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Brown returns home, signs two-year deal with Wild

Burnsville native won a national championship with Minnesota Duluth in 2011

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with forward J.T. Brown on a two-year, $1.375 million contract.

Brown, who turns 28 tomorrow, totaled seven points (2-5=7), 24 penalty minutes (PIM) and 71 hits in 47 games with Tampa Bay and Anaheim in 2017-18. He also skated in four Stanley Cup Playoff games with Anaheim. The 5-foot-10, 169-pound native of Burnsville, Minn., has totaled 64 points (20-44=64), 192 PIM and 392 hits in 309 career NHL contests over parts of six seasons with Tampa Bay (2011-12, 2013-18) and Anaheim (2017-18). Brown has registered six points and two PIM in 41 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with Tampa Bay (2013-16) and Anaheim (2017-18).

Brown registered 38 points (14-24=38) and 51 PIM in 64 games during two American Hockey League (AHL) seasons with the Syracuse Crunch (2012-14). The right-shot winger totaled 84 points (40-44=84) and 109 PIM in 81 games during two seasons with the University of Minnesota Duluth (2010-12), helping the Bulldogs capture the 2011 NCAA National Championship at Xcel Energy Center. He was selected the tournament's Most Outstanding Player and one of six players named to the 2011 NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team. Brown also represented the United States at the 2012 IIHF World Championship. 

Tweet from @mnwild: �� welcome home to the #StateOfHockey @JTBrown23! pic.twitter.com/4sJ2oRCxpa

Brown played Minnesota high school hockey at Rosemount High School and, after going undrafted, signed an entry-level contract with Tampa Bay on March 28, 2012.

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