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Dave Brown

Dave Brown played 729 NHL games with the Flyers, Oilers and Sharks. (THN Archives)

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Dave Brown played 729 NHL games with the Flyers, Oilers and Sharks. (THN Archives)

Status: Philadelphia Flyers director of player personnel. NHL right winger for the Philadelphia Flyers, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks from 1982-1996.
 
Ht: 6-foot-5  Wt: 210 pounds
 
DOB: Oct. 12, 1962  In: Saskatoon, Sask.
 
Hockey Inspiration:
  "My dad (Phillip). He was always there to watch us when we were kids."
 
Nicknames: 
"Browny, Bird, Brown Dog."
 
First Job:
"My dad worked for a farm implement dealer. In the summer we used to set up machinery."
 
First Hockey Memory:
  "I remember watching film my mom (Eleanor) took of me when I was a year old. My dad had me on skates on the backyard rink."
 
Favorite Uniforms:
  "Chicago Blackhawks. I had a Blackhawk jersey growing up. I liked Stan Mikita."
 
Favorite Arenas To Play: 
"Old Chicago Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Boston Garden, The Spectrum."
 
Most Memorable Game: 
"In 1987 when J.J. Daigneault scored to put the Flyers up 3-2 and send the series back to Edmonton for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final."
 
Greatest Sports Moment:
  "In 1990 when we won the Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers."
 
Worst Injury:
  "Broken hands, broken ribs."
 
Closest NHL Friend: 
"Daryl Stanley."
 
Funniest Players Encountered
:  "Gilbert Dionne – he did a great Serge Savard imitation. Jamie Baker – he is nuts."
 
Hardest Puncher: 
"Bill Huard."
 
Strangest Game:
  "I was playing with the Flyers in the late 1980s against Los Angeles when there was a wind storm that blew out some windows at The Spectrum. They canceled the rest of the game and we played it again later."
 
Favorite Players To Watch:
  "Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and a lot of the top skill players. Those guys do things other players are unable to do."
 
First Famous Player You Ever Met/Encountered:
  "I grew up in Saskatoon – the pro teams didn't play there. The first NHL game I ever saw was the first year I went to training camp in 1982."
 
Favorite Non-Hockey Sport To Watch:
  "Football. I like the physical play."
 
Favorite Non-Hockey Sport To Play:
  "Baseball. I enjoyed playing as a kid."
 
Most Memorable Goal
:  "I didn't really have a most memorable goal. But in the 1980s, with the Flyers, I scored six goals in six games."
 
Personality Qualities Most Admired: 
"Honesty, integrity."

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