THE MOST EXPERIENCED & KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE COUNTRY
- 60+ years professional playing experience in over 15 different professional leagues
- 60+ years Collegiate coaching and playing experience
- 30+ years of Junior A (USHL, NAHL, & Other Leagues)
- Minnesota Mr. Hockey Winner
- NCAA Division National Champions
- NHL First Round Draft Pick
Born in Lansing, MI, Brett grew up playing in the Flint Icelanders and West Michigan Warriors organizations, and finished his youth hockey career by scoring the Midget A State Championship game winning goal for the Lansing Capitals.
After graduating from Grand Ledge High School, Brett spent two years playing for the Green Mountain Glades of the EJHL, where he was named Assistant Captain and earned team leading scorer and most improved player awards. In his final year, Brett joined the Hawkesbury Hawks of the CCHL in Hawkesbury, Ontario under Memorial Cup winning and current AHL coach Eric Veilliux. While with the Hawks, Brett helped the team to league and regional championships (selected championship game MVP), before falling to the eventual champions in the Royal Bank Cup semifinals.
After juniors, Brett played 4 years at Augsburg College in the MIAC, where he was voted team Rookie of the Year and served as Assistant Captain in his junior and senior years. Brett made the Dean's list and graduated in 2009 with a Major in Business Administration and a Minor in Information Systems.
After graduating, Brett has continued coaching and teaching the game he loves and has worked with hundreds of players from mites to college looking to improve and get to the next level. His coaching experience includes: 9 years as lead instructor with Laura Stamm Power Skating; 1 year with the Lumberyard Hockey Training; Assistant Coach for the National Finalist Twin Cities Northern Lights; Assistant Coach for the Stillwater Bantam A; and 2 years with Northern Educate Academy. Brett has been working with the MAP and FHIT programs for 3 years.