Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Keith Brown
Defenceman Keith Brown was a steady two-way performer for 16 NHL seasons. He was equally proficient at looking after matters in his own zone and contributing on offence.

Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Brown headed across the country to play for the Fort Saskatchewan Traders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He then spent three years in the WCJHL with the Portland Winter Hawks and represented Canada at the World Junior Championships in 1979. After registering 96 points in the regular season and 30 assists in 30 playoff games in 1978-79, the young rearguard was chosen seventh overall by the Chicago Black Hawks.

Brown was a solid player in all phases of the game and a die-hard competitor. He reached double figures in goals twice and helped Chicago reach the Stanley Cup finals in 1992 and the semi-finals in 1982, 1983, 1985, and 1989. His tenacious effort on the ice took its toll on Brown's body as he missed considerable time as a result of injuries in seven of his 14 years in the Windy City.

Late in his career Brown was shipped to the expansion Florida Panthers to add stability and defence to the young squad. He was a solid +11 in 51 games the first years the retired in 1995 after seeing action in only 13 contests.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 Fort Saskatchewan Traders AJHL 59 14 61 75 14
1976-77 Portland Winter Hawks WCJHL 2 0 0 0 0
1977-78 Portland Winter Hawks WCJHL 72 11 53 64 51 8 0 3 3 2
1978-79 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 70 11 85 96 75 25 3 30 33 21
1978-79 Canada WJC-A 5 0 2 2 0
1979-80 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 76 2 18 20 27 +7 6 0 0 0 4
1980-81 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 9 34 43 80 +5 3 0 2 2 2
1981-82 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 33 4 20 24 26 +4 4 0 2 2 5
1982-83 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 50 4 27 31 20 +8 7 0 0 0 11
1983-84 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 74 10 25 35 94 -18 5 0 1 1 10
1984-85 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 56 1 22 23 55 +2 11 2 7 9 31
1985-86 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 11 29 40 87 -6 3 0 1 1 9
1986-87 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 73 4 23 27 86 +5 4 0 1 1 6
1987-88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 24 3 6 9 45 +5 5 0 2 2 10
1988-89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 74 2 16 18 84 -5 13 1 3 4 25
1989-90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 67 5 20 25 87 +26 18 0 4 4 43
1990-91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 45 1 10 11 55 +9 6 1 0 1 8
1991-92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 57 6 10 16 69 +7 14 0 8 8 18
1992-93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 33 2 6 8 39 +3 4 0 1 1 2
1993-94 Florida Panthers NHL 51 4 8 12 60 +11
1994-95 Florida Panthers NHL 13 0 0 0 2 +1
NHL Totals 876 68 274 342 916 103 4 32 36 184


AJHL - Rookie of the Year (1977)
AJHL - Top Defenseman (1977)
WCJHL - Rookie of the Year (co-winner - John Ogrodnick) (1978)
WHL First All-Star Team (1979)
Missed majority of 1981-82 due to knee injury vs. Philadelphia, December 23, 1981.
Missed majority of 1987-88 due to knee injury in training camp, October, 1987.
Missed majority of 1992-93 due to shoulder surgery, September 27, 1992. Traded to Florida by Chicago for Darin Kimble, September 30, 1993.