The 5-foot-10, 165-pound rookie led the Eagles with 22 wins, a .909 save percentage and a 2.58 goals-against average during the 2012-13 regular season. The Yorba Linda, Calif. native also recorded the first professional shutout of his career against the Utah Grizzlies on Feb. 23.
Prior to signing with the Eagles last season, Brown completed a four-year, standout career with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League. His time with the Rockets started off on a high note in 2008-09 when he was named to the league’s All-Rookie Team as a member of the eventual WHL championship team. He left Kelowna owning most of the club’s all-time records with a cumulative record of 107-69-12, a goals-against average of 2.78 and a save percentage of .906. His father is Newell Brown, a longtime head and assistant coach at the NCAA, AHL and NHL levels, who was recently named the assistant coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.