Mike Brown (forward)
Mike Brown Toronto
Brown with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2010
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
201 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
San Jose Sharks
Edmonton Oilers
Vancouver Canucks
Anaheim Ducks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Born June 24 1985 (1985-06-24) (age 32),
Northbrook, IL, USA
NHL Draft 159th overall, 2004
Vancouver Canucks
Pro Career 2005 – present

Michael S. Brown (born June 24, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey right winger who currently plays for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Coming out of the United States National Team Development Program and the University of Michigan Wolverines, Brown was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in 2004. On June 26, 2010, he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a draft pick.

Playing careerEdit


In high school, he played hockey for Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois.[1]

Before attending the University of Michigan for two years, Brown was a member of the US National Development Team Program, competing in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). After a 13-point freshman year with Michigan in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), he was drafted 159th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.


Brown became one of two Mike Browns to have been part of the Canucks organization and was often mistaken for the latter, a forward who left the Canucks in 2002.[2] Following his sophomore season, he was signed to a pro contract with the Canucks and chose to forego his last two years of college hockey.


Brown with the Anaheim Ducks.

In his pro rookie season in 2005–06 with the Manitoba Moose, the Canucks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, he recorded 15 points in 73 games.

In 2007–08, he received his first NHL call-up, playing 19 games for the Canucks. Brown scored his first NHL goal on December 2, 2007, against the Minnesota Wild in just his third game with the Canucks, deflecting a point shot from defenceman Lukas Krajicek in a 2–1 loss.[3] He was sent back down to the Moose on February 7, 2008.

On February 4, 2009, Brown was traded by the Canucks to the Anaheim Ducks for Nathan McIver.[4]

On May 1, 2009, Brown was ejected from Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals after a questionable hit on then Red Wings forward Jiri Hudler, who was left dazed and bloodied on the ice. Brown did return to the series, which the Red Wings ultimately won in seven games.

In the 2009–10 season, Brown played in a career-high 75 games, posting six goals and recording 106 penalty minutes. On June 26, 2010, he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for the Leafs' fifth round pick, number 122 overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[5]

On February 2, 2011, Brown signed a three-year contract extension with the Leafs.

On March 10, 2013, Brown was traded from the Maple Leafs to the Edmonton Oilers.

On October 21, 2013, Brown was traded from Edmonton to the San Jose Sharks.

Personal lifeEdit

Mike Brown (ice hockey)

Brown in a preseason game against San Jose Sharks in 2009.

Brown was raised in Northbrook, Illinois. His parents, Barry and Audrey Brown, own several Harley Davidson dealerships in Chicago.[6] Through the family business, Brown got to know several players from the Chicago Blackhawks growing up. When he was called up for his first game by the Canucks, ex-Blackhawk Jeremy Roenick called to wish him good luck.[2]

Brown is Jewish.[7] He was one of four Jewish players in the NHL in November 2008, along with Michael Cammalleri, Jeff Halpern, and Eric Nystrom.[8][9]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 USNTDP NAHL 46 5 11 16 56
2002–03 USNTDP NAHL 9 0 3 3 29
2003–04 University of Michigan CCHA 42 8 5 13 51
2004–05 University of Michigan CCHA 35 3 5 8 95
2005–06 Manitoba Moose AHL 73 7 8 15 139 13 1 2 3 17
2006–07 Manitoba Moose AHL 62 3 0 3 194 13 0 2 2 16
2007–08 Manitoba Moose AHL 54 10 3 13 201 6 2 0 2 11
2007–08 Vancouver Canucks NHL 19 1 0 1 55
2008–09 Vancouver Canucks NHL 20 0 1 1 85
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 28 2 1 3 60 13 0 2 2 25
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 75 6 1 7 106
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 50 3 5 8 59
NHL totals 192 12 8 20 365 13 0 2 2 25


  1. Lincoln-way Field To Get In-depth Look At Thornton - Chicago Tribune
  2. 2.0 2.1 Two minutes in the box with Mike Brown. The Province (December 14, 2007). Retrieved on February 3, 2009.
  3. Wild finally end Luongo's perfect run. Regina Leader Post (December 2, 2007). Retrieved on February 2, 2009.
  4. Vancouver picks up McIver from Ducks for Brown. TSN (February 4, 2009). Retrieved on February 4, 2009.
  5. Leafs take lw ross at no. 43; acquire f brown from ducks. Retrieved on June 27, 2010.
  6. Brown happy to be home. The Province (December 4, 2007). Retrieved on February 3, 2009.
  7. (September/October 2011, accessed September 15, 2011) "Professional Hockey Review: 2010–11; National Hockey League". Jewish Sports Review 8 (87): 7. Retrieved on September 15, 2011. 
  8. Q & A..with Canucks tough guy Brown. (November 30, 2008). Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  9. Jews (and Mel) on the big screen, Winter sports roundup. Jweekly (January 21, 2010). Retrieved on January 6, 2011.

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