Adam Brown (ice hockey)

Adam "The Flying Scotsman" Brown (February 4, 1920 – August 9, 1960) was a Canadian ice hockey forward.

Adam Brown
Born (1920-02-04)February 4, 1920
Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died August 9, 1960(1960-08-09) (aged 40)
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1941–1952

Brown started his National Hockey League career with the Detroit Red Wings in 1941-42. He won the Stanley Cup with the Wings the following year. On October 28, 1945, Brown became the first player in Detroit history to score a hat trick in an opening night home game.[1] His three goals helped Detroit defeat the Boston Bruins 7-0.[2]

On October 16, 1946, Brown was in the starting lineup for the Wings along with Sid Abel and 18-year-old rookie Gordie Howe, who was appearing in his first NHL game.[3] In the second period, Abel and Brown assisted on a goal by Howe, Howe's first goal in the NHL.[4]

He also played with the Chicago Black Hawks and the Boston Bruins. He left the NHL after the 1951–52 season.

He died in a car accident on August 9, 1960. His son Andy also played in the National Hockey League, as a goaltender.

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  1. ^ "Justin Abdelkader's hat trick lifts Red Wings over Leafs, former coach Mike Babcock". ESPN.
  2. ^ "Detroit's Wings wallop Bruins". Toledo Blade. 29 October 1945.
  3. ^ "Gordie Howe, 'Mr. Hockey,' turns 85 years old". Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  4. ^ Gordie Howe (14 October 2014). Mr. Hockey: My Story. ISBN 9780698183599.

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