2021-22 Season Stats: 39 GP, 0G-5A-5P, -8, 37 Shots, 90 Hits
Brown hasn’t provided much since arriving in Ottawa during the 2020 NHL offseason for a 4th round pick from the Florida Panthers, he plays a simple, tough game that is most effective as a depth/7th defenceman. The blueliner stands at 6’5″ and 221 pounds and possesses a right shot, that should be enough to at least get some teams interested in the Josh Brown sweepstakes.
While Brown isn’t supposed to provide much in terms of offensive ability, the consistent struggles that he has breaking the puck out of his own end has directly affected his play in Ottawa, spending too much time in his own end. His size and length will for sure attract some attention, and a scuffle versus the Panthers the other night shows his physicality.
In totality, his play hasn’t been up to NHL standards during his time in Ottawa, and it’s obvious he shouldn’t be in the future plans as the Senators continue to build toward being a playoff contender, if the Pierre Dorion can receive an asset for Brown, he should jump at the opportunity.
Potential Trade Package
OTT: D Josh Brown
NSH: 2022 7th Round Pick
Nashville plays a physical brand of hockey and currently houses former Senators Mark Borowiecki and Ben Harpur, both play a similar brand of hockey to Brown. Predators’ GM David Poile will try and bolster his team’s depth in the hopes of making a playoff run.
All stats via Hockey Reference