Carl Brewer (ice Hockey)
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Carl Brewer Ice Hockey

Carl Brewer
Born (1938-10-21)October 21, 1938
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died August 25, 2001(2001-08-25) (aged 62)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
HIFK
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
Toronto Toros
National team  Canada
Playing career 1957–1980
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Men's ice hockey
Ice Hockey World Championships
Bronze medal - third place

Carl Thomas Brewer (October 21, 1938 - August 25, 2001) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. Brewer attended De La Salle College and Riverdale Collegiate Institute prior to his hockey career.[1]

Brewer started his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1958. He also played with the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues. He won three Stanley Cups with Toronto in 1962, 1963 and 1964. He regained his amateur status after walking out of Maple Leafs training camp in 1965.[2] He was not eligible to become a professional again until December 18, 1968.[3] In 1966 and 1967 he played with the Canadian National team, winning a bronze medal at the 1967 Ice Hockey World Championships. His contractual rights were traded from the Maple Leafs to the Red Wings for Doug Barrie on March 4, 1968. He was a player-coach with the Muskegon Mohawks at the time of the transaction.[3] His brief stint in HIFK made such an impact on Finnish hockey that he was inducted to the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003.

In the 1990s, Brewer played a major role in seeing former NHL Players' Association boss Alan Eagleson convicted and sent to prison for racketeering, fraud and embezzling.

Brewer died on August 25, 2001, following heart problems.

Awards and achievements

Personal life

Carl spent 17 years investigating National Hockey League pensions and the activities of R. Alan Eagleson, then executive director of the National Hockey League Player's Association. His determination and efforts alongside longtime companion Susan Foster resulted in Eagleson's incarceration and the NHL players receiving their entitled diverted pension funds totalling more than $50 million dollars. Carl's son Mike also played professional hockey and was an All-American at Brown in 1992.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1955-56 Toronto Marlboros OHA 10 1 3 4 6 11 3 5 8 10
1955-56 Toronto Marlboros M-Cup -- -- -- -- -- 13 1 2 3 12
1956-57 Toronto Marlboros OHA 48 8 24 32 154 9 4 3 7 33
1957-58 Toronto Marlboros OHA 50 10 37 47 212 13 3 9 12 75
1957-58 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1957-58 Toronto Marlboros M-Cup -- -- -- -- -- 5 1 1 2 12
1958-59 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 69 3 21 24 125 12 0 6 6 40
1958-59 Rochester Americans AHL 1 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
1959-60 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 67 4 19 23 150 10 2 3 5 16
1960-61 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 51 1 14 15 92 5 0 0 0 4
1961-62 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 67 1 22 23 89 8 0 2 2 22
1962-63 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 2 23 25 168 10 0 1 1 12
1963-64 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 57 4 9 13 114 12 0 1 1 30
1964-65 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 4 23 27 177 6 1 2 3 12
1967-68 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 63 13 55 68 82 9 3 9 12 4
1968-69 HIFK SM-s 20 4 14 18 53 -- -- -- -- --
1969-70 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 2 37 39 51 4 0 0 0 2
1970-71 St. Louis Blues NHL 19 2 9 11 29 5 0 2 2 8
1971-72 St. Louis Blues NHL 42 2 16 18 40 -- -- -- -- --
1973-74 Toronto Toros WHA 77 2 23 25 42 12 0 4 4 11
1979-80 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1979-80 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 20 0 5 5 2 -- -- -- -- --
WHA totals 77 2 23 25 42 12 0 4 4 11
NHL totals 604 25 198 223 1037 72 3 17 20 146

References

  1. ^ Collins, Robert (October 20, 1962). "Seven Ways to Take Foolish Risks Out of Football". Maclean's Magazine. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Mahovlich, Ullman Traded," The Edmonton Journal, Monday, March 4, 1968. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Trade Was a Shock," The Canadian Press (CP), Tuesday, March 5, 1968. Retrieved January 25, 2023.

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