| 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
| August 21, 1976 (age 39)
Madison, WI, USA (1976-08-21) |
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
New Jersey Devils
Alex Brooks Wikipedia
Alex Whitmore Brooks (born August 21, 1976 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played as an Undrafted player, 19 games in the National Hockey League for the New Jersey Devils in the 2006–07 season.
Undrafted and out of college from the University of Wisconsin, Brooks took his game to Jokerit of the Finnish First League. The New Jersey Devils, attracted to Brooks' tough defensive play, signed the defenseman to an entry-level contract. Brooks spent four years with the Devils' minor league affiliate, the Albany River Rats. When veteran center Pascal Rheaume was traded, Brooks was named captain, and held that post even after the team relocated to Lowell.
In the 2006–07 season, when several Devils were injured, including Colin White, Johnny Oduya, and Brad Lukowich, Brooks was called up, playing 19 games and scoring 1 assist to go along with 4 PIM. Then, in a game against the St. Louis Blues, Brooks broke his foot, and was subsequently sent back to Lowell, and was replaced by Andy Greene. He returned to Lowell and regained his post as captain. Andy Greene flourished, and thus, Brooks was left in Lowell.
On August 9, 2007, Brooks signed on with the St. Louis Blues. However, with chances limited, Brooks provided a veteran presence in Peoria, the Blues minor league squad. He played one season with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL before returning to Finland and Jokerit for the 2009–10 season.
Brooks played his final professional season with Karlskrona HK of the Swedish Division 1 in 2010–11 before retiring and joining the Chicago Blackhawks staff as a pro scout.