The Carolina Hurricanes announced today that Boston College forward Patrick Brown has been signed to an entry level contract. The contract is two-way for two years and will pay Brown $60,000 at the AHL level and will pay $575,000 in 2014-15 and $600,000 in 2015-16 at the NHL level. It also includes a signing bonus of $130,000.
Brown served as the captain of the Boston College Eagles and his leadership was instrumental in their success during his collegiate career. He is perhaps most famous for his game-winning goal during the Beanpot championship between BC and Northeastern on February 10th that became the number one play on ESPN SportsCenter. Read about it HERE (and click the photo below for GIF animation).
His father, Doug Brown, played in the NHL for 15 years and has two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings on his resume. Goaltender John Muse, currently with the Charlotte Checkers, is a former teammate. Brown also has an interesting celebrity connection as the cousin of actors Kate and Rooney Mara.
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The team press release follows:
Canes Agree to Terms with Patrick Brown
Center served as captain for Boston College this season
RALEIGH, NC - Ron 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 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.