Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jeff Brown
Jeff Brown was a mobile defenceman who played over 700 games for six different clubs. He was a superior passer who liked to gamble by rushing with the puck or pinching in from the blueline.

Brown was a junior star for four seasons with the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL. He was chosen 36th overall by the Quebec Nordiques at the 1984 Entry Draft and was one of their few positive stories in the late 1980s. Brown was a top point producer for the club and scored 13 power play goals in 1988-89.

The clever blueliner was one of many bodies moved when the Nordiques cleaned house at the start of the '90s. He joined the St. Louis Blues in 1989-90 and immediately upgraded their power play and transition game. In 1990-91, he helped the club attain 105 points and scored a key overtime goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the hotly contested Norris Division final series in 1993.

Late in the 1993-94 season Brown was acquired by the Vancouver Canucks in time for their drive to the Stanley Cup finals. His mobility and experience helped the club come within one game of winning it all in a tough series against the New York Rangers. During his last three seasons he played for the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Washington Capitals. He retired after the 1997-98 season, a tumultuous year in which he became seriously ill with the flesh-eating disease. Brown retired with nearly 600 career points and the reputation of being one of the best power play specialists of his time.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Hawkesbury Hawks ON-Jr.A 49 12 47 59 72
1982-83 Sudbury Wolves OHL 65 9 37 46 39
1983-84 Sudbury Wolves OHL 68 17 60 77 39
1984-85 Sudbury Wolves OHL 56 16 48 64 26
1985-86 Sudbury Wolves OHL 45 22 28 50 24 4 0 2 2 11
1985-86 Quebec Nordiques NHL 8 3 2 5 6 +5 1 0 0 0 0
1985-86 Fredericton Express AHL 1 0 1 1 0
1986-87 Quebec Nordiques NHL 44 7 22 29 16 +11 13 3 3 6 2
1986-87 Fredericton Express AHL 26 2 14 16 16
1987-88 Quebec Nordiques NHL 78 16 36 52 64 -25
1988-89 Quebec Nordiques NHL 78 21 47 68 62 -22
1989-90 Quebec Nordiques NHL 29 6 10 16 18 -14
1989-90 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 10 28 38 37 -12 12 2 10 12 4
1990-91 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 12 47 59 39 +4 13 3 9 12 6
1991-92 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 20 39 59 38 +8 6 2 1 3 2
1992-93 St. Louis Blues NHL 71 25 53 78 58 -6 11 3 8 11 6
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 63 13 47 60 46 -13
1993-94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 11 1 5 6 10 +2 24 6 9 15 37
1994-95 Vancouver Canucks NHL 33 8 23 31 16 -2 5 1 3 4 2
1995-96 Vancouver Canucks NHL 28 1 16 17 18 +6
1995-96 Hartford Whalers NHL 48 7 31 38 38 +2
1996-97 Hartford Whalers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 32 3 10 13 16 -1
1997-98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 19 1 8 9 10 +2
1997-98 Washington Capitals NHL 9 0 6 6 6 +4 2 0 2 2 0
NHL Totals 747 154 430 584 498 87 20 45 65 59


CJHL Rookie of the Year (1982) OHL First All-Star Team (1986) Traded to St. Louis by Quebec for Tony Hrkac and Greg Millen, December 13, 1989. Traded to Vancouver by St. Louis with Bret Hedican and Nathan LaFayette for Craig Janney, March 21, 1994. Traded to Hartford by Vancouver with Vancouver's 3rd round pick (later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Paul Manning) in 1998 NHL Draft for Jim Dowd, Frantisek Kucera and Hartford's 2nd round pick (Ryan Bonni) in 1997 NHL Draft, December 19, 1995. Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Toronto by Carolina for Toronto's 4th round pick (later traded to Nashville - Nashville selected Yevgeny Pavlov) in 1999 NHL Draft, January 2, 1998. Traded to Washington by Toronto for Sylvain Cote, March 24, 1998.
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