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.
February 3, 1991|
Flower Mound, Texas, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Nürnberg Ice Tigers|
36th overall, 2009|
As a youth, Brown played in the 2003 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Dallas Storm minor ice hockey team. He grew up in Flower Mound, Texas where he played hockey and football for Flower Mound High School. 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.
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. 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. On April 20, 2016, Brown was recalled by the New York Rangers from the team's AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.
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. 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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||20||3||6||9||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||64||14||13||27||78||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honorsEdit
|All-CCHA Rookie Team||2009–10|||
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
- "Chris Brown Mound High alumni". mgoblue.com. March 4, 2014. Archived from the original on June 22, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
- "CCHA announces All-Rookie Team". Central Collegiate Hockey Association. April 15, 2010. Archived from the original on July 24, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2010.
- "Caps trade disgruntled Erat to Coyotes for Klesla, Brown". The Sports Network. March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
- "Capitals acquire Ryan Bourque, Rangers get Brown". American Hockey League. February 28, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
- "New York Rangers Recall Seven Players from Hartford Wolf Pack". Archived from the original on May 5, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
- "Chris Brown agrees to sign with Roosters" (in German). Iserlohn Roosters. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- "Ice Tigers welcome Chris Brown" (in German). Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. May 8, 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 283. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.