Brookwell agrees to terms with Gladiators
The Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League and the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.
Brookwell earned a career best 15 points (4g-11a) in 63 games last season with the Gladiators. His +13 rating led Gladiators defensemen in that category. He also appeared in four Kelly Cup Playoff games last year with Gwinnett.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound defenseman began his professional career with Gwinnett in the 2010-11 season. Brookwell earned seven points (2g-5a) in 48 games with the Gladiators.
Before he began his professional career, the Calgary, Alberta, native played four seasons at the University of Denver from 2006-10. He earned 12 points (3g-9a) in 136 career collegiate games with the Pioneers. Brookwell was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team in his senior season as he led the University of Denver in blocked shots.