Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Larry Brown
Larry Brown was a textbook stay-at-home defenceman who spent a decade in the NHL. He played his position well in his own zone and rarely incurred an unnecessary penalty.

The native of Brandon, Manitoba played four years of junior with the hometown Wheat Kings and was the property of the New York Rangers. After spending one year each in the Eastern and Central Leagues, he played 15 games with the Blueshirts in 1969-70. New York was deep on the blueline so Brown was sent to the Detroit Red Wings for forward Peter Stemkowski in October 1970. Brown was solid for the sad sack Wings but was re-acquired by the Rangers when injuries hit midway through the season.

The Philadelphia Flyers picked up Brown at the Intra-League Draft in June 1971 to add depth to their defensive brigade. He played 12 games but battled assorted injuries before he was claimed on waivers by the L.A. Kings in January 1972. Brown found a home on the L.A. blueline and remained there for six years. He was a solid contributor to the club's overall improvement and its impressive 105-point season in 1974-75. By the late '70s, the Kings wanted to give younger players more ice time so Brown was sent to the minors where he toiled for two years before retiring in 1980.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1963-64 Brandon Wheat Kings MJHL 2 0 0 0 0
1964-65 Brandon Wheat Kings SJHL 54 2 11 13 12 2 0 0 0 0
1965-66 Brandon Wheat Kings SJHL 59 6 18 24 19 11 0 4 4 0
1966-67 Brandon Wheat Kings MJHL
1967-68 New Haven Blades EHL 71 6 21 27 39 10 1 7 8 8
1968-69 Omaha Knights CHL 69 5 14 19 14 7 4 1 5 6
1969-70 New York Rangers NHL 15 0 3 3 8 +6
1969-70 Buffalo Bisons AHL 41 2 8 10 46
1970-71 Detroit Red Wings NHL 33 1 4 5 8 -15
1970-71 New York Rangers NHL 31 1 1 2 10 +8 11 0 1 1 0
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 12 0 0 0 2 -3
1971-72 Richmond Robins AHL 9 1 1 2 10
1972-73 Los Angeles Kings NHL 55 0 7 7 8 -4
1973-74 Los Angeles Kings NHL 45 0 4 4 14 +4 2 0 0 0 0
1973-74 Springfield Kings AHL 8 0 4 4 6
1974-75 Los Angeles Kings NHL 78 1 15 16 50 +31 3 0 2 2 0
1975-76 Los Angeles Kings NHL 74 2 5 7 33 -27 9 0 0 0 2
1976-77 Los Angeles Kings NHL 55 1 6 7 24 -17 9 0 1 1 6
1976-77 Fort Worth Texans CHL 14 0 2 2 8
1977-78 Los Angeles Kings NHL 57 1 8 9 23 -13 1 0 0 0 2
1978-79 Springfield Indians AHL 65 3 6 9 20
1979-80 Cincinnati Stingers CHL 31 0 5 5 41
1979-80 Houston Apollos CHL 39 1 4 5 14 4 1 1 2 0
NHL Totals 455 7 53 60 180 35 0 4 4 10


Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers for Pete Stemkowski, October 31, 1970. Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit with Bruce MacGregor for Arnie Brown, Mike Robitaille and Tom Miller, February 2, 1971. Claimed by Philadelphia from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1971.
Missed majority of 1971-72 due to mononucleosis. Claimed on waivers by Los Angeles from Philadelphia, January 28, 1972. Claimed by Edmonton from Los Angeles in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979.