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.