Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Mike Brown To Edmonton Oilers

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded forward Mike Brown to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a 4th round draft pick, according to Aaron Ward of TSN, via Twitter.

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 Leafs needed a roster spot for Matt Frattin who is set to return to the  lineup and with Colton Orr making a strong comeback this season, the Leafs could afford to part ways with Brown.

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.

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Tags: Colton Orr Edmonton Oilers Matt Frattin Mike Brown Toronto Maple Leafs

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