VOICES OF THE BRUINS LACE UP THEIR SKATES
Former Bruins Beers and Brickley Added to Boston's Alumni Roster
Beers, of Pittsburgh, PA, spent parts of four seasons with the Boston Bruins between 1989 and 1996. Selected by the Bruins with the 210th overall pick in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, the defenseman recorded three goals and added 11 helpers in 77 games wearing the ‘spoked-B.' After three years on the blueline at the University of Maine, Beers made his professional debut in 1989 with Boston's AHL affiliate, the Maine Mariners. After spending time in three NHL cities between 1992 and 1996, Beers returned to the Bruins organization in 1996, splitting the season between Providence and Boston before spending his final two professional seasons in Providence. The defenseman was a member of the 1999 Calder Cup Champion Providence Bruins, recording three points in 10 games with the P-Bruins.
After hanging up the skates in 2000, Beers became a radio commentator for Bruins broadcasts on the WBZ Bruins radio network.
Brickley, of Melrose, MA, spent four seasons with the Bruins between 1988 and 1992. The University of New Hampshire product made his professional debut in 1982 with the Mariners. He shuttled between the AHL and NHL from 1982 to 1988, spending time with Philadelphia, the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) and the New Jersey Devils (NHL) as well as their minor league affiliates. Originally selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, the Bruins acquired the forward following the 1987-88 season. In 177 games with Boston, the winger tallied 37 goals and added 76 assists for 113 points. Brickley jumped from various AHL teams from 1991 to 1994 and saw time in 14 games with the Winnipeg Jets before retiring with the Utah Grizzlies in 1997. He made a brief comeback in 1999, playing three games with the P-Bruins before finishing his professional career. Over his 14 years in the NHL, the defenseman recorded 82 goals and 140 assists for 222 points in 385 games.
Brickley currently serves as the color commentator for the Boston Bruins on the New England Sports Network.