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Larry Brown
Larry Brown
Defenseman
Number: 4
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 210
Shoots:
Born: Apr 14, 1947
Birthplace: Brandon, MB, Canada
Hometown: Brandon, Manitoba
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by New York Rangers for Pete Stemkowski on October 31, 1970.
Larry Brown was a textbook stay-at-home defenseman who spent a decade in the NHL. He played his position well in his own zone and rarely incurred an unnecessary penalty.

The native of Brandon, Manitoba played four years of junior with the hometown Wheat Kings and was the property of the New York Rangers. After spending one year each in the Eastern and Central Leagues, he played 15 games with the Blueshirts in 1969-70. New York was deep on the blueline so Brown was sent to the Detroit Red Wings for forward Peter Stemkowski in October 1970. Brown was solid for the sad sack Wings but was re-acquired by the Rangers when injuries hit midway through the season.

The Philadelphia Flyers picked up Brown at the Intra-League Draft in June 1971 to add depth to their defensive brigade. He played 12 games but battled assorted injuries before he was claimed on waivers by the L.A. Kings in January 1972. Brown found a home on the Los Angeles blueline and remained there for six years. He was a solid contributor to the club's overall improvement and its impressive 105-point season in 1974-75. By the late '70s, the Kings wanted to give younger players more ice time so Brown was sent to the minors where he toiled for two years before retiring in 1980.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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