Patrick Brown (ice hockey)


Patrick Wellington Brown (born May 29, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey forward. He currently plays for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Patrick Brown
Brown with the Charlotte Checkers in 2019
Born (1992-05-29) May 29, 1992 (age 29)
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Vegas Golden Knights
Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2014present

Playing career


As a youth, Brown played in the 2005 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Detroit Little Caesars minor ice hockey team.[1] He later played with the Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey team of the NCAA Hockey East Conference, from 2010 to 2014, and was captain during his senior season.[citation needed]

On April 12, 2014, Brown was signed as an undrafted free agent to a two-year entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.[2] Brown was recalled to make the Hurricanes opening night roster in his first professional season in 2014–15. He made his NHL debut with the Hurricanes in a defeat to the New York Islanders on October 10, 2014.[3] He recorded his first career NHL goal and assist on March 31, 2016, against the New York Rangers.[4] He spent to majority of his tenure in the Hurricanes' organization with their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, where he was team captain from 2016 to 2019 and won a Calder Cup in 2019.

After spending the first five seasons of his professional career within the Hurricanes organization, Brown left as a free agent to sign a two-year, $700,000 contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on July 1, 2019.[5] He spent most of the season with Golden Knights' AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. In 2021, he was named the team captain of the Golden Knights' new AHL affiliate, the Henderson Silver Knights.[6]

Personal life


Both Brown's father Doug and uncle Greg had NHL careers. His father played for the New Jersey Devils, Detroit Red Wings, and Pittsburgh Penguins, and his uncle played for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Winnipeg Jets.[7][8] Greg was also an associate head coach for Patrick while he played at Boston College. All three are Boston College alumni. Brown's younger brother Christopher also played at Boston College, and was captain during his junior and senior seasons. While Christopher was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres, he has not appeared in the NHL; he currently dresses for the Jacksonville Icemen in the ECHL.[9]

Brown's maternal grandfather is Wellington Mara, longtime owner and president of the NFL's New York Giants. He is also cousins with actresses Kate and Rooney Mara.[10]

Career statistics


    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Cranbrook-Kingswood Upper School USHS 30 23 25 48 14
2010–11 Boston College HE 29 0 1 1 8
2011–12 Boston College HE 13 1 0 1 6
2012–13 Boston College HE 38 5 6 11 14
2013–14 Boston College HE 40 15 15 30 30
2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 7 0 0 0 4
2014–15 Charlotte Checkers AHL 60 2 8 10 34
2015–16 Charlotte Checkers AHL 70 13 12 25 29
2015–16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 7 1 1 2 4
2016–17 Charlotte Checkers AHL 66 12 16 28 45 5 1 0 1 0
2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 14 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Charlotte Checkers AHL 68 7 20 27 61 8 1 2 3 0
2018–19 Charlotte Checkers AHL 70 19 16 35 32 11 5 5 10 18
2018–19 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 8 0 0 0 0
2019–20 Chicago Wolves AHL 60 7 14 21 26
2019–20 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0
2020–21 Henderson Silver Knights AHL 9 3 5 8 4
2020–21 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 4 0 0 0 2 12 2 0 2 0
NHL totals 33 2 1 3 10 22 3 0 3 0
Brown receiving the Calder Cup from David Andrews.

Awards and honors


Award Year
College
HE All-Academic Team 2011
AHL
Calder Cup (Charlotte Checkers) 2019 [11]

References


  1. "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  2. "Canes agree to terms with Patrick Brown". Carolina Hurricanes. 2014-04-12. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  3. "New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes - 10/10/2014". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2014-10-13.
  4. "Third-period rally helps Hurricanes top Rangers". National Hockey League. March 31, 2016. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  5. "Vegas Golden Knights announce roster transactions". Vegas Golden Knights. July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  6. "Henderson Silver Knights Name Leadership Group for Inaugural Season". OurSports Central. February 5, 2021.
  7. "Doug Brown at eliteprospects.com". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  8. "Greg Brown at eliteprospects.com". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  9. "Christopher Brown". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  10. "HUMBLE EXCELLENCE – CENTER PATRICK BROWN". www.chicagowolves.com. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  11. "Check and Mate! Charlotte wins Calder Cup". American Hockey League. June 8, 2019. Retrieved June 8, 2019.