Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Willie Brossart
Left-winger Willie Brossart was role player for six NHL season in the 1970s. He was adept at digging the puck out of the corners and causing a bit of commotion around the opposition's goal.

Born in Allan, Saskatchewan, Brossart was a hard-working player in junior with the WCJHL's Swift Current Broncos and Estevan Bruins. He was selected 28th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers at the 1969 Amateur Draft the sent to the AHL to develop. He performed solidly with the Quebec Aces for two years then played 42 games for the big club in 1971-72.

The young winger's playing time virtually disappeared in 1972-73. The Flyers sent him back to the minors since they had Bill Barber, Ross Lonsberry, Bob Kelly, and Dave Schultz at left wing. A trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs in May 1973 did not alter matters drastically. Brossart suited up for the season opener and sixteen other games that year but spent more than his share of time in the press box.

In November 1974, Brossart and Tim Ecclestone were sent to the struggling Washington Capitals for veteran defenceman Rod Seiling. He saw more ice time on the woeful Caps but struggled in 1975-76 with a -49 rating in only 49 games. Brossart retired in 1977 after splitting the year between Richmond Wildcats and Baltimore Clippers of the Southern League.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1966-67 Swift Current Broncos Exhib. 26 13 10 23
1967-68 Swift Current Broncos WCJHL 59 12 34 46 199
1968-69 Swift Current<196>Estevan WCJHL 62 8 27 35 94 10 1 3 4 14
1969-70 Quebec Aces AHL 57 5 9 14 67 6 0 0 0 0
1970-71 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -2
1970-71 Quebec Aces AHL 62 8 17 25 182 1 0 2 2 0
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 42 0 4 4 12 -7
1971-72 Richmond Robins AHL 29 3 14 17 76
1972-73 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 0 1 1 0 -5
1972-73 Richmond Robins AHL 54 1 29 30 66 3 0 0 0 0
1973-74 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 17 0 1 1 20 +2 1 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 0 0 0 2 0
1974-75 Washington Capitals NHL 12 1 0 1 14 -14
1975-76 Washington Capitals NHL 49 0 8 8 40 -49
1975-76 Richmond Robins AHL 30 2 7 9 22 8 0 3 3 2
1976-77 Richmond Wildcats SHL 36 4 20 24 24
1976-77 Baltimore Clippers SHL 8 0 4 4 0
NHL Totals 129 1 14 15 88 1 0 0 0 0


Traded to Toronto by Philadelphia for cash, May 23, 1973. Traded to Washington by Toronto with Tim Ecclestone for Rod Seiling, November 2, 1974.