|Born||December 27, 1975
Baie Verte, NF, CAN
|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Hartford Wolf Pack
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||18th overall, 1994
|Playing career||1995 – present|
Brad Brown (born December 27, 1975, in Baie Verte, Newfoundland) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently with the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. He has played in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Minnesota Wild and the Buffalo Sabres.
Brad Brown was drafted in the first round, 18th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Brad was drafted from the North Bay Centennials of the Ontario Hockey League. After his junior overage year with the Barrie Colts he made his professional debut in the 1995–96 season, finishing out the year with the Fredericton Canadiens of the AHL.
Brown, a defensive defensman, made his NHL debut the following year in the 1996–97 season with the Montreal Canadiens on November 1, 1996 against the Boston Bruins. Playing mostly for the Fredericton in the next two years Brown's career was established after he was traded by the Canadiens, along with Jocelyn Thibault and Dave Manson, to the Chicago Blackhawks for Jeff Hackett, Eric Weinrich, Alain Nasreddine on November 16, 1998.
Brad played the next two seasons as a fixture on the Blackhawks defense. Prior to the 2000–01 season, Brown was traded by the Blackhawks along with Michal Grosek to the New York Rangers on October 5, 2000.
On July 31, 2001, Brown was signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Wild. Brown was a integral part of the Wild's defense until the end of the 2003–04 season when he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres of a fourth round pick on March 8, 2004.
After the 2004 NHL Lockout, Brown was signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 10, 2005. Brown however struggled with form and never played for the Leafs, rather playing through his contract with Leafs affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.
On September 18, 2008, Brown was invited to the Philadelphia Flyers training camp but was later released on September 30, 2008. Brown instead started the 2008–09 season in the ECHL with the Fresno Falcons. He was given a tryout with the Quad City Flames of the AHL before he was signed by the Flames for the rest of the year on December 26, 2008.
|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|
|1994–95||North Bay Centennials||OHL||64||8||38||46||172||6||1||4||5||8|
|2000–01||New York Rangers||NHL||48||1||3||4||107||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||10||0||1||1||5||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Quad City Flames||AHL||46||1||1||2||96||—||—||—||—||—|
|Minnesota Wild captains
|Minnesota Wild captains