Wednesday, April 3, 2013
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have recalled forwards Chris Brown and Chris Conner from the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Brown made his NHL debut with the Coyotes on March 4 against the Anaheim Ducks. Brown became just the fifth player from Texas to play in the NHL. In 63 games with the Pirates this season, he has registered 25-15-40 and 94 penalty minutes. Brown leads the team in goals and is tied for third in points. He ranks ninth in the AHL in goals and his 12 power-play goals are tied for the third most in the league.
The 22-year-old native of Flower Mound, Texas was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the second round (36th overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft.
The 5-foot-8, 190-pound Conner has appeared in 60 games with the Pirates this season totaling 13-27-40 and 28 PIM. He ranks third on the team in assists and tied for third in points.
The 29-year-old native of Westland, Mich., has collected 17-26-43 and 30 PIM in 147 career NHL games with the Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings. He played in a career-high 60 NHL games with the Penguins in 2010-11 and recorded 7-9-16.
Conner signed with the Coyotes as a free agent on July 2, 2012.