleski

February 2019 – Brooks still isn’t the offensive force he was in Junior, but his paces all around have improved as a sophomore pro. His points, goals, and SOG have all improved noticeably, without being falsely inflated by powerplay numbers. He remains another year or two away from pushing for a real chance for NHL time, but steps forward like this are always welcome by fantasy owners. Hayden Soboleski

 

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 healthy 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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Winnipeg Hawks Bantam AAA Div 2 WBAAA2 30 59 44 103 20 |          
 2010-2011 Winnipeg Hawks U15 AAA WBAAA 30 53 37 90 10 |          
  Winnipeg Hawks City U17 WCML 3 1 1 2 0 |          
 2011-2012 Winnipeg Thrashers U18 AAA MMHL 37 17 24 41 6 | Playoffs 7 1 3 4
  Team Manitoba WCCC-16 4 4 1 5 - |          
  Canada U16 YOG 6 5 2 7 6 |          
 2012-2013 Regina Pats WHL 55 4 8 12 13 |          
  Canada Western U17 WHC-17 5 1 0 1 2 |          
 2013-2014 Regina Pats WHL 60 4 7 11 24 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
 2014-2015 Regina Pats WHL 64 30 32 62 18 | Playoffs 9 4 3 7
 2015-2016 Regina Pats WHL 72 38 82 120 30 | Playoffs 12 7 16 23
 2016-2017 Regina Pats WHL 66 43 87 130 61 | Playoffs 17 5 13 18 12 
 2017-2018 Toronto Marlies AHL 57 8 11 19 2 | Playoffs 20 2 4 6
 2018-2019 Toronto Marlies AHL 61 21 19 40 28 | Playoffs 13 6 2 8
 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7 0 3 3 0 |          
  Toronto Marlies AHL 29 9 11 20 19 |          

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