Evan Brophey played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2002-03 to 2006-07. He began his OHL career with the Barrie Colts and shifted to the Belleville Bulls during the 2004-05 season. Brophey became a Plymouth Whaler druing the 2005-06 season and finished his Ontario Hockey League career with the Whalers during the 2006-07 season.
Brophey came into his own as an offensive threat in his final season as the Whalers made a successful run to the Memorial Cup tournament via the Robertson Cup as the Ontario Hockey League’s playoff champion. Evan led Plymouth in points during the 2006-07 season with 107 on 36 goals and 71 assists over 68 regular season games. The 107 points tied him with Bryan Little of the Barrie Colts for sixth in Ontario Hockey League scoring. The 107 points is also the ninth best single season total in Plymouth Whalers history, one point ahead of Tyler Seguin’s 106 point performance this past season.
Brophey was drafted in the third round of the 2005 NHL draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, 68th overall. He has been with Chicago’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, since graduating from the Ontario Hockey League.
This past season, Evan surpassed the 200 game plateau with the IceHogs, making him only the second Rockford player to reach this milestone. His point production with the IceHogs has been decent but far below the 100 point man he was in junior.