March 29, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Junior forward Chris Brown (Flower Mound, Texas) has decided to forgo his senior season with the University of Michigan ice hockey team and sign an entry-level contract with the National Hockey League's Phoenix Coyotes. Brown was selected by the Coyotes in the second round, 36th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
The 6-2, 207-pound forward earned 29 points (12g, 17a) in 38 games for the Wolverines this season. He tied for second on the team in assists and was fourth in goals and fifth in points. Brown posted a season-high four-game point streak from Jan. 6 to Jan. 15, tallying seven points (3g, 4a) during that span, including a season-high three points (1g, 2a) on Jan. 15 vs. Ohio State in the Frozen Diamond Faceoff at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. He was named All-CCHA honorable mention at season's end and recognized for the CCHA Play of the Year for his goal against Miami on Feb. 4.
Brown appeared in 125 career games for the Maize and Blue, posting 80 points (34g, 46a). Prior to joining the Wolverines, he skated with the United States National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor from 2007 to 2009. Brown also won a bronze medal with the U.S. team at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Buffalo, N.Y.
Contact: Rob Tillotson (734) 763-4423
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