Brad Brown

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Brad Brown
Born (1975-12-27) December 27, 1975 (age 38)
Baie Verte, NF, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
AHL team Abbotsford Heat
Played for Fredericton Canadiens
Toronto Marlies
Hartford Wolf Pack
NHL
Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Rangers
Minnesota Wild
Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 18th overall, 1994
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1995–2009

Bradley Lorne Brown (born December 27, 1975) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman.

Playing career[edit]

Brad Brown was drafted in the first round, 18th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Brad was drafted from the North Bay Centennials of the Ontario Hockey League. After his junior overage year with the Barrie Colts he made his professional debut in the 1995–96 season, finishing out the year with the Fredericton Canadiens of the AHL.

Brown, a defensive defensman, made his NHL debut the following year in the 1996–97 season with the Montreal Canadiens on November 1, 1996 against the Boston Bruins. Playing mostly for the Fredericton in the next two years Brown's career was established after he was traded by the Canadiens, along with Jocelyn Thibault and Dave Manson, to the Chicago Blackhawks for Jeff Hackett, Eric Weinrich, Alain Nasreddine on November 16, 1998.[1]

Brad played the next two seasons as a fixture on the Blackhawks defense. Prior to the 2000–01 season, Brown was traded by the Blackhawks along with Michal Grosek to the New York Rangers on October 5, 2000.

On July 31, 2001, Brown was signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Wild. Brown was an integral part of the Wild's defense until the end of the 2003–04 season when he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres of a fourth round pick on March 8, 2004.[2]

After the 2004 NHL Lockout, Brown was signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 10, 2005.[3] Brown however struggled with form and never played for the Leafs, rather playing through his contract with Leafs affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.

On September 18, 2008, Brown was invited to the Philadelphia Flyers training camp but was later released on September 30, 2008.[4] Brown instead started the 2008–09 season in the ECHL with the Fresno Falcons. He was given a tryout with the Quad City Flames of the AHL before he was signed by the Flames for the rest of the year on December 26, 2008.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 North Bay Centennials OHL 49 2 9 11 170 18 0 6 6 43
1992–93 North Bay Centennials OHL 61 4 9 13 228 2 0 2 2 13
1993–94 North Bay Centennials OHL 66 8 24 32 196 18 3 12 15 33
1994–95 North Bay Centennials OHL 64 8 38 46 172 6 1 4 5 8
1995–96 Barrie Colts OHL 27 3 13 16 82
1995–96 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 38 0 3 3 148 10 2 1 3 6
1996–97 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 64 3 7 10 368
1996–97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 8 0 0 0 22
1997–98 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 64 1 8 9 297 4 0 0 0 29
1998–99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 0 0 0 21
1998–99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 61 1 7 8 184
1999–00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 57 0 9 9 134
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 48 1 3 4 107
2001–02 Minnesota Wild NHL 51 0 4 4 123
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 57 0 1 1 90 11 0 0 0 16
2003–04 Minnesota Wild NHL 30 0 1 1 54
2003–04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 13 0 2 2 12
2005–06 Toronto Marlies AHL 38 2 2 4 93 2 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Toronto Marlies AHL 36 0 3 3 62
2007–08 Florida Everblades ECHL 26 2 1 3 68 2 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 10 0 1 1 5
2008–09 Fresno Falcons ECHL 16 0 2 2 32
2008–09 Quad City Flames AHL 46 1 1 2 96
NHL totals 330 2 27 29 747 11 0 0 0 16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pens acquire Thibault for a pick". ESPN.com. 2005-08-10. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Sabres acquire Grier, Jillson". ESPN.com. 2004-03-08. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Brown signs with Maple Leafs". ESPN.com. 2005-09-10. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  4. ^ "Flyers assign 13 to Phantoms". flyers.nhl.com. 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  5. ^ "Brad Brown signed to AHL contract". qcflames.com. 2008-12-26. Retrieved 2009-03-06. [dead link]

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Preceded by
Saku Koivu
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
1994
Succeeded by
Terry Ryan
Preceded by
Filip Kuba
Minnesota Wild captain
Dec/Jan 2001–02
Succeeded by
Andrew Brunette
Preceded by
Brad Bombardir
Minnesota Wild captain
October 2003
Succeeded by
Andrew Brunette