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1970 NHL DRAFT PICK
Gord Brooks
Selected in fourth round
No. 51 overall by St. Louis Blues

Born September 11, 1950
Position: Right Wing
Height: 5-8   Weight: 168
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: London (OHA)                                 
Birthplace: Cobourg, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Cobourg, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1968-69 HamiltonOHA54 97 1647
1969-70 HamiltonOHA 216 511 32
  LondonOHA 319 2332 47

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous:
Played Junior B hockey with hometown Cobourg Cougars before jumping to major junior. ... Hamilton traded Brooks, Gary Geldart, Dave Gilmour and Mike Craig to London in exchange for Rick Kehoe, Jim Schoenfeld and Ken Southwick in December 1969.
NHL CAREER
Debut: December 10, 1971 (St. Louis at California)
Numbers:  24, 19 (St. Louis); 10 (Washington)
Stanley Cup: Never won.  Playing Status: Retired 1987
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
YearsTeamsGPGATPPIM
1971-1975 St. Louis, Washington70 71825 37

NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
1974-75:
Played on first Washington Capitals team.
Miscellaneous: Signed with Quebec Nordiques organization as free agent in 1979 but never played for parent team.
NON-NHL CAREER
Post-Draft Teams: Kansas City, Fort Worth (CHL); Denver (WHL); Richmond (AHL); Philadelphia (NAHL); Philadelphia/Syracuse (AHL); Klagenfurt (Austria); Saginaw, Toledo (IHL); Petrolia, Brantford (OHA Sr.)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
IHL Turner Cup:
1981 (Saginaw)
NAHL Lockhart Cup: 1976 (Philadelphia)
AHL All-Star First Team: 1977-78 (Philadelphia)
IHL All-Star First Team: 1981-82 (Saginaw)
NAHL All-Star Second Team: 1976-77 (Philadelphia)
AHL Sollenberger Trophy (Points Leader): 1977-78 (Philadelphia) (98 points, co-winner along with Rick Adduono)
IHL Playoffs Points Leader: 1982 (Saginaw) (21 points)
IHL Playoffs Goals Leader: 1982 (Saginaw) (12 goals)
1983-84: Played five regular-season games for Toledo team that went on to win IHL Turner Cup.
Miscellaneous: Named WHL Player of Week in late January 1974 after scoring 10 points in three games for Denver.
Personal: Also known as Gordie Brooks during his playing career.
HOW HE GOT AWAY
EXPANSION: St. Louis left Brooks unprotected for the 1974 NHL Expansion Draft. He was claimed by Washington on June 12, 1974.

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SNAPSHOT '70
Total Selected: 115
Forwards: 66
Defense: 36
Goaltenders: 12
Position n/a: 1
Major Junior: 87
College Players: 18
Canadian: 109
Euro-Canadian: 0
USA Citizens: 6
U.S.-Born: 6
European: 0
Reached NHL: 60
Won Stanley Cup: 7
Hall of Fame: 3
All-Star Game: 11
Year-end All-Star: 4
Olympians: 2
Picks Traded: 13
 
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