Fuel add defenseman Alex Brooks in trade with Kansas City
Indy receives rights to third-year blueliner; Riley Sweeney dealt to MavericksAug 2, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, announced Thursday that they have received the rights to defenseman Alex Brooks from the Kansas City Mavericks in exchange for defenseman Riley Sweeney.
Brooks, 27, skated in 67 games for the Mavericks last season, registering four goals and 16 assists along with four penalty minutes. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound rearguard is entering his third professional season, posting 40 points (7g, 33a) in 114 total ECHL contests with Kansas City and the South Carolina Stingrays.
A four-year product of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Div. III), Brooks made his pro debut at the end of the 2015-16 season with a three-game stint with the Fayetteville FireAntz in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), where he tallied five assists. The native of Walker, Mich. split his rookie season between the SPHL and ECHL, marking one goal and five assists in 12 games with Fayetteville in addition to call-ups with South Carolina and the then-Missouri Mavericks.
At UW-Stevens Point, Brooks helped lead the Pointers to the 2016 Division III National title, scoring the game-winning goal in his team’s 5-1 win over St. Norbert in the National Championship game, while earning a spot on the NCAA All-Tournament Team. Brooks’ 30 points (7g, 23a) in 31 games as a senior ranked third in the nation among defensemen, garnering him First Team All-American and All-WIAC honors. In 114 career college games, the defenseman compiled 18 goals and 86 assists.
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