Chris Brown
Image: NHL

Chris Brown

Hometown:

Flower Mound Texas

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-02-03

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Trade with Phoenix, 2014

Weight:

191 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

Chris Brown grew up in the Dallas Junior Stars program.

2008-09: 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. Brown was chosen in the second round, 36th overall, of the 2009 NHL Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes.

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.

2012-13: Brown played in five NHL games with Phoenix in his first pro season – skating in his first game against Anaheim on March 4th and then returning for four games in April. He had no points and was an even plus/minus with 2 penalty minutes; averaging 7:38 minutes of ice time. Brown led the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate in Portland with 29 goals and had 18 assists; finishing -8 with 98 penalty minutes in 68 games. The Pirates finished second in the Atlantic Division and were swept by Eastern Conference champion Syracuse in the first round — with two of the three losses in overtime. Brown scored 1 goal with 1 assist in three playoff games and was +1 with 6 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

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.

 

Future

Chris Brown was an immediately effective addition to Portland and was among the team’s leading scorers in 2012-13. He received a late season call-up to the Coyotes and could potentially be on the Phoenix opening day roster in 2013-14.

Brown was traded by the Phoenix Coyotes along with Rostislav Klesla to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Martin Erat and John Mitchell in March of 2014.

 

Phoenix Coyotes prospects Gormley and Miele shine for Portland

by Pat Paeplow
on

Chris Brown - Phoenix Coyotes

Photo: Chris Brown has been one of the top forwards for the Portland Pirates in 2013-14, which has earned him time with the NHL club (courtesy of Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

Legal squabbles between the Board of Trustees of Portland, Maine’s Cumberland County Civic Center and the ownership group of their primary tenant, the Portland Pirates, have relegated the team to the northern reaches of Maine for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, on the ice, the Phoenix Coyotes AHL affiliate finds themselves in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference standings.

Read more»

Logjam of ripening defensemen overwhelm Phoenix Coyotes depth chart

by Pat Paeplow
on
Lucas Lessio - Phoenix Coyotes

Photo: Rookie pro Lucas Lessio broke camp with the Coyotes but was assigned to AHL Portland after three NHL games (courtesy of Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

 
The Phoenix Coyotes may have the most unbalanced prospect pool in the league. On defense, they have more legitimate players than places to put them. At forward, they may be forced to convert their young centers to address the scarcity of talent on both wings.

Read more»

Phoenix Coyotes Top 20 filled with first round picks poised to emerge

by Pat Paeplow
on

Brandon Gormley - Portland Pirates

Photo: Coming off a strong rookie season for AHL Portland, defenseman Brandon Gormley remains the top prospect in the Coyotes organization (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

In 1995, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Tie Domi knocked New York Rangers defenseman Ulf Samuelsson unconscious with a sucker punch that is still considered one of the dirtiest plays in recent NHL history. This year, their sons could be the ones connecting, on scoring plays rather than right hooks.

Read more»

Phoenix Coyotes 2013 draft preview

by Mitchell Brandner
on

Mark Visentin - Portland Pirates

Photo: Rookie goaltender Mark Visentin, the Coyotes 27th overall pick in 2010, appeared in 30 games for the AHL’s Portland Pirates in 2012-13 (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

For the first time in four seasons, the Phoenix Coyotes missed the playoffs. After having their most successful postseason in franchise history, the Coyotes struggled to string wins together until it was too late. With a slew of young defensemen looking to make the jump to the next level, the Coyotes are in a position where a good forward can fall right into their laps at the 12th pick.

Read more»

Professional players dominate Phoenix Coyotes mid-season Top 20 ranking

by Mitchell Brandner
on

Brandon Gormley - Portland Pirates

Photo: Portland Pirates defenseman Brandon Gormley, who scored 29 points as an AHL rookie, maintains his place atop the Coyotes prospect pool (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

The Phoenix Coyotes prospect pool is loaded with players who are already playing professional hockey. Most of these players are playing for the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate team, the Portland Pirates. With the Pirates recently clinching a playoff spot, these prospects will gain valuable post-season experience early on in their careers.

Read more»