Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ken Brown
Goalie Ken Brown is a member of the NHL's "One Game Wonder" Club. Coming out of junior hockey, Brown was undrafted in 1968 and joined the CHL's Dallas Blackhawks as a free agent. In 1968-69, he started 23 games and posted a respectable 3.59 gaa in the high-scoring league. The following year he received the bulk of the workload in goal, starting 45 games and managed to shut out the opposition on four different occasions. During his third year in Dallas he got the call from Chicago and played one game with the Blackhawks before being sent back to Dallas.

Brown remained in Dallas for another year before signing with the Alberta Oilers of the new WHA in 1972-73. It was a chance for Brown to play at a level considered to be comparable to the NHL, and it was also an opportunity to earn much more money than he was making in the minor leagues. He started 20 games for the Oilers, posting an official record of 10-8-0 with one shutout and a 3.65 gaa.

In 1973-74, Brown found himself tending goal for the Winston-Salem Polar Twins of the SHL. In 29 contests, he was 10-17-0 with a rather inflated 5.53 gaa. Despite his rather bleak statistical resume, Brown returned to the Oilers in 1974-75, who by then had changed their official name to the Edmonton Oilers. In 32 games, Brown compiled a 11-11-0 record with two shutouts and a 3.48 GAA.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1964-65 Moose Jaw Canucks SJHL 13 1 4.61
1965-66 Moose Jaw Canucks SJHL 14 0 4.34
1965-66 Estevan Bruins SJHL 20 1 2.32 3 0 4.33
1965-66 Estevan Bruins M-Cup 2 1 0 0 0 1.80
1966-67 Moose Jaw Canucks CMJHL 54 24 18 12 3 3.22 14 7 3 4 0 3.93
1967-68 Moose Jaw Canucks WCJHL 58 30 23 5 0 4.07 10 4 5 1 1 5.60
1967-68 Estevan Bruins M-Cup 7 3 4 0 0 3.66
1968-69 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 23 0 3.59
1969-70 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 46 22 19 4 4 3.13
1970-71 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 3.33
1970-71 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 26 0 3.61 1 1 0 0 0 2.00
1971-72 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 31 13 10 2 2 3.20 11 7 3 0 0 2.67
1972-73 Alberta Oilers WHA 20 10 8 0 1 3.66
1973-74 Winston-Salem Polar Bears SHL 29 10 17 0 0 5.53 5 3 2 0 0 2.53
1974-75 Edmonton Oilers WHA 32 11 11 0 2 3.52
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0 3.33


CMJHL First All-Star Team (1967)
CMJHL - Goaltender of the Year (1967)
Selected by Calgary-Cleveland (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Alberta (WHA) by Cleveland (WHA) for cash, July, 1972.