Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Arnie Brown
Arnie Brown played most of his junior hockey with the St. Michael's Majors of the OHA where he helped his club, in the company of future NHLer Jerry Cheevers, to win the Memorial Cup in 1961.

As a Leaf prospect, the young rearguard spent most of his time sharpening his game with the Rochester Americans of the AHL until 1964. It was at that time that he was packaged up with a host of other Leaf talent and sent to the Rangers in exchange for Andy Bathgate and Don McKenney.

Brown landed his first regular NHL action with the Blueshirts in 1964-65. It was at that time that he established his game as a functional, stay-at-home rearguard who left the more dynamic play to his defensive partner, Harry Howell. In 1967, Brown served as the backdrop to Howell's Norris Trophy season as the league's top defender.

Several years later, Brown teamed up with Brad Park and put in two unprecedented seasons of offensive output. It was the heart of the Bobby Orr era when blueliners began to think and act more offensively. Brown got into the act with 36 points in 1969-70. But during the playoffs of that year, he blew out his knees, which precipitated the demise of his career. Numerous operations on both legs were required with a piece of his mobility disappearing with each intervention.

In 1971, a hobbled Brown was traded to the Detroit Red Wings for a brief dose of defensive tribulation before rounding out his NHL days with the Islanders and Flames in 1974. He then jumped to the WHA with Michigan-Baltimore and Vancouver where he retired for good in late 1974.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1959-60 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 48 2 5 7 112 10 0 2 2 14
1960-61 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 47 7 11 18 110 20 6 9 15 60
1960-61 St. Michael's Majors M-Cup 9 0 4 4 26
1961-62 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 19 7 10 17 70 7 0 8 8 23
1961-62 Rochester Americans AHL 3 0 3 3 2
1961-62 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1962-63 Rochester Americans AHL 71 4 24 28 143 2 0 0 0 6
1963-64 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 0 0 0 6
1963-64 Rochester Americans AHL 47 4 23 27 119
1963-64 Baltimore Clippers AHL 11 0 3 3 8
1964-65 New York Rangers NHL 58 1 11 12 145
1965-66 New York Rangers NHL 64 1 7 8 106
1966-67 New York Rangers NHL 69 2 10 12 61 4 0 0 0 6
1967-68 New York Rangers NHL 74 1 25 26 83 +17 6 0 1 1 8
1968-69 New York Rangers NHL 74 10 12 22 48 +1 4 0 1 1 0
1969-70 New York Rangers NHL 73 15 21 36 78 +28 4 0 4 4 9
1970-71 New York Rangers NHL 48 3 12 15 24 0
1970-71 Detroit Red Wings NHL 27 2 6 8 30 -17
1971-72 Detroit Red Wings NHL 77 2 23 25 84 -12
1972-73 New York Islanders NHL 48 4 8 12 27 -47
1972-73 Atlanta Flames NHL 15 1 0 1 17 -10
1973-74 Atlanta Flames NHL 48 2 6 8 29 -14 4 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Michigan/Baltimore Blades WHA 50 3 4 7 27
1974-75 Vancouver Blazers WHA 10 0 1 1 13
NHL Totals 681 44 141 185 738 22 0 6 6 23


Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto with Dick Duff, Bob Nevin, Rod Seiling and Bill Collins for Andy Bathgate and Don McKenney, February 22, 1964. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers with Mike Robitaille and Tom Miller for Bruce MacGregor and Larry Brown, February 2, 1971. Selected by Chicago (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to NY Islanders by Detroit with Gerry Gray for Denis DeJordy and Don McLaughlin, October 4, 1972. Traded to Atlanta by NY Islanders for Ernie Hicke and future considerations (Billy MacMillan, May 29, 1973), February 13, 1973. WHA rights traded to Michigan (WHA) by Chicago (WHA) for cash, October, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver (WHA) after Michigan-Baltimore (WHA) franchise folded, March, 1975.
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