Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Brown
Standing 6'5", right-winger David Brown was an imposing figure on the ice during an NHL career that lasted over 700 games. He was solid grinder and respected enforcer who hit double figures in goals twice.

The native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan played junior for the hometown Blades and the Spokane Flyers. In keeping with their tradition of selecting burly individuals, the Philadelphia Flyers claimed Brown 140th overall in 1982. He spent the majority of his first two pro seasons in the AHL and led the league with 418 penalty minutes in 1982-83.

The rugged forward played nearly five full years in Philly beginning in 1984-85. His brawn fit in well with the club's close-checking style. Brown helped the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup finals in 1985 and 1987 before spending parts of three years with the Edmonton Oilers.

Brown sipped champagne from the Stanley Cup in 1990 then returned to the Flyers in 1991-92. By this time he was an experienced veteran on a team that was trying to rebuild. He was part of the club's resurrection behind Eric Lindros and John Leclair in the mid-90s. Brown retired in 1996 after spending a year with the San Jose Sharks.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Yorkton Terriers SJHL
1980-81 Spokane Flyers WHL 9 2 2 4 21
1981-82 Saskatoon Blades WHL 62 11 33 44 344 5 1 0 1 4
1982-83 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 5 -1
1982-83 Maine Mariners AHL 71 8 6 14 418 16 0 0 0 107
1983-84 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 19 1 5 6 98 +4 2 0 0 0 12
1983-84 Springfield Indians AHL 59 17 14 31 150
1984-85 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 57 3 6 9 165 -3 11 0 0 0 59
1985-86 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 76 10 7 17 277 +7 5 0 0 0 16
1986-87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 62 7 3 10 274 -7 26 1 2 3 59
1987-88 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 47 12 5 17 114 +10 7 1 0 1 27
1988-89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 50 0 3 3 100 -8
1988-89 Edmonton Oilers NHL 22 0 2 2 56 -4 7 0 0 0 6
1989-90 Edmonton Oilers NHL 60 0 6 6 145 -3 3 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Edmonton Oilers NHL 58 3 4 7 160 -7 16 0 1 1 30
1991-92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 70 4 2 6 81 -11
1992-93 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 70 0 2 2 78 -5
1993-94 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 71 1 4 5 137 -12
1994-95 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 28 1 2 3 53 -1 3 0 0 0 0
1995-96 San Jose Sharks NHL 37 3 1 4 46 +4
NHL Totals 729 45 52 97 1789 80 2 3 5 209


Traded to Edmonton by Philadelphia for Keith Acton and Edmonton's 6th round choice (Dmitry Yushkevich) in 1991 Entry Draft, February 7, 1989. Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton with Jari Kurri and Corey Foster for Craig Fisher, Scott Mellanby and Craig Berube, May 30, 1991. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 10, 1995.