A 1-0 shutout over the Detroit Red Wings was not the only reason why the San Jose Sharks were in the headlines on Monday night. Following their victory, the team announced that they had acquired forward Mike Brown for the Edmonton Oilers for a fourth round draft pick.
Brown, 28, is a nine-year veteran in the NHL and has spent time with four different teams. He recorded one goal in 27 games last season for the Oilers, and has no points in eight games so far this year.
But he is not necessarily on the ice to score goals. Brown is known as an enforcer, and is not afraid to throw his body around. He finished third in the league in penalty minutes last season with 123, and already has 19 penalty minutes this year, more than two per game.
“Mike plays a speed game and fits the ‘Fast, Hard and Supportive’ mantra that our team wants to play with,” said General Manager Wilson. “He is a player with tremendous character, knows the Western Conference well and brings a tough, physical ingredient to our line-up.”
The Sharks are already missing two of their enforcers in Raffi Torres and Adam Burish, who both underwent surgery for their respective injuries and will be out for at least a few months,