Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brad Brown
Brad Brown began his major junior hockey career in 1991-92, as a member of the OHL's North Bay Centennials where he played 49 games as a rookie. In his third year with the club, he helped them to the 1993-94 J. Ross Robertson Cup. In 1994-95, scored 46 points and in 1995-96, Brown returned for a fifth season as an overage player, opening the year with the Barrie Colts, scoring 16 points in just 27 games. He then turned pro with the Fredericton Canadiens and played 38 AHL games before the close of the season. In 1996-97, Brad played 64 games at the AHL level and in 1997-98 played another 64 games for the AHL Canadiens.

Brown was drafted 18th overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. On November 1, 1996, he made his NHL debut against the Bruins. After playing seven more games that season, he joined the NHL full time two seasons later in 1998-99. That year, after five games with the Canadiens, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks. He scored his first career goal on January 17 against the Coyotes' Jimmy Waite. In 1999-00, Brown played 57 games for the Blackhawks. On October 5, he was traded to the New York Rangers and later that year, played 48 games.

On July 31, 2001, Brown signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Wild and was an integral part of the Wild's defensive core up until the latter stages of the 2003-04 season when he was dealt to the Buffalo Sabres.

Following a lock out year in 2004-05, Brown was acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the summer of 2005.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Toronto Red Wings MTHL 80 15 45 60 105
1990-91 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B 2 0 0 0 0
1991-92 North Bay Centennials OHL 49 2 9 11 170 18 0 6 6 43
1992-93 North Bay Centennials OHL 61 4 9 13 228 2 0 2 2 13
1993-94 North Bay Centennials OHL 66 8 24 32 196 18 3 12 15 33
1993-94 North Bay Centennials M-Cup 3 0 0 0 21
1994-95 North Bay Centennials OHL 64 8 38 46 172 6 1 4 5 8
1995-96 Barrie Colts OHL 27 3 13 16 82
1995-96 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 38 0 3 3 148 10 2 1 3 6
1996-97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 8 0 0 0 22 -1
1996-97 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 64 3 7 10 368
1997-98 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 64 1 8 9 297 +9 4 0 0 0 29
1998-99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 0 0 0 21 0
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 61 1 7 8 184 -4
1999-00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 57 0 9 9 134 -1
2000-01 New York Rangers NHL 48 1 3 4 107 0
2001-02 Minnesota Wild NHL 51 0 4 4 123 -11
2002-03 Minnesota Wild NHL 57 0 1 1 90 -1 11 0 0 0 16
2003-04 Minnesota Wild NHL 30 0 1 1 54 -1
2003-04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 13 0 2 2 12 +3
2004-05
2005-06 Toronto Marlies AHL 38 2 2 4 93 2 0 0 0 0
2006-07 Toronto Marlies AHL 36 0 3 3 62 -2
2007-08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 10 0 1 1 5 +4
2007-08 Florida Everblades ECHL 26 2 1 3 68 -3 2 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Quad City Flames AHL 46 1 1 2 96 +2
NHL Totals 330 2 27 29 747 11 0 0 0 16


OHL All-Rookie Team (1992) Traded to Chicago by Montreal with Jocelyn Thibault and Dave Manson for Jeff Hackett, Eric Weinrich, Alain Nasreddine and Tampa Bay's 4th round pick (previously acquired, Montreal selected Chris Dyment) in 1999 NHL Draft, November 16, 1998. Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago with Michal Grosek for future considerations, October 5, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 31, 2001. Traded to Buffalo by Minnesota with Minnesota's 6th round pick (Vjateslav Buravchikov) in 2005 NHL Draft for Buffalo's 4th round pick (Kyle Bailey) in 2005 NHL Draft, March 8, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, September 10, 2005. Signed to a PTO (tryout) contract by Quad City (AHL), November 12, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Quad City (AHL), December 26, 2008.
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