Toronto Maple Leaf Mike Brown signs a new contract

Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday that forward Mike Brown has signed a new multi-year contract with the Leafs.

“We are extremely pleased to have Mike under contract for the next three years,” said Burke. “His blend of character, energy and toughness has proven to be a good fit in the overall structure and makeup of our team.”

Brown has two goals and three assists in 26 games for the Leafs this season. He has a team high plus 3 mark and 41 minutes in penalties.

Brown, 25, joined the Maple Leafs on June 26, 2010 from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Toronto’s fifth-round draft pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

In 169 career NHL games with Anaheim, Vancouver and Toronto, the native of Northbrook, Illinois has registered 11 goals and six assists for 17 points with 347 penalty minutes. Brown was originally selected by the Canucks in the fifth round, 159th overall, at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

The 5-11, 205 pound forward appeared in 189 career games in the American Hockey League with the Manitoba Moose from 2005 to 2008.

Prior to his professional career, Brown attended the University of Michigan for two years from 2003 to 2005 and accumulated 11 goals, 10 assists, 21 points and 146 penalty minutes in 77 games.

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