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10 Days 'Til Boston College Hockey: Get To Know #10, Chris Brown

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Can Chris Brown follow in the footsteps of his older brother and become a solid impact player for BC?

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We are in to the home stretch now! We meet another of BC's five incoming forwards who have been selected in the NHL Draft.

#10 Chris Brown - Forward

Class Year: Freshman
Height: 6'0''
Weight: 185
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI

Before BC:

Chris Brown spent his high school years at Cranbrook Kingswood in Michigan before spending last season in the USHL, starting the season with Green Bay before being traded to Tri-City.

Fun facts:

- Get ready to hear this a lot: Chris Brown is the younger brother of recent BC fan favorite Pat Brown, and the nephew of associate head coach Greg Brown. His father Doug also played hockey at BC and went on to have a successful pro career.
-Drafted in the 6th round by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2014 NHL Draft

2014-2015 in review:

Brown put up 37 points in 58 USHL games last year, mostly with Green Bay. His line was 13-19--32 in 43 games with the Gamblers, but struggled a bit after his trade to Tri City.

2015-2016 outlook:

As is always the case with the BC brother/family combinations, it can be easy to place unfair expectations on the younger brother to be like their older sibling. That said, Chris Brown, like Joey Dudek, projects to be the kind of hard-nosed player that his brother was at BC, helping push BC toward trophies even as the superstar players got most of the headlines and the plaudits.

McKeen's draft profile of Brown described him as "an intelligent forward who is not afraid to push the pace .. able to shake off checks with both a slippery quality as well as brute strength .. wiry strong as he will go into traffic and try to make plays out of nothing." His high school coach praised his leadership and competitiveness as team captain, and said he was someone who could bring the most out of his teammates.

A center, Brown could easily play a number of roles for BC ranging from top six to the fourth line. Expect him to be a factor this season one way or another.

Links:

SBN College Hockey profile on Brown

HFBoards discussion and analysis of Chris Brown

Highlights:

Do you want to see Brown score on some overmatched Michigan high school competition? Sure you do.

Next up:

#9 Brendan Silk, Wednesday 9/30