Herb Brooks' career retrospective


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

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.