Herb Brooks' career retrospective

Updated: August 12, 2003, 12:35 PM ET

Born: Aug. 5, 1937, at St. Paul, Minn.

Herb Brooks
ReutersHerb Brooks was 10-1-2 behind the Team USA bench in the Olympics.
Career achievements
  • Enshrined in the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990.
  • Enshrined in the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1999.
  • Selected by his peers as the 1981-82 Coach of the Year in The Sporting News.
  • Won the Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the United States as a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team that year and received the award individually in January 2002.
  • Olympics: 1964 (player); 1968 (player, captain); 1980 (gold, coach, Team USA); 1998 (coach, Team France); 2002 (silver, coach, Team USA).
  • U.S. National Team: 1961 (player), 1962 (player), 1965 (player), 1967 (player), 1970 (player), 1979 (coach).
  • Led the University of Minnesota to three Division I championships (1974, 1976, 1979) during seven seasons as head coach (1972-73 to 1978-79).
  • Was the only coach to lead a team comprised solely of U.S.-born players to an NCAA Division I Ice Hockey National Championship.
  • His 8-1-0 record gives him the highest all-time winning percentage (.889) in NCAA tournament history.
  • Earned three letters in hockey at the University of Minnesota; attended 1955-59.

    HERB BROOKS' NHL COACHING CAREER STATISTICS
          |---   REG. SEASON ---| |---   PLAYOFFS ---|
    Year Team League GP W L T PCT GP W L T PCT
    81-82 New York NHL 80 39 27 14 .575 10 5 5 0 .500
    82-83 New York NHL 80 35 35 10 .500 9 5 4 0 .556
    83-84 New York NHL 80 42 29 9 .581 5 2 3 0 .400
    84-85 New York NHL 45 15 22 8 .422          
    87-88 Minnesota NHL 80 19 48 13 .319          
    92-93 New Jersey NHL 84 40 37 7 .518 5 1 4 0 .200
    99-00 Pittsburgh NHL 58 29 24 5 .560 11 6 5 0 .545
    Totals     507 219 222 66 .499 40 19 21 0 .475

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