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.