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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 is projected to start Tuesday's game on the top line with Auston Matthews and Zach Hyman.
Brown saw some time with Matthews on Saturday against Washington and the combination was dangerous, so they will get another look. He has registered eight goals and 13 points in 25 games this year. Nov 28 - 5:00 PM

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Connor Brown produced a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 4-2 win versus Minnesota.

Brown picked up an assist on a goal by Patrick Marleau in the second period and he sealed Toronto's victory with an empty-netter in the final minute of the third frame. He has generated seven goals and 11 points in 17 matches this year.
Nov 9 - 10:51 AM

Connor Brown scored his fourth goal of the season in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Anaheim.

Brown opened the scoring just before the eight-minute mark of the first period after he received a great feed from James van Riemsdyk. Brown had no goals and two assists in his previous five outings. He has seven points through 13 contests.
Nov 2 - 9:56 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Auston Matthews
2Nazem Kadri
3Tyler Bozak
4Dominic Moore
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Patrick Marleau
3Zach Hyman
4Matt Martin
5Josh Leivo
6Kasperi Kapanen
7Joffrey Lupul
RW1William Nylander
2Mitch Marner
3Connor Brown
4Leo Komarov
5Nikita Soshnikov
6Nathan Horton
D1Morgan Rielly
2Jake Gardiner
3Nikita Zaitsev
4Ron Hainsey
5Connor Carrick
6Andreas Borgman
7Roman Polak
G1Frederik Andersen
2Curtis McElhinney