Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Curtis Brown
Born in Unity, Saskatchewan, Brown scored 197 points in 60 games with the local bantam team before joining the Moose Jaw Warrior of the WHL. He scored 158 goals in junior and was chosen 43rd overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 1994. In 1995-96, he played briefly with Buffalo, the AHL's Rochester Americans and the junior Prince Albert Raiders. That spring, he gained valuable experience taking part in the WHL and Calder Cup playoffs.

After splitting the 1996-97 season between the minors and the NHL, Brown played a full year with the Sabres in 1998. Brown's strong play at both ends of the ice have made a solid player useful in a variety of situations. Brown was one of the Sabres' best performers when the club reached the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 24 years in 1999. In 99-2000 he recorded his first 20-goal season then went on to play a more defensive role with the Sabres over the course of the next four seasons.

Brown's strong play at both ends of the ice and down the middle garnered much attention as the Sabres entered the 2003-04 season and once the trading deadline had arrived the Sabres dealt Brown to the San Jose Sharks for young defenceman Jeff Jillson who had been acquired via the Boston Bruins for prospect Brad Boyes.

Brown's stay with the Sharks was short lived, after opting to sign with Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 2004. Following a 71-game season with Chicago, Brown returned to the San Jose Sharks signing on as a free agent in the summer of 2006.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Unity Bantams SBHL 60 93 104 197 55
1991-92 Moose Jaw Midget Warriors SMHL 36 35 30 65 44
1992-93 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 71 13 16 29 30
1992-93 Canada U-18 5 0 1 1 2
1993-94 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 72 27 38 65 82
1994-95 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 70 51 53 104 63 10 8 7 15 20
1994-95 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 1 1 2 2 +2
1995-96 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 25 20 18 38 30
1995-96 Canada WJC-A 5 0 1 1 2
1995-96 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 19 12 21 33 8 18 10 15 25 18
1995-96 Buffalo Sabres NHL 4 0 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Rochester Americans AHL 12 0 1 1 2
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres NHL 28 4 3 7 18 +4
1996-97 Rochester Americans AHL 51 22 21 43 30 10 4 6 10 4
1997-98 Buffalo Sabres NHL 63 12 12 24 34 +11 13 1 2 3 10
1998-99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 16 31 47 56 +23 21 7 6 13 10
1999-00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 22 29 51 42 +19 5 1 3 4 6
1999-00 Canada WC-A 9 1 3 4 8 +4
2000-01 Buffalo Sabres NHL 70 10 22 32 34 +15 13 5 0 5 8
2001-02 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 20 17 37 32 -4
2002-03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 15 16 31 40 +4
2003-04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 68 9 12 21 30 +2
2003-04 San Jose Sharks NHL 12 2 2 4 6 +1 17 0 2 2 18
2004-05 San Diego Gulls ECHL 47 9 29 38 24 +5
2005-06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 71 5 10 15 38 -9
2006-07 San Jose Sharks NHL 78 8 12 20 56 -2 11 0 2 2 2
2007-08 San Jose Sharks NHL 33 5 4 9 10 +4 7 0 0 0 4
2008-09 Kloten Flyers Swiss 44 10 13 23 28 15 4 4 8 20
2009-10 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 49 9 17 26 24
2010-11 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 29 3 5 8 20
NHL Totals 736 129 171 300 398 87 14 15 29 58


WHL East First All-Star Team (1995)
WHL East Second All-Star Team (1996)
Traded to San Jose by Buffalo with Andy Delmore for Jeff Jillson and San Jose's compensatory 7th round pick (Andrew Orpik) in 2005 NHL Draft, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by San Diego (ECHL), November 16, 2004. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 3, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), July 17, 2008.
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