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And while we realize Brooks was probably in that conversation anyway, the notion became a little more official on Thursday when the Leafs announced they have signed the 24-year-old Winnipeg native to a two-year, two-way contract with an annual average value of $725,000 US.
Brooks got his feet wet in the National Hockey League this past December and January, playing in seven games for the Leafs and recording three assists.
In 29 games with the Toronto Marlies, Brooks had 20 points (nine goals and 11 assists).
“He got his first taste of the NHL this year and it was really impressive to see him thrive within those opportunities,” Marlies coach Greg Moore said earlier this week. “When he came back you could also see a level of confidence that he gained from that experience.”
A fourth-round pick by the Leafs in 2016 (92nd overall), Brooks has compiled 79 points in 147 regular-season games with the Marlies. He has 14 points in 33 career playoff games, including six in 20 when the Marlies won the Calder Cup in 2018.https://www.youtube.com/embed/GKWKVn7kAnI?