JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Jacksonville Icemen, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and the AHL’s Rochester Americans announced today that Christopher Brown of the Jacksonville Icemen is the Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week for Dec. 11-17.
Brown scored four goals and added three assists for seven points in three games last week.
The 27-year-old scored a pair of goals and had an assist in a 5-4 win at Savannah on Thursday, then posted a goal and an assist in back-to-back games - a 3-2 victory at Atlanta on Friday and a 3-2 loss to South Carolina on Saturday.
Under contract to Rochester of the American Hockey League, Brown has 24 points (10g-14a) in 19 games with the Icemen this season while adding one goal in three games with the Americans.
A native of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Brown has totaled 155 points (65g-90a) in 208 career ECHL games with Jacksonville and Wheeling while adding four points (2g-2a) in 47 career AHL games with Rochester and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Prior to turning pro, Brown posted 72 points (27g-45a) in 151 career games at Boston College and 37 points (13g-24a) in 60 career games in the United States Hockey League with Green Bay and Tri-City.
On behalf of Christopher Brown, a case of pucks will be donated to a Jacksonville youth hockey organization by Inglasco, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Inglasco has donated more than 49,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
This marks the third weekly league honor the Icemen have received this season. Matt Vernon and Michael Houser have each received Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week honors this season.
The Icemen are back on home ice this Wednesday against the Florida Everblades. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. Fans can enjoy $3 beer and wine specials throughout the night. The Icemen also play at home on Friday (December 22) against South Carolina.