Keith Brown (ice hockey)
Keith Jeffrey Brown (born May 6, 1960) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played sixteen seasons in the National Hockey League from 1979 until 1995. His first fourteen seasons were played with the Chicago Black Hawks.
May 6, 1960|
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
7th overall, 1979|
Chicago Black Hawks
Brown was drafted seventh overall by the Blackhawks in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. Boston Bruins' general manager Harry Sinden was eager to select Brown with Boston's eighth overall pick, but had to change his plans when Brown was selected by Chicago. Sinden's "Plan B" ended up being future Hall Of Fame defenceman Raymond Bourque, who was selected by Boston immediately after Brown.
Known for his competitiveness, Brown helped Chicago reach the Stanley Cup finals in 1992. Late in his career, Brown was dealt to the expansion Florida Panthers in exchange for Darin Kimble. He played 876 career NHL games, scoring 68 goals and 274 assists for 342 points.
According to a 2006 issue of The Hockey News, Brown currently lives in Georgia, working as a network analyst. He has been married to wife Debbie for 27 years, and has four children: Cody, Katie, Christy, and Casey. His charities include Hockey Ministries International and Christian Missions.
Regular season and playoffs
|1976–77||Fort Saskatchewan Traders||AJHL||59||14||61||75||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|1976–77||Portland Winter Hawks||WCHL||2||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1977–78||Portland Winter Hawks||WCHL||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|
|1979–80||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||76||2||18||20||27||6||0||0||0||4|
|1980–81||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||80||9||34||43||80||3||0||2||2||2|
|1981–82||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||33||4||20||24||26||4||0||2||2||5|
|1982–83||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||50||4||27||31||20||7||0||0||0||11|
|1983–84||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||74||10||25||35||94||5||0||1||1||10|
|1984–85||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||56||1||22||23||55||11||2||7||9||31|
|1985–86||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||70||11||29||40||87||3||0||1||1||9|
|Awards and achievements|
| Chicago Black Hawks first round draft pick