|Assets:||Is a speedy, industrious forward that backs down from no one and engages in physical contact. Will drop the gloves to protect teammates. Kills penalties with aplomb.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't own the skill necessary to play a top-six forward role at the NHL level. Doesn't always display the discipline needed to be an effective fourth liner. Injuries are also a factor.|
|Career Potential:||Physical defensive energy winger.|
|1/23/2014||Missed 3 games (stiff neck).|
|1/16/2014||Stiff neck, day-to-day.|
|12/17/2013||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|12/07/2013||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|10/21/2013||Acquired from the Edmonton Oilers.|
|3/04/2013||Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|2/16/2013||Missed 8 games (shoulder injury).|
|2/14/2013||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|1/31/2013||Shoulder injury, injured reserve.|
|3/27/2012||Missed 8 games (bruised thigh).|
|3/11/2012||Bruised thigh, day-to-day.|
|3/07/2012||Missed 1 game (hand injury).|
|3/06/2012||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|1/07/2012||Missed 22 games (lower body injury).|
|11/25/2011||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/22/2011||Missed 9 games (upper body injury).|
|2/03/2011||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/02/2011||Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a three-year contract extension.|
|1/22/2011||Missed 3 games (suspension).|
|1/14/2011||Suspended by the NHL for three games.|
|1/13/2011||Missed 19 games (broken finger).|
|12/01/2010||Broken finger, injured reserve.|
|11/27/2010||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|6/26/2010||Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.|
|12/13/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|6/09/2009||Signed by the Anaheim Ducks to a two-year contract extension.|
|2/04/2009||Acquired from the Vancouver Canucks.|
|7/23/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|2/05/2008||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|1/30/2008||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|1/16/2008||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|11/19/2007||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|10/01/2007||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|9/28/2006||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|9/22/2005||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|8/30/2005||Signed by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|10/21/2013||Edmonton Oilers traded Mike Brown to the San Jose Sharks for a fourth-round pick in 2014.|
|3/04/2013||Toronto Maple Leafs traded Mike Brown to the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2014.|
|6/26/2010||Anaheim Ducks traded Mike Brown to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 5th round selection in 2010.|
|2/04/2009||Anaheim Ducks traded Nathan McIver to the Vancouver Canucks for Mike Brown.|
|6/27/2004||Drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 5th round (159th overall) in 2004.|
Mike Brown had been bothered by a stiff neck | 01/23/2014 4:49 PM
NewsMike Brown appears to be back in the lineup Thursday after missing the past three games with a stiff neck.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactHe hasn't played since he traded punches with Washington's Aaron Volpatti in a spirited bout on Jan. 14. "Didn't want to go out there and not do anything," Brown said. "When I go out there, I've got to play the way I play and that's a hard-nosed, physical game. If something's bothering me like that, I'm not going to contribute the way I can." He has four points, 90 hits and 62 penalty minutes in 35 games this season.
| 01/06/2014 1:40 AM
NewsMike Brown returned to action on Sunday January 5.
Mike Brown does not practice Friday | 01/04/2014 8:41 AM
NewsMike Brown did not practice on Friday after getting hit by a couple of shots from teammates on Thursday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactHis status for Saturday's afternoon tilt against the Avalanche is up in the air at this time although coach Todd McLellan said it was just a maintenance day. Brown has two goals and four points in 29 games this season with his fantasy value coming in his 50 penalty minutes.
Mike Brown is sidelined with lower-body issue | 12/08/2013 3:19 PM
NewsTo be a little more specific, San Jose Sharks tough guy Mike Brown has a lower-body injury.
ImpactBrown only has three points in 21 games, but he fills up other categories, with 38 PIM and 58 hits.
Mike Brown placed on injured reserve | 12/08/2013 10:00 AM
NewsMike Brown has been placed on the injured reserve list after missing the last two games with an undisclosed injury.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactThe tough Brown had two goals and three points in 13 games with 19 penalty minutes before the injury. Consider him day-to-day as coach Todd McLellan said that he was between injured and healthy but did not want to play him over the last two games as he was concerned Brown would be unable to finish the game.
Brown scores in loss | 11/08/2013 3:55 AM
NewsMike Brown scored a goal in San Jose's 4-2 loss to Vancouver Thursday evening.
ImpactIt was Brown's first goal of the season and the first goal as a San Jose Shark. The game was just 77 seconds old when Joe Thornton scored the opening goal for the Sharks.
Mike Brown should join Sharks Wednesday | 10/23/2013 10:46 AM
NewsMike Brown didn't join the San Jose Sharks in time for Tuesday's practice.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactThe Sharks acquired Brown from the Edmonton Oilers on Monday. He's likely to practice with San Jose on Wednesday and might make his debut on Thursday against Boston.
Oilers trade Mike Brown to Sharks | 10/22/2013 10:04 AM
NewsThe Edmonton Oilers have sent Mike Brown to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.
ImpactBrown was averaging just 5:49 minutes per contest this season. He'll provide the Sharks with some added grit, but he doesn't do much offensively.
Mike Brown back in the Oilers lineup | 10/20/2013 7:39 AM
NewsMike Brown returned to the Oilers lineup Saturday after sitting out Thursday's game as a healthy scratch.
ImpactBrown only played 4:49 minutes and had a hit and a blocked shot. Brown has 19 penalty minutes in eight games with nary a point. It is obvious where his fantasy value is.
Mike Brown impressing Oiler teammates | 03/12/2013 9:44 AM
NewsMike Brown has impressed his Oiler teammates since being acquired four games ago from Toronto.
ImpactBrown has a goal and two fights and generally has provided some jump when he is on the ice. "He got into two spirited fights. I would have liked to have seen us respond, too ... a little bit better," Edmonton captain Shawn Horcoff said. "We talked about that. But he's been a really good addition for us ... and the kid can really skate. He really brings what we're looking for which is an uptempo style, and he's great in the locker-room." The Oilers really needed a tough guy to protect all their outstanding young talent and Brown is worth picking up in pools that use the penalty minute category.
Mike Brown doing his job for Oilers | 03/09/2013 9:02 AM
NewsNewly-acquired Mike Brown has racked up two fighting majors in three game since being acquired by the Oilers.
ImpactBrown dropped the glove with Nashville's Richard Clune one night after tussling with Jordin Tootoo of the Red Wings. The situation bears monitoring as the former Maple Leaf could be relevant for fantasy if he becomes the primary enforcer for Edmonton going forward.
Mike Brown gets into first fight with Oilers | 03/08/2013 10:37 AM
NewsMike Brown dropped the gloves in his second game with the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.
ImpactEdmonton sent a conditional 2014 fourth-round pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Brown. They were hoping he'd provide them with more toughness and so far he has nine hits in two games in addition to the fight. However, Edmonton still lost both games with Brown in the lineup.
Oilers acquire Mike Brown from Toronto | 03/04/2013 1:51 PM
NewsToronto has shipped Mike Brown to the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.
ImpactAccording to reports, if the Oilers qualify for the playoffs this season the pick will turn into a third-round choice in 2014. Brown has racked up 70 penalty minutes, including six fighting majors, in 12 games this season. He'll add some toughness to the Oilers provided he passes his physical by Tuesday afternoon and the trade goes through.
| 02/28/2013 3:25 AM
NewsMike Brown returned to action on Wednesday February 27.
Mike Brown sits out Tuesday's Leafs practice | 02/26/2013 1:29 PM
NewsMike Brown has a lower body injury and did not practice with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter
ImpactBrown also missed time earlier this season with a shoulder injury. His status for Wednesday's game against the Canadiens is unclear and we're listing him as day-to-day for now. Brown has no points and 55 penalty minutes in 11 games this season.
M. Brown return may lead to line shuffling | 02/16/2013 2:11 PM
NewsThe return of Mike Brown to the Maple Leaf lineup could lead to some line shuffling for Saturday night's game against Ottawa.
ImpactClarke MacArthur and/or Jay McClement could be promoted a line or two if Brown starts the contest on the Buds; fourth unit. Other Leaf wingers could also be moved up or down in the lineup to accommodate Brown's return.
Leafs activate Mike Brown (shoulder) | 02/15/2013 2:00 PM
NewsMike Brown (shoulder) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactBrown will be available for Saturday's game against the Ottawa Senators. He has no points and 29 penalty minutes in five games this season.
Mike Brown may return Thursday night | 02/13/2013 5:15 PM
NewsMike Brown (shoulder) may return to the lineup Thursday.
ImpactHe has missed the past seven games with a shoulder injury, but practiced with the team on Wednesday.
Mike Brown might be available Saturday | 02/07/2013 4:17 PM
NewsMike Brown (should) might be able to return on Saturday.
James Mirtle on Twitter
ImpactToronto has already placed Carl Gunnarsson (groin) on the injured reserve list, which frees up a spot for Brown when he's ready to be activated. Brown has no points and 29 penalty minutes in five games this season.
Mike Brown is on the IR list | 02/06/2013 1:04 PM
NewsMike Brown (shoulder) is on the injured reserve list.
ImpactBrown hurt his shoulder during Toronto's game on Jan. 30. He should be considered day-to-day at this point.
Mike Brown (shoulder) to miss at least a week | 01/31/2013 5:36 PM
NewsMike Brown is projected to miss at least a week with a shoulder injury.
ImpactHe suffered the ailment on Tuesday when he fell to the ice in a fight with Buffalo's Mike Weber that probably should've been broken up sooner.
Mike Brown (shoulder) skips practice Weds. | 01/30/2013 2:56 PM
NewsMike Brown suffered a bruised shoulder in Tuesday's win against the Sabres.
ImpactThe ailment, which isn't believed to be serious, occurred during a first-period fight with the Buffalo's Mike Weber. Brown did not practice on Wednesday. He has racked up 29 penalty minutes over five games in 2013.
Mike Brown injured in win over Sabres | 01/29/2013 11:06 PM
NewsMaple Leafs forward Mike Brown was injured in Tuesday's overtime win over Buffalo.
James Mirtle on Twitter
ImpactCoach Randy Carlyle divulged after the game that Brown was hurt, but didn't go into detail about the nature of the ailment. In case you were relying on Brown for penalty minutes in a rotisserie format, we'll pass along more information as it becomes available.
|3/06/2014||SJ||Pit||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|3/04/2014||SJ||Car||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|3/02/2014||SJ||NJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|1/30/2014||SJ||Cgy||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/17/2013||SJ||Chi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/14/2013||SJ||Van||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/12/2013||SJ||Cgy||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/02/2013||SJ||Phx||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/26/2013||SJ||Mtl||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/17/2013||Edm||NYI||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||2 times-last:at Tor||last:Dec 3||1|
|Assists||1||3 times-last:at Phi||last:Feb 27||1|
|Points||1||5 times-last:at Phi||last:Feb 27||1|
|Penalty Minutes||12||at Van||Oct 5||17|
|Plus/Minus||1||5 times-last:at Phi||last:Feb 27||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||45 times-last:at Buf||last:Feb 28||0|
|Power Play Points||0||45 times-last:at Buf||last:Feb 28||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||45 times-last:at Buf||last:Feb 28||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||45 times-last:at Buf||last:Feb 28||0|
|Shots||4||2 times-last:at Buf||last:Feb 28||2|
|Penalty Minutes||145||2008-09 (Van/Ana)|
|Plus/Minus||+1||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Tor)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2010-11 (Tor)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2009-10 (Ana)|
AdvertisementThis Week - Subscribe Now
Subscribe to TheHockeyNews magazine!
Subscribe today, and save off the cover price.Subscribe now
Sign up to our e-flash newsletter.
You will receive backstage access to special features, articles, promotions and special events and more!!Sign up now
Download TheHockeyNews app
Learn more about TheHockeyNews mobile app.Get it now!