Winnipeg Jets claim Adam Brooks off waivers

For the fourth time this season, Adam Brooks has been claimed off waivers, this time by the Winnipeg Jets.

The claim comes two days after he was claimed by the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team he originally started the season with. The Leafs had to place him on waivers due to cap issues as they had to fire Timothy Liljegren to comply when they claimed him.

Brooks started the season with the Leafs, who drafted him in the fourth round in 2016, and developed him. He made his NHL debut in 2019-20 and played in seven games, and had 11 more games in 2020-21, including four goals that season.

Brooks was not on the Leafs roster after training camp and as a result was waived and claimed by the Montreal Canadiens. He only played four games for them before being placed on waivers and claimed by the Vegas Golden Knights. He played seven games for them before being put on waivers again and claimed by the Leafs.

The main reason the Jets claimed him now and not a few days ago is because they’ve had a few more injuries since then, with both Andrew Copp and Cole Perfetti with upper body injuries. Brooks adds a bit more depth to the squad when they need it, and it costs them nothing either.

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