J. T. Brown
J.T. Brown 2014-03-22.JPG
Born July 2 1990 (1990-07-02) (age 29),
High Point, NC, USA
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team Tampa Bay Lightning
Ntl. team Flag of the United States United States of America
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Joshua Thomas Brown (born July 2, 1990) is an American ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Tampa Bay Lightning which competes in the National Hockey League. He was born in High Point, North Carolina, but he was raised in Rosemount, Minnesota.

Playing careerEdit

University of Minnesota DuluthEdit

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Brown with the Syracuse Crunch in 2012.

Brown attended the University of Minnesota Duluth after playing junior hockey in the United States Hockey League with the Waterloo Black Hawks. In 2011, he was named the Most Outstanding Player award at the 2011 Frozen Four while capturing the national championship with UMD.

Tampa Bay LightningEdit

Brown signed a two year entry level deal with the Lightning on March 28, 2012. Upon signing with Tampa Bay, General Manager Steve Yzerman said "I'm anxious to see him play".[1] On March 31, 2012, Brown made his NHL debut in a Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 overtime win against the Winnipeg Jets.[2] On April 7, 2012, Brown recorded his first NHL assist in a Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets.[3]

Syracuse CrunchEdit

On September 9, 2012, the Tampa Bay Lightning assigned Brown and seventeen other players to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.[4] This was done in part due to the ongoing 2012–13 NHL lockout.[5] On December 28, 2012, Brown sustained a shoulder injury in a 4-2 Syracuse Crunch victory over the Norfolk Admirals. Prior to the injury, Brown had six goals, 17 points and four penalty minutes in 26 games for Syracuse.[6] It was revealed later in the day that Brown had suffered a broken collarbone, which required surgery to repair it. Brown was expected to compete for a roster spot with the Tampa Bay Lightning, but he was expected to be out six to eight weeks.[7]

On July 7, 2013, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced they had re-signed Brown to a one-year, two-way contract. Brown, skated int 51 one games with the Syracuse Crunch, recording 10 goals and 28 points to go along with 27 penalty minutes. Additionally, Brown skated in 18 Calder Cup Playoff games with Syracuse, registering four goals and nine points to go along with 18 penalty minutes.[8]

On September 29, 2013, Brown was reassigned to the Syracuse Crunch by the Tampa Bay Lightning as part of roster cuts for the coming NHL season.[9] On November 11, 2013, The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled Brown from the Syracuse Crunch. Brown had played in 13 games with the Crunch, recording four goals and 10 points with a plus-5 rating. Prior to being recalled, Brown was a two-game point streak, with a goal and an assist.[10]

Tampa Bay LightningEdit

On November 16, 2013, Brown scored his first NHL goal in a Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.[11]

On June 6, 2014, The Tampa Bay Lightning announced the re-signing of forward J.T. Brown to a two-year, one-way contract. Brown appeared in 63 games with the Lightning last season, posting four goals and 19 points while averaging 13:02 in ice time per game. Brown also played in all four Stanley Cup playoff games in 2014, notching two assists. During the post season Brown was averaging 14:59 minutes in ice time.[12]


Brown played with the United States National team at the IIHF World Championships. He scored his first goal against Kazakhstan on May 11, 2012.


Brown is the son of former National Football League running back Ted Brown.[13] In an interview, Brown gave credit to his father for having played a vital role in being able to push his game to new heights. Speaking about his father, "he has always been someone to lean on. He and the rest of my family always have always really supported me. I can't thank them enough."[14]

Career statistics Edit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09Waterloo Black HawksUSHL361422362831014
2009–10Waterloo Black HawksUSHL603443776431010
2010–11U. of Minnesota-DuluthWCHA4216213750
2011–12U. of Minnesota-DuluthWCHA3924234759
2011–12Tampa Bay LightningNHL50110
2012–13Syracuse CrunchAHL51101828271845918
2013–14Syracuse CrunchAHL13461024
2013–14Tampa Bay LightningNHL6341519640220
NHL totals 68 4 16 20 6 4 0 2 2 0


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 United States WC 7th 6 1 1 2 0
Senior totals 6 1 1 2 0

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
WCHA All-Rookie Team 2010–11 [15]
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2011 [16]
All-WCHA First Team 2011–12 [17]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2011–12

References Edit

  1. "Lightning sign top college free agent JT Brown". (2012-03-28). Retrieved on 2012-03-29.
  2. Associated, Press (March 31, 2012). Steven Stamkos scores NHL-best 56th goal in OT, lifts Lightning. ESPN NHL. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  3. Associated, Press (April 7, 2012). Steven Stamkos reaches 60 goals as Lightning win season finale. ESPN NHL. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  4. Tampa Bay, Lightning (September 9, 2012). Lightning Assign 18 Players to Syracuse of the AHL. Press Release. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  5. Associated, Press (January 6, 2013). NHL Lockout Timeline: From The Start Of Bargaining To Tentative Agreement Being Reached. Huffington Post. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  6. Cristodero, Damian (December 29, 2012). Tampa Bay Lightning's J.T. Brown needs surgery to repair fractured collarbone (updated). Tampa Bay times. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  7. Cristodero, Damian (December 29, 2012). TLightning's J.T. Brown breaks collarbone in AHL game, will miss 6-8 weeks. Tampa Bay times. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  8. Tampa Bay, Lighting (July 7, 2013). Lightning Re-sign Forward J.T. Brown. Press Release. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  9. Syracuse, Crunch (October 1, 2013). Weekly Release — OCT. 1, 2013 — Vol. 20, No. 1. Syracuse Crunch. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  10. Tampa Bay, Lightning (November 11, 2013). Lightning Recall Forward J.T. Brown, Defenseman Dmitry Korobov. Press Release. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  11. Cristodero, Damian (November 17, 2013). Rookie Brown seizing opportunity. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  12. Tampa Bay, Lightning (June 26, 2014). Lightning Re-Sign Forward J.T. Brown. Press Release. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  13. Charley Walters (2012-02-28). "Joe Webb rates higher than Christian Ponder". Retrieved on 2012-02-28.
  14. Walsh, Clune (June 6, 2012). The NHL's Viking Son. Tampa Bay Lightning. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  15. Hockey Awards & Achievements - NCAA (WCHA) All-Rookie Team
  16. "NCAA Frozen Four Records", Retrieved on 2013-06-19. 
  17. "Patterson, Bjugstad named to all-WCHA first team". Minnesota Star Tribune (2012-03-29). Retrieved on 2012-03-29.

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