A nine-year veteran and two-time Emmy Award nominee, Andy Brickley entered the broadcasting world after a 14-year professional hockey career that included four seasons with the Boston Bruins from 1988-92 – the time of Bourque, Neely, Lemelin, Moog, and other Stanley Cup finalists teammates.
Brickley played in 71 games with the Bruins in the 1988-89 season, with 13 goals and 22 assists. In addition to his natural position at left wing, he played center and right wing frequently, filling in any position needed by Bruins coach Terry O’Reilly. On December 5, 1988, Brickley took another puck off his face—this time with a purpose, receiving credit for a goal after a Ray Bourque slapshot bounced off his face and into the goal. The injury required five stitches.