Keith Brown (ice hockey)

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Keith Brown
Born (1960-05-06) May 6, 1960 (age 54)
Corner Brook, NF, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Chicago Black Hawks
Florida Panthers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 7th overall, 1979
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1979–1995

Keith Jeffrey Brown (born May 6, 1960) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played sixteen seasons in the National Hockey League from 1979–80 until 1994–95. His first fourteen seasons were played with the Chicago Black Hawks.

Career[edit]

Brown was drafted seventh overall by the Blackhawks in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. Boston Bruins GM Harry Sinden was eager to select Brown with Boston's eighth overall pick, but had to change his plans when Brown was selected by Chicago. Sinden's "Plan B" ended up being future Hall Of Fame defenceman Raymond Bourque, who was selected by Boston immediately after Brown.[1]

Known for his competitiveness, Brown helped Chicago reach the Stanley Cup finals in 1992 and the semi-finals in 1982, 1983, 1985, and 1989.[2] Late in his career, Brown was dealt to the expansion Florida Panthers in exchange for Darin Kimble. He played 876 career NHL games, scoring 68 goals and 274 assists for 342 points.

Personal life[edit]

According to a 2006 issue of The Hockey News, Brown currently lives in Georgia, working as a network analyst. He has been married to wife Debbie for 27 years. Has four children; Cody, Katie, Christy and Casey. His charities include Hockey Ministries International and Christian Missions.

Career statistics[edit]

 Season   Team   League  Regular Season Playoffs
  GP     G     A    Pts   PIM    GP     G     A    Pts   PIM 
1976–77 Fort Saskatchewan Traders AJHL 59 14 61 75 14
Portland Winter Hawks WCHL 2 0 0 0 0
1977–78 Portland Winter Hawks WCHL 72 11 53 64 51 8 0 3 3 2
1978–79 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 70 11 85 96 75 25 3 30 33 21
1979–80 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 76 2 18 20 27 6 0 0 0 4
1980–81 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 9 34 43 80 3 0 2 2 2
1981–82 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 33 4 20 24 26 4 0 2 2 5
1982–83 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 50 4 27 31 20 7 0 0 0 11
1983–84 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 74 10 25 35 94 5 0 1 1 10
1984–85 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 56 1 22 23 55 11 2 7 9 31
1985–86 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 11 29 40 87 3 0 1 1 9
1986–87 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 73 4 23 27 86 4 0 1 1 6
1987–88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 24 3 6 9 45 5 0 2 2 10
1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 74 2 16 18 84 13 1 3 4 25
1989–90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 67 5 20 25 87 18 0 4 4 43
1990–91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 45 1 10 11 55 6 1 0 1 8
1991–92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 57 6 10 16 69 14 0 8 8 18
1992–93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 33 2 6 8 39 4 0 1 1 2
1993–94 Florida Panthers NHL 51 4 8 12 60
1994–95 Florida Panthers NHL 13 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 876 68 274 342 916 103 4 32 36 184

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Preceded by
Tim Higgins
Chicago Black Hawks first round draft pick
1979
Succeeded by
Denis Savard