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Connor Brown, C/RW

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 170

Born: 1994-01-14

Hometown: Etobicoke, ON

Drafted: 2012 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 156th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

May 2014 - After leading the OHL in points (128), Connor Brown was named to the OHL's 1st All-Star Team joining Scott Laughton, teammate Dane Fox, Aaron Ekblad, Slater Koekkoek and Alex Nedeljkovic. Look for Connor Brown to graduate from the OHL and take his emerging skill set to the AHL's Toronto Marlies where he will be challenged to continue producing at the professional ranks.. Brendan Ross


May 2014 - The Ontario Hockey League announced Tuesday, May 6th that Erie Otters' third year forward, Connor Brown, was the recipient of the Red Tilson Trophy, making him the OHL's Most Outstanding Player of the Year for the 2013-14 season. The Otters' captain was voted as the top player by the leagues' broadcasters and writers after leading the OHL in regular season scoring with 45 goals and 128 points in 68 games. Brown managed to improve on his league worst minus-77 rating in his rookie season finishing with a plus-44 rating in his third campaign. His development has been impressive and with each passing shift, Brown continues to gain more confidence that his skill set requires to truly be effective. Brown also received the Eddie Powers Trophy as the OHL's leading scorer and led his Erie Otters to a franchise record 52 wins and 106 points. The AHL's Toronto Marlies have called Brown up for their post-season run. Brendan Ross

 

March 2014 - Erie Otters forward Connor Brown finished the 2013-14 OHL regular season as the league's top scorer scoring 45 goals and 128 points in 68 games. It was the first time that an Erie Otters' player has won the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the scoring champion. In addition, Brown was also awarded the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy as the OHL's top scoring right winger. In the 2014 OHL Coaches Poll, Connor Brown received recognition in the following categories: Western Conference Smartest Player (3rd), Western Conference Best Penalty Killer (2nd) and Western Conference Best Shootout Shooter (1st). Brendan Ross


February 2014 - Toronto Maple Leafs’ prospect Connor Brown has been nothing short of amazing this year in Erie and 13 tallies and 29 points in a dozen January games earns him OHL Player of the Month for January. Brown was the first OHL player to reach the 100-point marker this season and did so in just 48 games, setting a new points record for the Erie Otters’ franchise. Not too shabby for a 6th round selection in 2012. Brendan Ross

 

January 2014 – It only took Brown 48 games to hit the century mark in points this season as he not only leads the OHL in scoring, but also the entire CHL. Despite being on the same team as young stud Connor McDavid, the two have only combined on 31 goals. Brown certainly knows ‘what the Fox says’, as Dane Fox has been involved in 62 of his points. For the most part Brown has been streaky with his partners, McDavid the first couple months and now then Fox, while Brenden Gaunce has been added in January. While most of his points are at even strength, 44 have come with the man advantage. His numbers in the OHL will have him soaring high in fantasy drafts next season, but be aware, he is of below average size and will need to add bulk to his frame to survive when he turns pro next fall. Think about him more as a ‘trade value’ player (especially amongst Leaf fans or leagues based in Southern Ontario) than a production player for your team. Jason Banks

 

November 2013 - The Toronto Maple Leafs signed current OHL leading scorer, Connor Brown, to a three-year entry level contract on November 22nd, 2013. Brown leads all scorers with 19 goals and 49 points through 25 games. Brendan Ross


November 2013 – Connor of the Erie Otters was named to the OHL roster for the 2013 SUBWAY Super Series. The Maple Leafs’ prospect has 15 goals and 36 points through 17 games and leads the entire OHL in scoring. Brendan Ross


October 2013 - After scoring three times and adding four helpers in three weekly wins with the Erie Otters, captain Connor Brown was named the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 13th. As of October 15th, Connor Brown currently leads the OHL in scoring with 22 points in 10 games and should remain in contention for league MVP all season long playing on the Otters' top line in Erie. Brendan Ross


September 2013 – After being sent back to junior right away after prospect camp, Brown has started on a tear for the Erie Otters. In the first five games of OHL action he has posted nine points in five games including a five point game that thrust him to an early lead in the OHL scoring race. The torrid pace is not expected to continue as the NHL begins to make final cuts more prolific scorers will up the level of play, but it should be noted he had a very strong showing in the rookie tourney showing a strong drive and good hands. Jason Banks

 

March 2013 - Connor Brown came into this season looking to forget about his horrendous minus-72 rating from a year ago, playing for an Erie Otters squad that won only 10 games. Though he did manage to rack up 53 points in 68 games in 2011-12, this year has seen improvement as his totals are now up to 67 points through 61 games, with a plus/minus of minus-13. However, that is due much in part to the undersized captain getting top line minutes with now 16-year old phenom Connor McDavid for much of the season, so all-in-all his totals are good but not great. The 19-year old winger has solid offensive instincts (as his 14 PPG this season show, tied-4th in the OHL), but needs to work on his skating and certainly his defensive game. Nathan Kanter

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

 

Brown will most likely play another year or two with McDavid in Erie, which should help his development, especially if he finally gets a sniff of some playoff action. Adding bulk to his small frame is also a must if he is to succeed at all at the pro level.

 

Footage:

 

Brown blows past the defense and puts a pretty move on Justin Nichols.

 

 

Brown vs. Samuel Schutt:

 

 

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