Player Profile: Josh Brown

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Josh Brown, a large, heavy-hitting Canadian defenseman, was born on January 21, 1994, in London, Ontario. He began his hockey career playing for the London Jr. Knights at the younger level in his hometown. In 2010, he was selected by the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) as the 44th overall pick in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection. Throughout his junior career, Brown stayed with the Generals, eventually serving as the team captain for two seasons and winning the Memorial Cup with the Generals in his final season (2014–15).

Drafted By the Florida Panthers in 6th Round of 2013 NHL Draft

In the 2013 NHL entry draft, Brown was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the sixth round as the 152nd overall pick. Subsequently, he signed a three-year entry-level contract with Florida in April 2015. His professional career began with stints at the Portland Pirates (Panthers’ AHL affiliate) and the Manchester Monarchs (ECHL) in his first season. Brown spent the 2016–17 season with the Springfield Thunderbirds, the Panthers’ new AHL affiliate at the time, before making his NHL debut with the Panthers on January 19, 2019. During the 2019–20 season, Brown played a career-high 56 games for the Panthers, recording 3 goals and 8 points. Brown has also played for the Ottawa Senators and the Boston Bruins before joining the Arizona Coyotes.

Signed By the Oilers in 2024 Free Agency

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The Edmonton Oilers made a solid move by signing defenseman Josh Brown to a three-year contract with an average annual value of $1 million on July 1st. This signing addresses the potential loss of Vincent Desharnais and brings a veteran physical presence to the team’s back-end. Brown has gained valuable experience during his time in Arizona, averaging 15 minutes of ice time per game over the past two seasons and showcasing his ability to provide depth and contribute to the team’s strong defensive efforts. His rugged style of play adds an element of toughness that can uplift and energize the team, making him a valuable asset. Notably, Brown’s signing marks the second player with the last name “Brown” to join the Oilers on July 1st, and there are now multiple players named “Connors” on the team as well.

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