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J.T. Brown | Winger | #23

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
College: U. of Minnesota-Duluth
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J.T. Brown responded to Team USA coach John Tortorella's comment that he would bench any player who didn't stand for the national anthem.
"Wouldn't benching a black man for taking a stance only further prove Kap's point of oppression? But hey," Brown tweeted on Tuesday. He went further into depth on Thursday when he said: "I'd like to make it clear that I have no ill will towards John Tortorella. I do not know him. I responded to a story on Twitter with my opinion and that was how I saw it. He sees the situation through his reality and I see it through mine, as a black athlete in the NHL. I know I'm not on the United States World Cup roster, but I have had a chance to represent my country on other occasions. My Tweet was a hypothetical. What if I took a stance to promote awareness for one of the many injustices still occurring in our country and was punished despite there being no rule or law against it?" He added that what is happening in the United States hasn't gone unnoticed by the hockey community and he will look for opportunities to help bring awareness to racial issues. Sep 8 - 10:28 AM

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J.T. Brown has signed a two-year extension with Tampa Bay.

Brown had eight goals, 22 points, and 59 penalty minutes in 78 contests in 2015-16. He would have become a restricted free agent this summer.
Jun 24 - 3:45 PM

J.T. Brown had an assist in Game 2 versus Pittsburgh.

The Tampa Bay Lightning dropped a 3-2 decision to the Penguins in overtime. Brown was playing in just his fourth game of the postseason and his second since returning from an upper-body injury. In 32 career NHL playoff games, he has posted one goal and four assists.
May 17 - 8:27 AM

J.T. Brown will make a return to the lineup for Game 1 against Pittsburgh on Friday.

Brown has been out since April 15 because of an upper-body injury. He doesn't bring much in terms of offensive ability, but he does play a hard-nosed game.
May 13 - 8:01 PM

J.T. Brown (upper body) skated again on Thursday and could be back as soon as Friday's game against Pittsburgh.

Coach Jon Cooper didn't say if Brown would play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, but Michael Blunden and Jonathan Marchessault skated as extras after Thursday's practice. They are possibilities to play if Brown isn't available. He hasn't played since Apr. 15 because of an upper-body injury.
May 13 - 8:45 AM

J.T. Brown (upper body) skated on the fourth line during Wednesday's line rushes at practice.

It was his first full practice with his teammates since he was injured back in Game 2 in the opening round against Detroit. However, it remains unclear if he will be ready to return for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against Pittsburgh on Friday night.
May 12 - 9:33 AM

J.T. Brown (upper body) isn't expected to return before the end of the second round.

"I'd be shocked (if he came back) in this series," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. Brown has no points in two playoff contests this year.
May 6 - 6:16 PM

J.T. Brown (upper body) had a solo workout on Thursday.

He used a full stick for the first time, but it doesn't seem like he's close to returning to the lineup from a suspected wrist or hand injury. Brown has been injured since Game 2 against Detroit in Round 1.
May 6 - 9:18 AM

J.T. Brown (upper body) skated prior to practice on Monday.

He didn't use a stick during his session, which suggests that he could be dealing with a wrist or hand injury. Brown is out indefinitely and it's unclear if he will play at all in Round 2 of the playoffs.
May 2 - 2:53 PM

J.T. Brown (upper body) may not be available at all in Round 2 of the postseason.

"I don't know ... I don't want to speculate on that," coach Jon Cooper said. He added that he doesn't expect to have Brown back "early" in the series against the New York Islanders. Brown is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury he sustained in Game 2 versus Detroit.
Apr 25 - 11:58 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning don't expect to have J.T. Brown for the start of their second round series.

Brown suffered an injury in Game 2 against the Red Wings and he hasn't played since. Head coach Jon Cooper added that Brown could be available later on in round 2. He's still considered day-to-day, but there's no exact timetable for his return.
Apr 24 - 1:59 PM

J.T. Brown is out indefinitely after suffering an upper-body injury in Game 2 against Detroit.

Brown is a depth player, but he plays a heavy style of play that teams covet in the postseason. The 25-year-old has eight goals and 22 points in 78 games in 2015-16. The Bolts are already without Steven Stamkos and Anton Stralman. Tampa Bay leads the best-of-seven series 2-0.
Apr 16 - 12:57 PM

There is no update as to the extent of J.T. Brown's upper-body injury sustained Friday night in the first period.

He will be re-evaluated Saturday and we will pass along any further information at that time.
Apr 16 - 11:04 AM

JT Brown will not return to Friday's Game 2 with Detroit due to an upper body injury.

Brown saw just 2:29 of work before departing without making a mark on the stat sheet. We'll keep you posted on his status as it develops.
Apr 15 - 8:38 PM

J.T. Brown had an assist on Tuesday in a 6-2 win over Detroit.

The helper snapped an eight-game scoring drought. Brown also dropped the gloves with Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith in the contest. He has 22 points and 55 penalty minutes in 69 games.
Mar 23 - 11:28 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Brayden Point
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Matt Taormina
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy