Thursday, March 29, 2012
GLENDALE, ARIZONA ---
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today the Coyotes have signed forward Chris Brown
to a three-year entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The 6-foot-2, 200 pound Brown recorded 12-17-29 and 66 penalty minutes (PIM) in 38 games with Michigan (CCHA) this season. He set career highs in assists (17), points (29) and PIM (66) during the 2011-12 season. Brown led all Michigan rookies in 2009-10, with 13-15-18, and led the team with seven power play goals in 45 games. He was named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team.
The 21-year-old native of Flower Mound, TX registered 34-46-80 and 183 PIM in 125 regular season games during his three-year career with the Wolverines. Brown was the first ever Michigan recruit from the state of Texas.
Prior to his career at Michigan, Brown played for the United States National Under-18 Team at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (NTDP). As an 18-year-old, he recorded 20-18-38 and a team-leading 120 PIM in 62 games in 2008-09 and also ranked second on the team with 10 power play goals. He helped lead Team USA to the gold medal in the 2009 IIHF Under-18 World Championship in North Dakota, collecting 4-3-7 in seven games.
He also won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., registering 2-1-3 in six games.
Brown was selected by the Coyotes in the second round (36th overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft.