Carl Brewer

Carl Thomas Brewer ( born October 21, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario; † August 25, 2001 ) was a Canadian ice hockey player ( Right Wing ) and coach, from 1958 to 1980 for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues played in the National Hockey League and the Toronto Toros in the World Hockey Association.


During his junior time Brewer played for the Toronto Marlboros in the OHA.

In the NHL, he came to the end of the season in 1957/58 to two games with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The following season he made ​​his breakthrough. He was an unpredictable guy on the ice and in private life. In the 1959/60 season, he led the NHL in penalty minutes. With Allan Stanley, Bob Baun and Tim Horton he made the defense of the Maple Leafs, who won from 1962 to 1964 three times in a row, the Stanley Cup. It made him always pressure to stand out in public, and especially in Hockey enthusiastic Toronto, the pressure for him was often too large. About a penalty of $ 100, he had already in 1960 so annoyed that he had resigned and was difficult to persuade them to carry on.

During the training camp in 1965, he had an argument with the goalkeeper of the Leafs, Johnny Bower, which continued in the cabin. Punch Imlach, who was coach of the Leafs and then to the Brewer had a tense relationship, sent him home for a few days to let the matter go through your head. This he did, and ended his career again. In 1966, he played for the Canadian national team, bringing with her ​​the bronze medal at the Ice Hockey World Championship in 1967. Afterwards he played with the Muskegon Mohawks in the IHL. In 1968 he went to Finland, where he was active as a player and coach.

In March 1968, the Maple Leafs the rights to it, with Frank Mahovlich, Pete Stemkowski and Garry Unger, among other things, standard Ullman and Paul Henderson had passed on to the Detroit Red Wings. In the season 1969/70 he returned to persuasion by Mahovlich in the NHL and played an excellent season with the Red Wings. The next year he left the training camp to his profession when hockey stick manufacturers KOHO pursue. But before the end of the 1970/71 season he signed on with the St. Louis Blues, who were coached by Scotty Bowman. After two seasons, he resigned recently. A renewed comeback he gave at the Toronto Toros in the World Hockey Association, for which he took up in the 1973/74 season.

Six years after his last match in the WHA, he signed in January 1980 with the Maple Leafs and went back for 20 games on the ice. After end of his career he was instrumental in when Alan Eagleson, the former head of the National Hockey League Players Association, was convicted of fraudulent transactions.


Sporting successes

Personal Awards

  • NHL First All -Star Team: 1963
  • NHL Second All-Star Team: 1962, 1965 and 1970
  • World Cup All-Star Team: 1967
  • IHL First All -Star Team: 1968
  • Governor's Trophy: 1968
  • Participate in the NHL All-Star Game: 1959, 1962, 1964 and 1970