December 27, 1975 |
Baie Verte, Newfoundland, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||18th overall, 1994
Brown played junior hockey with the North Bay Centennials and Barrie Colts in the Ontario Hockey League. He received the OHL Humanitarian of the Year in 1994–95. Brown was drafted in the first round, 18th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. he made his professional debut in the 1995–96 season, finishing out the year with the Fredericton Canadiens of the AHL.
A defensive defensman, Brown 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, and Alain Nasreddine on November 16, 1998.
Brown 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.
After the 2004 NHL Lockout, Brown was signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 10, 2005. 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. 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.
After hockey, Brown became an account executive in the consulting services department of Ottawa-based IT company Maplesoft. He is also president of the Maplesoft Hawks Hockey Organization. The program consists of boys and girls' spring AAA hockey teams as well as unique skill development camps and clinics that operate year-round.
|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|
|2000–01||New York Rangers||NHL||48||1||3||4||107||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||10||0||1||1||5||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Quad City Flames||AHL||46||1||1||2||96||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Pens acquire Thibault for a pick". ESPN.com. 2005-08-10. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
- "Sabres acquire Grier, Jillson". ESPN.com. 2004-03-08. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
- "Brown signs with Maple Leafs". ESPN.com. 2005-09-10. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
- "Flyers assign 13 to Phantoms". flyers.nhl.com. 2008-09-30. Archived from the original on 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
- "Brad Brown signed to AHL contract". qcflames.com. 2008-12-26. Retrieved 2009-03-06.[dead link]
|Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
|Minnesota Wild captain
|Minnesota Wild captain