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Ducks acquire Brown for McIver

Wednesday, 02.04.2009 / 5:34 PM / News

The Ducks have acquired right wing Mike Brown from Vancouver in exchange for defenseman Nathan McIver.

Brown, 23 (6/24/85), appeared in 20 contests with the Canucks this season, collecting one assist (0-1=1) with 85 penalty minutes (PIM). He was tied for second on the club in PIM at the time of the trade. The 6-0, 210-pound winger played in 19 games with Vancouver in 2007-08. He scored his first NHL goal on Dec. 2, 2007 at Minnesota in just his third NHL game. In 39 career NHL contests over two seasons, Brown has earned 1-1=2 points with 140 PIM.

A native of Northbrook, IL, Brown was selected by Vancouver in the fifth round (159th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He appeared in 189 contests over three seasons with the Manitoba Moose, Vancouver’s affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), scoring 20-11=31 points with 534 PIM. He led the club in PIM in each of the last two seasons. Brown also played two seasons for the University of Michigan in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) from 2003-05, advancing to the Quarterfinals in the NCAA Tournament with the Wolverines in back-to-back seasons.

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