The Oilers were said to be looking to add some much needed grit and toughness to an otherwise smaller forward group and Brown does just that. Known more for his penalty minutes than his offensive contributions, Brown will immediately toughen the Oilers lineup.
In twelve games with the Leafs this year, Brown has registered one assist while compiling a whopping 70 minutes in penalties. For his career, Brown has played in 254 NHL games, scoring 14 goals and 11 assists to go with 524 penalty minutes.
The Oilers meanwhile add the toughness they’ve been after but still need to tinker with their roster if they plan on making a push for the playoffs.