(September 10, 2005) -- John Ferguson, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Saturday that the club has signed free agent defenceman Brad Brown to a one year contract. In keeping with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Brown, 29, was captain of the Minnesota Wild for two months during the 2001-02 season, ranking second on the team in hits (120) and penalty minutes (90). In 2003-04 he split the year between Minnesota and Buffalo collecting three assists with 66 penalty minutes in 43 games.
The native of Baie Verte, Newfoundland has played 330 career NHL games for Montreal, Chicago, the New York Rangers, Minnesota and Buffalo collecting 29 points (two goals, 27 assists) with 747 penalty minutes. He was originally Montreal's first choice, 18th overall in the 1994 Entry Draft.