|Debut:||March 12, 1971
(Philadelphia at New York)
|Final NHL game:|| January 24, 1976
(Washington at Pittsburgh)
|Stanley Cup:||Never won|
|Numbers worn:||25, 3, 10 (Philadelphia);
25 (Toronto); 17, 5 (Washington)
Philadelphia, Toronto, Washington
Years: 1971-1976. Playoffs: 1974
|Stanley Cup Playoffs|
|Complete statistics available at NHL.com|
Played defense for the majority of his professional career. ... Finished third in the AHL with 182 penalty minutes for Quebec in 1970-71.
May 23, 1973 -- Rights sold by Philadelphia to Toronto as part of the May 15, 1973, trade in which Philadelphia sent 1973 first-round pick (Bob Neely) and future considerations (sale of Brossart and the July 27, 1973 transfer of Doug Favell) to Toronto in exchange for the NHL rights to Bernie Parent, who was playing in the WHA at the time. Nov. 2, 1974 -- Traded by Toronto with Tim Ecclestone to Washington in exchange for Rod Seiling. September 1976 -- Signed WHA contract with Birmingham.
Missed remainder of 1974-75 season with broken right ankle, an injury suffered in Washington's Nov. 27, 1974, game vs. Minnesota -- the same game in which he scored his only NHL goal. ... Missed part of 1975-76 with eye injury, suffered when he was cut by Pierre Larouche's stick in what proved to be his final NHL game on Jan. 24, 1976, at Pittsburgh.
Full Name: Wilfrid
Also Known as: Bill Brossart, Willy Brossart
Other Post-Draft Teams: Quebec (AHL); Richmond (AHL); Richmond, Baltimore (SHL)
|Selected by Alberta Oilers in 1972 WHA Draft -- the first-ever WHA Draft -- in February 1972.||Selected by Edmonton Oilers in 1973 WHA draft of established professional players.||Accidentally listed as having the last name Brossard" in all NHL publications of 1969-70 season.||Shifted from his natural position of left wing to defense once he turned pro in 1969.|
|Shifted back to left wing by Philadelphia coaches during team's 1972 training camp.||Paired on defense with Jim McKenny for Toronto during 1973-74 season.||Joined the first Washington Capitals team in 1974-75, following a trade from Toronto.||Was playing in the SHL with Baltimore when that league folded on Jan. 31, 1977.|
|Won Stanley Cup:||10|
|Hall of Fame:||1|
|1969 PICKS BY TEAM|
OTHERS DRAFTED IN 1969