Grew up in the Dallas Junior Stars program.
2008-09: Chris Brown appeared in 77 total games with the U.S. National U-18 Team. He scored 26 goals and added 20 assists to go with his 120 PIMs. It was his final season with the U-18 squad.
2009-10: Brown played in 45 games in his first season with the University Of Michigan(CCHA). He scored 13 goals and notched 15 assists, good for 28 points.
2010-11: Brown skated in 42 of 44 games for the University of Michigan as a sophomore; missing two games while playing for the USA at the 2011 U20 World Junior Championship. Brown was the fourth-leading scorer for the Wolverines, who finished first in the CCHA during the regular season and reached the Frozen Four championship game. Brown scored 9 goals with 14 assists and had the team's second best plus/minus (+18) with 59 PMs. In six games for the bronze-medal winning USA squad that hosted the junior tournament, he scored 2 goals with 1 assist and was an even plus/minus with 4 PMs. Both of his goals were power play goals.
2011-12: Brown signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Coyotes in March 20112 following his junior year at the University of Michigan. In 38 games for the Wolverines he scored 12 goals with 17 assists – both career highs – and led Michigan with 66 penalty minutes. After finishing second in the CCHA during the regular season, the Wolverines reached the league championship game against Western Michigan and received an at-large bid to the NCAA Midwest Regional.
A power-forward on the wing, Brown is a big-bodied player with good speed and a powerful stride. Plays a physical, grinding game along the boards and uses his size and strength to drive to the net and create havoc in the crease. Is also an adept puck carrier.
A consistent player during his three-year collegiate career, Brown is set to begin his pro career and will look to bring his physical presence to the Coyotes AHL affiliate in Portland.