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.