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Ducks Acquire Brown for McIver

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

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.

McIver, 24 (1/6/85), appeared in 18 contests with Anaheim this season, earning one assist (0-1=1) with 36 penalty minutes (PIM). The 6-2, 205-pound defenseman logged a season-high 15:24 time on ice (TOI) on Nov. 28 vs. Chicago. He collected his first assist as a Duck on Oct. 14 at Los Angeles, which was also his first contest with Anaheim. In 36 career NHL games, the Summerside, Prince Edward Island native has collected one assist with 95 PIM.

Selected by Vancouver in the eighth round (254th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, McIver was claimed by Anaheim on waivers from Vancouver on Oct. 4, 2008. He has played in 172 career AHL games with Manitoba (AHL), collecting 5-11=16 points with 353 PIM.

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