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Canes Agree to Terms with Patrick Brown

Center served as captain for Boston College this season

Saturday, 04.12.2014 / 1:10 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Canes Agree to Terms with Patrick Brown
The center served as captain for Boston College this season.

RALEIGH, NCRon Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team agreed to terms with center Patrick Brown on a two-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Brown $575,000 in the NHL in 2014-15 and $600,000 in the NHL in 2015-16, or $60,000 in the American Hockey League (AHL) both years. He also receives a signing bonus of $130,000.

“Patrick showed tremendous leadership and character while serving as Boston College’s captain this season,” said Francis. “He has an excellent work ethic and made great strides during his college career. We look forward to his continued development as a professional.”

Brown, 21, completed his senior season at Boston College in 2013-14, ranking third among Eagles in goals (15) and fourth in points (30) in 40 games played. The Bloomfield Hills, MI, native was also third on the team in game-winning goals (4), including the game-winning goal of the Beanpot final against Northeastern. Brown (6'1", 207 lbs.) found the net in Boston College’s Frozen Four semifinal game against Union, as the Eagles ultimately fell to Union 5-4 to end their season.

Brown completed his collegiate career with 21 goals and 22 assists (43 points) in 120 games for the Eagles. During his time at Boston College, his team totaled 112 victories, one NCAA championship (2012), three Hockey East regular-season titles and two Hockey East tournament championships. Brown was a member of the Hockey East All-Academic team each of his first three seasons in Chestnut Hills. His father, Doug Brown, played 15 seasons in the NHL, capturing the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. Patrick Brown’s grandfather was Wellington Mara, former owner of the NFL’s New York Giants.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62