David Brown (ice hockey)

David Brown (born February 1, 1985, in Stoney Creek, Ontario) is a former professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for the Stoney Creek Generals in the ACH. He most recently played for the Fife Flyers of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL). Brown was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 8th round, 228th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

David Brown
Born (1985-02-01) February 1, 1985 (age 35)
Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Right
ACH team
Former teams
Stoney Creek Generals
Fife Flyers
WBS Penguins
Grand Rapids Griffins
Hull Stingrays
NHL Draft 228th overall, 2004
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2007–2018

Playing careerEdit

Brown was originally drafted from the Kilty Bees. Brown progressed through the Hamilton minor hockey ranks to the Provincial A Kilty Bees, and was eventually drafted by the Mississauga Ice Dogs of the OHL (Ontario Hockey League), where he was their fifth round selection in the 2001 draft. Once Brown finished his junior career, he eventually moved on to the University of Notre Dame.

Before turning professional, Brown played four seasons for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and was named MVP in 2006.[1] He was a finalist for the 2007 Hobey Baker Award, which is awarded to the top collegiate player in the country.[2] On July 3, 2007, Brown signed an entry level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[3]

On February 18, 2011, the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League signed Brown to a professional tryout contract, although he never suited for the Marlies, Brown remained in the Central Hockey League with the Quad City Mallards, Arizona Sundogs, Allen Americans and the Wichita Thunder.

On July 5, 2014, Brown left the CHL and signed abroad on a two-year contract with the Hull Stingrays of the EIHL, during which he studied for his master's degree at the University of Hull.[4]

Brown played for the Fife Flyers in the Elite Ice Hockey League for the 2015–16 season and last played for the Stoney Creek Generals in the 2018 ACH.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

He is an alumnus of Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario.[citation needed]

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
All-CCHA First Team 2006–07 [6]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2006–07
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2007 [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PENS PROSPECT DAVID BROWN IS NOTRE DAME'S MVP". NHL.com. Pittsburgh Penguins. April 10, 2006. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "David Brown player Biography". University of Notre Dame. 2007-08-02. Retrieved 2007-09-13.
  3. ^ "Penguins Sign Goaltender David Brown". NHL.com. Pittsburgh Penguins. July 3, 2007. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Stingrays swoop for netminder Brown". Hull Stingrays. 2014-07-05. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  5. ^ "GENERALS SIGN GOALIE DAVID BROWN". stoneycreek.pointstreaksites.com. October 17, 2016. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  7. ^ "2012–13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Charlie Effinger
CCHA Best Goaltender
2006–07
Succeeded by
Jeff Zatkoff
Preceded by
Scott Parse
CCHA Player of the Year
2006–07
Succeeded by
Kevin Porter
Preceded by
Jeff Lerg
CCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament
2007
Succeeded by
Tim Miller