Brendan Brooks(27) Bakersfield Condors
Undrafted 17th year right wing Brendan Brooks(27) has never skated an NHL game but has managed to play in 8 different pro leagues, including 4 with North American teams and across 5 different countries.
The somewhat small-ish 5’10” 185 lbs. forward even had a formidable campaign last season appearing in only 21 games with Valerenga scoring 16 goals and 11 assists.
It was his second stint in Norway GET-ligaen. He had two of his most productive offensive years with 2014 champs Stavenger Oilers.
The 35-year old has scored 20+ goals six times in his career.
His latest stop, signing with Bakersfield Condors brings him full circle.
After only his second season of OHL junior hockey he played a single ECHL game in 1998 for Mississippi Sea Wolves.
He would then officially turn pro with Quad City Mallards of the UHL and stick with them for a couple of years.
Among the impressive resume of stops he even had one appearance along the way in the old IHL with Cincinnati Cyclones.
He worked his way up the ladder and spent four seasons in the AHL most notably for two with Worcester Ice Cats before splitting overseas.
It’s possible that he’s chosen to play closer to home, because he could be eying the next phase of his hockey lifetime.