Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Doug Brown
Right-winger Doug Brown entered his 16th NHL season in 2001-02 as a member of the Detroit Red Wings. A fine two-way worker, his strength has always been the ability to check diligently while contributing a fair bit on offense.

Born in Southborough, Massachusetts, Brown spent four years at Boston College where he was named to the Hockey East second all-star team in 1985 and 1986. Following his senior year in 1985-86 he was signed by the New Jersey Devils. His solid work at both ends of the ice helped the Devils improve and come within one game of reaching the Stanley Cup final in 1988.

After spending parts of seven years with the close-checking Devils, Brown signed with the high-flying Pittsburgh Penguins in 1993. It came as no surprise that he set a personal best with 55 points but the Pens stumbled in the first round of the playoffs against the Washington Capitals.

Following the owners' lockout, Brown found a permanent home with the Detroit Red Wings when they claimed him on waivers in January 1995. The fast-paced but disciplined style of the club under Scotty Bowman was a perfect fit for Brown. He helped the team reach the finals in 1995 for the first time in 29 years. Through the remainder of the decade he was utilized in all situations as the Wings won consecutive Stanley Cups in 1997 and 1998. Following the second Cup win he was claimed in the Expansion Draft by the Nashville Predators but Detroit quickly sent Petr Sykora and two draft choices to them to retain Brown's services. His consistent play helped the Wings remain competitive and enter the 2001-02 season with a realistic chance at another Stanley Cup.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 St. Mark's Lions High-MA
1982-83 Boston College Eagles ECAC 22 9 8 17 0
1983-84 Boston College Eagles ECAC 38 11 10 21 6
1984-85 Boston College Eagles H-East 45 37 31 68 10
1985-86 Boston College Eagles H-East 38 16 40 56 16
1985-86 United States WEC-A 10 2 1 3 2
1986-87 New Jersey Devils NHL 4 0 1 1 0 -4
1986-87 Maine Mariners AHL 73 24 34 58 15
1987-88 New Jersey Devils NHL 70 14 11 25 20 +7 19 5 1 6 6
1987-88 Utica Devils AHL 2 0 2 2 2
1988-89 New Jersey Devils NHL 63 15 10 25 15 -7
1988-89 Utica Devils AHL 4 1 4 5 0
1988-89 United States WEC-A 10 1 2 3 0
1989-90 New Jersey Devils NHL 69 14 20 34 16 +7 6 0 1 1 2
1990-91 New Jersey Devils NHL 58 14 16 30 4 +18 7 2 2 4 2
1990-91 United States WEC-A 10 0 1 1 0
1991-92 United States Can-Cup 8 1 2 3 0
1991-92 New Jersey Devils NHL 71 11 17 28 27 +17
1992-93 New Jersey Devils NHL 15 0 5 5 2 +3
1992-93 Utica Devils AHL 25 11 17 28 8
1993-94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 77 18 37 55 18 +19 6 0 0 0 2
1994-95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 45 9 12 21 16 +14 18 4 8 12 2
1995-96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 62 12 15 27 4 +11 13 3 3 6 4
1996-97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 49 6 7 13 8 -3 14 3 3 6 2
1997-98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 19 23 42 12 +17 9 4 2 6 0
1998-99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 9 19 28 42 +5 10 2 2 4 4
1999-00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 51 10 8 18 12 +8 3 0 1 1 0
2000-01 Detroit Red Wings NHL 60 9 13 22 14 0 4 0 0 0 2
2000-01 United States WC-A 8 1 3 4 4 +1
NHL Totals 854 160 214 374 210 109 23 23 46 26


Brother of Greg
Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1985, 1986)
Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 6, 1986. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September 28, 1993. Claimed by Detroit from Pittsburgh in Waiver Draft, January 18, 1995. Claimed by Nashville from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Traded to Detroit by Nashville for Petr Sykora, Detroit's 3rd round choice (later traded to Edmonton - Edmonton selected Mike Comrie) and 4th round compensatory choice (Alexander Krevsun) in 1999 Entry Draft), July 14, 1998.