The Toronto Maple Leafs have locked up a significant piece of their future. On Thursday morning Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment announced the contract extension of Winnipeg-born forward Adam Brooks.
The new contract is two years in length and of the two-way variety. The deal features an annual average value of $725K at the NHL level, with Brooks making $700K in 2020 and $750K in 2021. If playing in the American Hockey League, the 24-year-old will make $175K in 2020 and $250K in 2021.
“I couldn’t be happier to be back in Toronto for two more seasons!” the Maple Leafs’ 2016 fourth round selection Tweeted Thursday morning. Brooks made his NHL debut in 2019-20, before going on to skate in seven total games for the big club. Fittingly, he earned his first career point in his hometown, before going on to collect two more assists by the time he was sent back down to the Marlies.
With Toronto’s affiliate, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound forward had nine goals and 20 points in 29 games before the season came to an early end. In 147 total AHL contests, he has 38 goals, 79 points and 49 penalty minutes, while also adding eight goals, 14 points and 10 postseason penalty minutes. The two-time Western Hockey League first team all-star also won the AHL’s Calder Cup championship following the 2017-18 season.
Prior to joining the Maple Leafs and Marlies, the former Winnipeg Thrasher suited up for the WHL’s Regina Pats for five seasons – two of which he serve in a prominent leadership role. He put up 135 goals, 384 points and 170 penalty minutes in 359 combined games, including back-to-back seasons featuring 120 and 130 points in 2015-16 and 2016-17.