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Connor Brown | Winger | #28

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/14/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 6 (156) / TOR

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Connor Brown scored a goal in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Washington Capitals.
Brown opened the scoring at the 5:33 mark of the third period when he buried a rebound past Capitals goalie Braden Holtby. That goal proved to be the game-winner. Brown finished the game with a plus-1 rating and two shots on goal in 13:27 of ice time. He now has two goals and one assist in six games this season. Nazem Kadri also found the back of the net for the Maple Leafs. Oct 17 - 9:45 PM

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Connor Brown is projected to start Tuesday's contest alongside Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk.

Mitch Marner, who has struggled defensively so far this season, was moved to the fourth unit. Brown has been skating on the fourth line since the regular season started, but he has seen plenty of ice time on special teams. He has one goal and one assist in five games.
Oct 17 - 10:26 AM

Connor Brown netted a goal and registered an assist in a 4-3 overtime win over Chicago on Monday.

Brown didn't record a point in the Leafs' first two games. Nikita Zaitsev also found the back of the net and recorded an assist. James van Riemsdyk and Auston Matthews each scored a goal for Toronto. In Matthews' case it was the overtime winner, bringing him up to five points in three contests.
Oct 9 - 10:03 PM

Connor Brown wants to contribute more offensively in 2017-18.

Brown was one of the pleasant surprises on the Maple Leafs' roster last season, as he scored 20 goals in 82 games. Last week, the Leafs rewarded him with a three-year, $6.3 million contract. "We have to put the team first, and a lot of individual success will happen because of it," Brown said. "We'll be working hard for spots on lines and spots in the lineup … and hopefully it leads to some success in the early going. I want to continue to be relied upon defensively and play structurally like I have throughout my pro career, try to be conscious of that, but I think I have more to give on the offensive side, especially out of the gate. Out of the gate I was a little slow last year, so hopefully I'll have a good start." It wouldn't be surprising to see Brown take a step back in the goal department next season.
Aug 31 - 2:45 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Connor Brown to a three-year, $6.3 million contract.

Getting Brown for an annual average value of $2.1 million is a pretty good deal. He was the final restricted free agent the Leafs had left to sign. Brown scored 20 goals and 36 points in 82 games with the Maple Leafs in 2016-17 (his first full NHL season). The 23-year-old was productive last season, but don't be surprised if he doesn't hit the 20-goal mark again in 2017-18. Toronto is just over $4.5 million over the salary cap, but they'll go under the cap when they place Joffrey Lupul and Nathan Horton on injured reserve.
Aug 26 - 9:57 PM

Connor Brown remains Toronto's lone remaining restricted free agent.

"Obviously it's my first time going through something like this," Brown said. "I don't think it's as stressful as the media would make it out to be. I'm very confident things will get sorted by season time. We'll get it figured out." He is busy preparing for the upcoming season. Brown added that he is leaving the talks to his agent and the Maple Leafs, as he focuses on what he can control.
Aug 11 - 9:02 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have confirmed that they're exercising their LTIR option this summer, which means that re-signing RFA Connor Brown while staying under the cap shouldn't be an issue.

The Maple Leafs are technically nearly $4 million over the salary cap, which has led to speculation that they might not have enough room to re-sign Brown without first making a trade. However, Nathan Horton and Joffrey Lupul combine for $10.525 million in cap space and can both be placed on the LTIR. There was initially some confusion as to whether or not the LTIR could be utilized during the summer, but it seems that it can and the Maple Leafs are doing exactly that.
Jul 12 - 1:54 PM

Connor Brown isn't concerned that he hasn't signed a new contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs yet.

Brown is the team's only remaining restricted free agent. "I’m confident in that. Things will sort themselves out," Brown said. "All I can do is continue to work hard on my part during the summer and let my agent (talk to) management." He scored 20 goals and 36 points in 82 contests last season, so he's due for a solid payday, especially if it's part of a multi-year deal. The Leafs aren't in an ideal cap situation though, but it's not as bad as it might initially appear given that Nathan Horton can be put on the LTIR and Joffrey Lupul might end up spending the 2017-18 on there as well.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jul 12 - 5:52 AM

Connor Brown is one marker shy of hitting the 20-goal mark.

He scored his 19th of the season against Nashville on Thursday night (empty-netter) and he now has his sights set on number 20. "It would be cool to get 20 in the NHL in the first year," Brown said. "That would be awesome, especially being this close to it. But with how close the standings are, that’s priority one." Rookies like Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews and William Nylander have grabbed all the headlines in Toronto this season, but Brown has been a pleasant surprise.
Source: Toronto Sun
Apr 1 - 10:26 AM

Connor Brown produced a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win versus Nashville on Thursday night.

He dished the puck to Auston Matthews for a power-play goal late in the second period and sealed the win himself with an empty-netter. Brown has quietly amassed 19 goals during his rookie campaign. He has three markers and two assists during a four-game point streak.
Mar 31 - 10:04 AM

Connor Brown scored a goal in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to the New York Rangers.

Brown opened the scoring at the 10:56 mark of the first period to give Toronto the 1-0 lead, but it was the only offense they were able to come up with tonight. The Maple Leafs got a valuable point in the standings thanks to goalie Frederik Andersen, who turned in a fantastic performance in the loss. Brown has three goals in his last three games and he's up to 15 on the season. He has 27 points in 60 contests.
Feb 23 - 10:58 PM

Connor Brown notched a pair of tallies in Toronto's 4-0 win over Carolina on Sunday evening.

The rookie opened and closed the scoring, earning credit for the game winning goal. In 58 games, the 23-year-old has 14 goals and 26 points. Brown unleashed five shots on goal in the victory.
Feb 19 - 10:50 PM

Connor Brown is expected to take Mitch Marner's place on a line with Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk.

Brown played with those two players two training camps ago, but the line never actually stuck. Now, it looks like they'll get an opportunity to see what they can do against Ottawa on Saturday night. "When we came in this year I thought that was going to be a line, to be honest with you," Babcock said of the trio. "That was the plan, but it went somewhere else. I didn’t know Mitch was ready like he is. But (Brown) has an opportunity with those guys now."
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 18 - 10:28 AM

Connor Brown has found the back of the net in five of Toronto's last six games.

Brown now has 11 goals and 20 points in 41 games this season. Among rookies he's now in a three-way tie for third place in the goal scoring race. That's pretty impressive, but it's also great news for the Maple Leafs. Brown isn't even regarded as one of Toronto's top-three rookies this season as Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner, and William Nylander are all more highly regarded and having better campaigns. As it stands the Leafs might make the playoffs this season and if they do, it will be on the strength of their rookies including Brown.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jan 15 - 5:27 AM

Connor Brown scored a goal in Friday's 4-2 win over the New York Rangers.

Brown has been rolling over the last couple of weeks, as he's now scored four goals in his last five games and six in his last nine. He's up to 10 goals and nine assists in 40 games this season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jan 14 - 11:04 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Auston Matthews
2Nazem Kadri
3Tyler Bozak
4Dominic Moore
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Patrick Marleau
3Zach Hyman
4Matt Martin
5Eric Fehr
6Josh Leivo
7Joffrey Lupul
RW1William Nylander
2Mitch Marner
3Leo Komarov
4Connor Brown
5Nathan Horton
D1Jake Gardiner
2Morgan Rielly
3Nikita Zaitsev
4Connor Carrick
5Ron Hainsey
6Andreas Borgman
7Calle Rosen
G1Frederik Andersen
2Curtis McElhinney