Played On Usa National Team
Though Brooks missed out on an Olympic medal, he did make the U.S. national team as a player. He played with the team in 1961, 1962, 1965, 1967, and 1970. He also played on the 1964 and 1968 Olympic squads.
Though Brooks had a limited playing career, he did serve as captain of the 1965, 1967, 1968, and 1970 teams. During this time period, Brooks worked at a St. Paul insurance agency, which allowed him to continue to play hockey as an amateur.