J. T. Brown (ice hockey)
|J. T. Brown|
Brown with the Tampa Bay Lightning in December 2014
July 2, 1990 |
Burnsville, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|NHL team||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|National team||United States|
Brown attended the University of Minnesota Duluth after playing junior hockey in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Waterloo Black Hawks. In 2011, he was named the Most Outstanding Player award at the 2011 Frozen Four national championship with the Bulldogs ice hockey team, winning the National Championship.
Undrafted in the NHL, Brown signed a two-year, entry level contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 28, 2012. Upon signing with Tampa Bay, Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman said, "I'm anxious to see him play." On March 31, 2012, Brown made his NHL debut in Tampa Bay's 3–2 overtime victory against the Winnipeg Jets. On April 7, he recorded his first career NHL assist in a 4–3 overtime win, also coming against the Winnipeg Jets.
On September 9, 2012, the Tampa Bay Lightning assigned Brown, as well as 17 other players, to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL), their top minor league affiliate. This was done in part due to the ongoing 2012–13 NHL lockout that cancelled the first half of the 2012–13 season until late January. On December 28, 2012, Brown sustained a shoulder injury in a 4–2 Crunch victory over the Norfolk Admirals. Prior to the injury, Brown had six goals, 17 points and four penalty minutes in 26 games for Syracuse. It was revealed later in the day that Brown had suffered a broken collarbone, which required surgery to repair it. Although expected to compete for a roster spot with the Lightning once NHL play resumed, the injury was expected to sideline him for six-to-eight weeks.
On July 7, 2013, Tampa Bay announced that they had re-signed Brown to a one-year, two-way contract. At the end of the season, Brown had skated in 51 games with the Crunch, recording 10 goals and 28 points to go along with 27 penalty minutes. Additionally, he played in 18 Calder Cup playoff games with Syracuse, registering four goals and nine points to go along with 18 penalty minutes.
On September 29, 2013, Brown was reassigned to the Crunch by the Lightning as part of roster cuts for the upcoming 2013–14 season. On November 11, 2013, however, Tampa Bay recalled Brown from Syracuse. Prior to being recalled, Brown was on a two-game point streak, with a goal and an assist. It was during this time that he received the nickname "Brownov" as the third player on a successful forward line with fellow Russians Vladislav Namestnikov and Nikita Kucherov.
On June 6, 2014, the Lightning announced the re-signing of forward Brown to a two-year, one-way contract. He appeared in 63 games with the Lightning during the 2014–15 season, posting four goals and 19 points while averaging 13:02 in ice time per game. Brown also played in all four Stanley Cup playoff games in 2014, notching two assists in Tampa Bay's four-game series defeat at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Quarter-finals. During the post-season, Brown was averaging 14:59 minutes in ice time.
On June 24, 2016, the Lightning announced the re-signing of Brown to two-year contract extension. Brown played in 78 regular season games during the past season, recording eigh goals and 22 points. Brown was tied for third on the team with a plus-16 rating. Brown set career bests in games played, goals, points, plus/minus and penalty minutes last season. He also appeared in nine Stanley Cup Playoff games, recording two assists and two penalty minutes. Brown has skated in 198 career NHL games, all with the Lightning over four seasons, registering 15 goals and 51 points. He also has skated in 37 playoff games, recording a goal and six points.
Brown is the son of former National Football League (NFL) running back Ted Brown, who played eight NFL seasons (1979–1986) for the Minnesota Vikings. In an interview, Brown gave credit to his father for having played a vital role in being able to push his game to new heights. Speaking about his father, "he has always been someone to lean on. He and the rest of my family always have always really supported me. I can't thank them enough."
Regular season and playoffs
|2008–09||Waterloo Black Hawks||USHL||36||14||22||36||28||3||1||0||1||4|
|2009–10||Waterloo Black Hawks||USHL||60||34||43||77||64||3||1||0||1||0|
|2010–11||U. of Minnesota-Duluth||WCHA||42||16||21||37||50||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||U. of Minnesota-Duluth||WCHA||39||24||23||47||59||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||5||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||63||4||15||19||6||4||0||2||2||0|
|2014–15||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||52||3||6||9||30||24||1||1||2||0|
|2015–16||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||78||8||14||22||59||9||0||2||2||2|
|2016–17||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||64||3||3||6||73||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|WCHA All-Rookie Team||2010–11|||
|NCAA All-Tournament Team||2011|||
|All-WCHA First Team||2011–12|||
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||2011–12|
- "Lightning sign top college free agent JT Brown". tbo.com. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
- Associated, Press (March 31, 2012). "Steven Stamkos scores NHL-best 56th goal in OT, lifts Lightning". ESPN NHL. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- Associated, Press (April 7, 2012). "Steven Stamkos reaches 60 goals as Lightning win season finale". ESPN NHL. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- Tampa Bay, Lightning (September 9, 2012). "Lightning Assign 18 Players to Syracuse of the AHL". Press Release. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- Associated, Press (January 6, 2013). "NHL Lockout Timeline: From The Start Of Bargaining To Tentative Agreement Being Reached". Huffington Post. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- Cristodero, Damian (December 29, 2012). "Tampa Bay Lightning's J.T. Brown needs surgery to repair fractured collarbone (updated)". Tampa Bay times. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- Cristodero, Damian (December 29, 2012). "TLightning's J.T. Brown breaks collarbone in AHL game, will miss 6-8 weeks". Tampa Bay times. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- Tampa Bay, Lighting (July 7, 2013). "Lightning Re-sign Forward J.T. Brown". Press Release. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- Syracuse, Crunch (October 1, 2013). "Weekly Release — OCT. 1, 2013 — Vol. 20, No. 1". Syracuse Crunch. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- Tampa Bay, Lightning (November 11, 2013). "Lightning Recall Forward J.T. Brown, Defenseman Dmitry Korobov". Press Release. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- Erlendsson, Erik. "Bolts Notes: Hedman using size, strength to become an offensive force," The Tampa Tribune, Sunday, October 12, 2014.
- Cristodero, Damian (November 17, 2013). "Rookie Brown seizing opportunity". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- Tampa Bay, Lightning (June 26, 2014). "Lightning Re-Sign Forward J.T. Brown". Press Release. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- Burns, Bryan (May 3, 2015). "Lightning power play sparks 6-2 victory in Game 2". Tampa Bay Lightning Beat Writer. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
- Tampa Bay, Lightning (June 24, 2016). "Lightning Re-Sign Forward J.T. Brown to Two-Year Contract". Tampa Bay Lightning. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
- Smithy, Joe (October 15, 2016). "Lightning goalie Vasilevskiy big when needed in first start". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
- Charley Walters (2012-02-28). "Joe Webb rates higher than Christian Ponder". TwinCities.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
- Walsh, Clune (June 6, 2012). "The NHL's Viking Son". Tampa Bay Lightning. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- Hockey Awards & Achievements - NCAA (WCHA) All-Rookie Team
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- "Patterson, Bjugstad named to all-WCHA first team". Minnesota Star Tribune. 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
- Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player