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|1982 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in eighth round
158 overall by Vancouver Canucks
February 14, 1962
Height: 5-9 Weight: 180
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Michigan State (CCHA)
Birthplace: Cornwall, Ontario (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Memorial Cup: 1980 (Cornwall)
CCHA All-Star First Team: 1981-82 (Michigan State)
Michigan State Assistant Captain: 1981-82
Miscellaneous: Not selected in 1980 or 1981 NHL drafts despite being
eligible both years. ... Finished second in 1981-82 CCHA points standings with 59
points in 32 CCHA games.
|Never played in NHL.|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Scouting Career: Named to general scouting position in Columbus hockey operations division on Jan.
Coaching Career: Named Chicago assistant
coach on July 10, 1996, and remained in that position until April 28, 1998.
... Named Anaheim assistant coach on Aug. 12, 1998, and held
position until July 11, 2000. ... Named Columbus associate coach prior to
team's inaugural season on July 11,
2000, and remained in position until Jan. 6, 2004. ... Named Anaheim
assistant coach on Aug. 17, 2005, and remained in that position through
offered job as Florida assistant coach in July 1995, but was unable to
accept because Detroit organization refused to let him out of final year of
his contract to coach Adirondack (AHL).
|Post-Draft Teams: Michigan State (CCHA);
Fredericton (AHL); Muskegon (IHL); Team Canada|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Team Canada Captain: 1985-86
Michigan State Burgess Award (Outstanding Senior): 1983-84
Michigan State Bessone Award (Student-Athlete): 1983-84
Michigan State Captain: 1983-84
Michigan State Assistant Captain: 1982-83
Coaching Career: Named Michigan State (CCHA) graduate assistant coach
prior to 1986-87 season and remained in that position through 1986-87
season. ... Named Michigan State (CCHA) assistant coach prior to 1987-88
season and remained in that position through 1989-90 season. ... Named Michigan Tech (WCHA) head
coach prior to 1990-91 season and remained in position until Aug. 27, 1992. ... Named Adirondack (AHL)
head coach on Aug. 27, 1992, and remained in that position through until
July 10, 1996.
Education: Majored in animal science at Michigan State University.
Miscellaneous: Served as Team Canada player-assistant coach for 10
games during 1985-86 season. ... Served as Team Canada head coach at 1988 Spengler
Cup tournament in Switzerland, leading team to silver medal. ... Became youngest coach in AHL when hired by Adirondack for 1992-93 season at 30. ... Was coaching assistant
and talent evaluator at Team Canada's training camp for 1988 Olympics. ...
Co-author of instruction book Hockey Drills for Scoring with
noted hockey instructor and former NHL player Vern Stenlund. ... Worked as
an instructor at Huron Hockey School throughout his playing and during his coaching
Personal: Older brother of former minor-leaguer Al Brown
and former college hockey player Phil Brown.
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