Chris Brown (ice hockey)

Christopher James Brown (born February 3, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey center. He is currently playing for the Nürnberg Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Brown was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the second round (36th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Chris Brown
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Born (1991-02-03) February 3, 1991 (age 30)
Flower Mound, Texas, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
DEL team
Former teams
Nürnberg Ice Tigers
Phoenix Coyotes
Washington Capitals
Iserlohn Roosters
NHL Draft 36th overall, 2009
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2012–present

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Brown played in the 2003 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Dallas Storm minor ice hockey team.[1] He grew up in Flower Mound, Texas where he played hockey and football for Flower Mound High School.[2] He eventually joined the U.S. National Team Development Program from which he then accepted a scholarship to play college hockey with the University of Michigan Wolverines of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). In his first season with the Wolverines, he was selected to the 2009–10 CCHA All-Rookie Team.[3]

On the eve of the 2013–14 NHL trade deadline, Brown was dealt by the Coyotes along with Rostislav Klesla and a fourth-round pick in 2015 NHL Entry Draft to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Martin Erat and John Mitchell on March 4, 2014.[4] Brown scored his first NHL goal with the Capitals on March 22, 2014, against Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks.

Brown was dealt once again on the eve of the 2015–16 trade deadline. He was traded by the Capitals to the New York Rangers in exchange for fellow American Ryan Bourque.[5] On April 20, 2016, Brown was recalled by the New York Rangers from the team's AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.[6]

After parts of two seasons with the Wolf Pack, Brown left North America at the conclusion of his contract with the Rangers, signing a one-year deal with German outfit, the Iserlohn Roosters of the DEL on July 19, 2017.[7] In the 2017–18 season, Brown was looked upon to add production and posted 21 assists and 30 points in 47 games.

On May 8, 2018, Brown signed as a free agent with fellow DEL club, the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers, on a two-year contract.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 43 8 6 14 66
2008–09 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 77 26 20 46 157
2009–10 University of Michigan CCHA 45 13 15 28 58
2010–11 University of Michigan CCHA 42 9 14 23 59
2011–12 University of Michigan CCHA 38 12 17 29 66
2012–13 Portland Pirates AHL 68 29 18 47 98 3 1 1 2 6
2012–13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 5 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 6 0 0 0 17
2013–14 Portland Pirates AHL 51 14 21 35 68
2013–14 Washington Capitals NHL 6 1 1 2 0
2013–14 Hershey Bears AHL 12 2 3 5 2
2014–15 Washington Capitals NHL 5 1 0 1 2
2014–15 Hershey Bears AHL 64 17 11 28 70 9 3 2 5 10
2015–16 Hershey Bears AHL 20 3 6 9 20
2015–16 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 20 3 6 9 20
2016–17 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 64 14 13 27 78
2017–18 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 49 9 21 30 46 2 0 3 3 4
2018–19 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 37 13 12 25 50 8 4 3 7 14
2019–20 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 51 13 22 35 46
NHL totals 23 2 1 3 21
Medal record
Representing   USA
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  2011 USA

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States U17   6 2 1 3 10
2009 United States WJC18   7 4 3 7 8
2011 United States WJC   6 2 1 3 4
Junior totals 19 8 5 13 22

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
College
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2009–10 [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Chris Brown Mound High alumni". mgoblue.com. March 4, 2014. Archived from the original on June 22, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "CCHA announces All-Rookie Team". Central Collegiate Hockey Association. April 15, 2010. Archived from the original on July 24, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2010.
  4. ^ "Caps trade disgruntled Erat to Coyotes for Klesla, Brown". The Sports Network. March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  5. ^ "Capitals acquire Ryan Bourque, Rangers get Brown". American Hockey League. February 28, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  6. ^ "New York Rangers Recall Seven Players from Hartford Wolf Pack". Archived from the original on May 5, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  7. ^ "Chris Brown agrees to sign with Roosters" (in German). Iserlohn Roosters. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  8. ^ "Ice Tigers welcome Chris Brown" (in German). Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. May 8, 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  9. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 283. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.

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