Brian Burke, president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Saturday the acquisition of forward Mike Brown
from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Toronto’s fifth round draft pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Anaheim used the pick, 122nd overall, to select Chris Wagner from the South Shore Kings of the Eastern Junior Hockey League.
Brown, 25, played 75 games with the Ducks during the 2009-10 season, collecting seven points (6 goals, 1 assist) and 106 penalty minutes. In 142 career NHL games with Anaheim and Vancouver, the native of Northbrook, Illinois has registered nine goals and three assists for 12 points with 306 penalty minutes. Brown was originally selected by the Canucks in the fifth round, 159th overall, at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
The 6-0, 210-pound forward appeared in 189 career games in the American Hockey League with the Manitoba Moose from 2005 to 2008. He collected 31 points (20 goals, 11 assists) with 534 penalty minutes.
Prior to his professional career, Brown attended the University of Michigan for two years from 2003 to 2005 and accumulated 11 goals, 10 assists, 21 points and 146 penalty minutes in 77 games.