OTTAWA, ON – Ottawa 67’s head coach and GM Jeff Brown today announced the club has hired former NHL defenceman Brad Brown as an Assistant Coach.
“It is incredible to have such a knowledgeable professional joining our team,” said Jeff Brown. “It will be great for both our staff and our players to work with another NHL pro.”
Brown returns to the OHL after making his coaching debut in 2009 with the Barrie Colts where he served on the bench for one season. The newest addition to the 67’s staff was most recently with the Maplesoft Hawks Hockey Organization over the past six years, offering development camps and clinics that operate year round in Ottawa.
Before starting his coaching career, Brown, 40, played 13 seasons of professional hockey in North America, eight of them in the NHL, playing 330 games. He is an OHL graduate, playing four seasons with the North Bay Centennials and Barrie Colts from 1991-95, winning an OHL title with the Cents in 1994.
The native of Baie Verte, Newfoundland is a former first-round selection (18th overall) by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft and also played for the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres and Minnesota Wild, where he served as a captain.
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