Logan Brown

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Logan Brown
Logan Brown - Windsor Spitfires.JPG
Born (1998-03-05) March 5, 1998 (age 20)
Chesterfield, MO, U.S.
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Ottawa Senators
Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
NHL Draft 11th overall, 2016
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2017–present

Logan Mathers Brown (born March 5, 1998) is a Canadian American professional ice hockey player for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) while under contract to the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 11th overall by the Senators in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He is the son of former NHL defenceman Jeff Brown and was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, but grew up in Chesterfield, Missouri and went to Westminster Christian Academy.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Niagara IceDogs (2014)[edit]

Brown played youth hockey in St. Louis and Indiana where his father was a coach.[1] He was selected by the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL in the first round (sixth overall) in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection. However, he was traded to the Windsor Spitfires for six draft picks.[2][3]

Windsor Spitfires (2014–2018)[edit]

Brown skated at the NTDP Evaluation Camp, but ultimately decided to play in the Ontario Hockey League for the 2014–15 season. Brown appeared in his first game with the Windsor Spitfires on September 28, 2014, scoring a goal against Justin Nichols of the Guelph Storm in a 2–1 loss. On October 9, Brown registered his first multi-point game in the OHL, recording two assists in a 5–4 win over the Peterborough Petes. On January 4, Brown recorded his first multi-goal game, scoring twice in a 5–4 victory over the Mississauga Steelheads. Overall, Brown finished his rookie season with 17 goals and 43 points in 56 games, however, the rebuilding Spitfires finished in last place in the Western Conference and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

During the 2015–16 season, Brown set a career high with four points in a game, scoring a goal and earning three assists in a 5–3 win over the Flint Firebirds on January 21, 2016. Brown would record another four point game later in the season, again scoring a goal and adding three assists in a 6–4 win over the Kitchener Rangers on March 17. On February 28, Brown recorded the first hat-trick of his career, scoring three goals against Brandon Halverson of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in a 4–3 victory. Brown finished the season with 74 points, the second highest total on the team, as he scored 21 goals and added 53 assists in 59 games. Brown appeared in his first OHL playoff game on March 24, 2016, earning an assist in a 6–5 overtime loss to the Kitchener Rangers. In the fourth game of the series, with the Spitfires facing elimination, Brown recorded four assists in a 5–4 overtime win. Overall, Brown earned six points, all assists, in five playoff games.

Injuries plagued Brown's season in 2016–17, as he appeared in only 35 games, scoring 14 goals and 40 points. Brown did earn two hat-tricks during the season, the first one on October 13, 2016, scoring three goals against Connor Hicks of the Flint Firebirds in a 7–2 victory. His second hat-trick was on January 19, against the Ottawa 67's, who were coached by his father Jeff Brown, as Logan scored three goals against Leo Lazerev in a 4–0 victory. In the playoffs, Brown earned four assists in seven games as the Spitfires lost to the London Knights in the first round of the playoffs. The Spitfires hosted the 2017 Memorial Cup, and Brown made his debut on May 19, being held off the score sheet in a 3–2 win over the Saint John Sea Dogs. In his second game, Brown scored his first Memorial Cup goal against Carl Stankowski of the Seattle Thunderbirds, and added two assists, in a 7–1 victory. In the Memorial Cup final, Brown earned two assists in a 4–3 victory over the Erie Otters.

After beginning the 2017–18 season with the Ottawa Senators, Brown returned to the Spitfires at the end of October. On October 27, in his second game back with the club, Brown scored two goals and four points in a 7–2 win over the Sudbury Wolves. On November 11, Brown scored a hat-trick and added an assist in a 6–5 victory over the Kitchener Rangers.

In January 2018, Brown was traded to the Kitchener Rangers with Austin McEneny for Grayson Ladd and four draft picks.[4] In 15 games with Windsor, Brown scored 13 goals and 24 points.

Kitchener Rangers (2018)[edit]

Brown played his first game with the Kitchener Rangers on January 26, 2018, earning three assists in a 6–2 win over the Saginaw Spirit. The next day, on January 27, Brown scored his first two goals with the Rangers against Garrett Forrest on the Flint Firebirds, and added an assist in a 5–3 victory. In his third game with Kitchener, on February 2, Brown recorded four assists in a 4–3 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs. On February 27, Brown earned another four point night, scoring two goals and two assists in a 6–3 win over the Sarnia Sting. In 17 games with the Rangers, Brown scored nine goals and 24 points, helping lead the club to their first division title since 2008.

On March 23, in his playoff debut with Kitchener, Brown earned an assist in a 7–2 victory over the Guelph Storm. In game four of the series, Brown earned three assists in a 6–4 loss to Guelph. In game six, Brown scored his first two OHL playoff goals against Anthony Popovich of the Storm, and added an assist in a 5–2 series clinching win. Overall, in 19 playoff games, Brown scored five goals and 27 points, as Kitchener lost to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Western Conference finals.

Professional[edit]

Ottawa Senators (2016–present)[edit]

On August 19, 2016 Brown signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators.[5] Brown made his NHL debut with the Senators on October 5, 2017, against the Washington Capitals.[6] He recorded his first NHL point, an assist, on October 21, 2017, in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.[7] Brown was returned to Windsor later in the month having posted 1 assist in 4 games with the Senators.

International play[edit]

While Brown played for Canada at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge in 2014, he chose to play with the USA for the 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships with four of his other St. Louis friends he grew up playing hockey with. Accordingly, Brown will play international hockey with Team USA for the remainder of his career.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2014–15 Windsor Spitfires OHL 56 17 26 43 20
2015–16 Windsor Spitfires OHL 59 21 53 74 40 5 0 6 6 6
2016–17 Windsor Spitfires OHL 35 14 26 40 27 7 0 4 4 6
2017–18 Windsor Spitfires OHL 15 13 11 24 10
2017–18 Kitchener Rangers OHL 17 9 15 24 6 19 5 22 27 6
2017–18 Ottawa Senators NHL 4 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 4 0 1 1 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Canada Red U17 5th 5 2 2 4 2
2016 United States WJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 3 9 12 2
2018 United States WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 15 5 12 17 4

Personal life[edit]

Brown was born in Raleigh, North Carolina while his father, Jeff Brown, played for the Carolina Hurricanes. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Logan Brown chooses Team USA over Canada". sbncollegehockey.com. April 4, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ NHL (January 28, 2015). "Rookie centre Logan Brown worth the heavy price for Spitfires". NHL. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Brown to face IceDogs for first time". Windsor Star. September 16, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  4. ^ Baines, Tim (January 8, 2018). "With Logan Brown on way out, Spitfires beat 67's in OT". Ottawa Sun. Retrieved January 31, 2018. 
  5. ^ "News Release: Senators sign forward Logan Brown to entry-level contract". Ottawa Senators. August 19, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  6. ^ Medaglia, Chris (October 5, 2017). "Game Day 5: Sens vs Capitals - Season Preview". NHL.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018. 
  7. ^ Medaglia, Chris (January 15, 2018). "Sens Farm Report: Logan Brown". NHL.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018. 
  8. ^ NHL (April 3, 2016). "Spitfires Logan Brown opts to play for U.S., not Canada". Windsor Star. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Colin White
Ottawa Senators first round draft pick
2016
Succeeded by
Shane Bowers