Mike Brown (ice hockey, born 1985)

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Mike Brown
Mike Brown 2012-03-07.JPG
Brown with the Maple Leafs in 2012
Born (1985-06-24) June 24, 1985 (age 31)
Northbrook, Illinois, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Vancouver Canucks
Anaheim Ducks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Edmonton Oilers
San Jose Sharks
Montreal Canadiens
National team  United States
NHL Draft 159th overall, 2004
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2005–present

Michael Steven Brown (born June 24, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey right winger who is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played with the Cleveland Monsters in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Coming out of the United States National Team Development Program and the University of Michigan Wolverines, Brown was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in 2004.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Before attending the University of Michigan for two years, Brown was a member of the US National Development Team Program, competing in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). After a 13-point freshman year with Michigan in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), he was drafted in the 5th round, 159th overall, by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Professional[edit]

Brown became one of two Mike Browns to have been part of the Canucks organization and was often mistaken for the latter, a forward who left the Canucks in 2002.[1] Following his sophomore season, he was signed to a pro contract with the Canucks and chose to forgo his last two years of college hockey. In his pro rookie season in 2005–06 with the Manitoba Moose, the Canucks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, he recorded 15 points in 73 games.

In 2007–08, he received his first NHL call-up, playing 19 games for the Canucks. Brown scored his first NHL goal on December 2, 2007, against the Minnesota Wild in just his third game with the Canucks, deflecting a point shot from defenceman Lukas Krajicek in a 2–1 loss.[2] He was sent back down to the Moose on February 7, 2008.

Brown in a preseason game against San Jose Sharks in 2009.

On February 4, 2009, Brown was traded by the Canucks to the Anaheim Ducks for Nathan McIver.[3]

On May 1, 2009, Brown was ejected from Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals after a questionable hit on then Red Wings forward Jiri Hudler, who was left dazed and bloodied on the ice. Brown did return to the series, which the Red Wings ultimately won in seven games.

Brown with the Anaheim Ducks in 2010

In the 2009–10 season, Brown played in a career-high 75 games, posting six goals and recording 106 penalty minutes. On June 26, 2010, he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for the Leafs' fifth round pick, number 122 overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[4]

On February 2, 2011, Brown signed a three-year contract extension with the Leafs.

During the shortened 2012–13 season, on March 4, 2013, he was traded by the Maple Leafs to the Edmonton Oilers, for a conditional fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL draft.[5] He scored his first goal as an Oiler on March 10, 2013, against the Chicago Blackhawks. Brown's first period goal broke a two-game goalless drought for the Oilers.

Brown was traded from Edmonton to the San Jose Sharks on October 21, 2013, in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[6]

During the 2015–16 season, Brown was placed on waivers after 44 games with the Sharks and was claimed by the Montreal Canadiens on February 29, 2016.[7] He completed the season remaining on the Canadiens roster, rotating in a fourth-line role in 14 games, contributing with a goal and an assist.

As a free agent over the summer, Brown went un-signed before agreeing on a try-out basis to attend the training camp of the Columbus Blue Jackets on September 13, 2016. He was released from his try-out at the conclusion of training camp by the Blue Jackets and remained a free agent into the 2016–17 season. On December 20, 2016, Brown belatedly signed a professional try-out contract with the Blue Jackets affiliate, the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL. After 11 scoreless games he was released from his PTO with Cleveland on February 12, 2017.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Brown is Jewish.[9] He was one of four Jewish players in the NHL in November 2008, along with Michael Cammalleri, Jeff Halpern, and Eric Nystrom.[10][11]

He was raised in Northbrook, Illinois. He attended Glenbrook North High School.[12] His parents, Barry and Audrey Brown, used to own several Harley Davidson dealerships in Chicago until they got seized by Corporate.[13] Through the family business, Brown got to know several players from the Chicago Blackhawks growing up. When he was called up for his first game by the Canucks, Blackhawk Jeremy Roenick called to wish him good luck.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 USNTDP NAHL 46 5 11 16 56
2002–03 USNTDP NAHL 9 0 3 3 29
2003–04 University of Michigan CCHA 42 8 5 13 51
2004–05 University of Michigan CCHA 35 3 5 8 95
2005–06 Manitoba Moose AHL 73 7 8 15 139 13 1 2 3 17
2006–07 Manitoba Moose AHL 62 3 0 3 194 13 0 2 2 16
2007–08 Manitoba Moose AHL 54 10 3 13 201 6 2 0 2 11
2007–08 Vancouver Canucks NHL 19 1 0 1 55
2008–09 Vancouver Canucks NHL 20 0 1 1 85
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 28 2 1 3 60 13 0 2 2 25
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 75 6 1 7 106
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 50 3 5 8 69
2011–12 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 50 2 2 4 74
2012–13 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 0 1 1 70
2012–13 Edmonton Oilers NHL 27 1 0 1 53
2013–14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 8 0 0 0 19
2013–14 San Jose Sharks NHL 48 2 3 5 75 6 1 1 2 26
2014–15 San Jose Sharks NHL 12 0 0 0 22
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 44 1 2 3 63
2015–16 Montreal Canadiens NHL 14 1 1 2 27
2016–17 Cleveland Monsters AHL 11 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 407 19 17 36 778 19 1 3 4 51

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2003 United States WJC18 4th 6 0 0 0 12
2005 United States WJC 4th 7 1 1 2 2
2011 United States WC 8th 7 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 13 1 1 2 14
Senior totals 7 0 0 0 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Two minutes in the box with Mike Brown". The Province. December 14, 2007. Retrieved February 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Wild finally end Luongo's perfect run". Regina Leader Post. December 2, 2007. Retrieved February 2, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Vancouver picks up McIver from Ducks for Brown". TSN. February 4, 2009. Retrieved February 4, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Leafs take lw ross at no. 43; acquire f brown from ducks". TSN.ca. Archived from the original on June 27, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Oilers acquire Brown from Leafs for fourth-round pick". The Sports Network. March 4, 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sharks trade for rugged forward Mike Brown". USA Today. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Waiver roundup: Brown claimed by Canadiens". National Hockey League. February 29, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Monsters sign veteran forward Mike Brown to PTO contract". Cleveland Monsters. 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  9. ^ "Professional Hockey Review: 2010–11; National Hockey League". Jewish Sports Review. 8 (87): 7. September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Q & A..with Canucks tough guy Brown". Canada.com. November 30, 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Jews (and Mel) on the big screen, Winter sports roundup". Jweekly. January 21, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Sun-Times Media". Nl.newsbank.com. July 8, 2004. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Brown happy to be home". The Province. December 4, 2007. Retrieved February 3, 2009. 

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