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Defenceman Cody Brookwell turned pro in 2009 and has played all 3 years of his professional career for the Gwinnett Gladiators, affiliate of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes, in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL),
Prior to Gwinnett, he starred with the University of Denver, one of the premier University Programmes in the United States in the top Division of NCAA Ice Hockey. While at University of Denver, Brookwell won a league title in 2008 and was selected to the All-Academic team in 2009/10.
In three years with Gwinnett, Brookwell has played in 179 regular season games and 14 playoff games. He has 12 goals and 28 points in 3 seasons, with his best career point total coming last season when he tallied 6 goals and 12 assists in 68 games.
At 6’4” tall, he is a huge presence on the blueline. His size and strength have made him a valuable commodity and the Giants Coach Paul Adey is pleased to get him signed in Belfast for the upcoming season.
“Cody blocks a lot of shots, and is very strong, so he doesn’t get pushed around in his own end. I can see him as a key to controlling opposing teams power forwards and having the ability to clear the front of our net.”