San Jose Sharks forward grades for midway point of season

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Mike Brown

Nov 5, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Cody McCormick (8) and San Jose Sharks right wing Mike Brown (18) fight during the first period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports


Mike Brown GP Goals Assists Points Sh% Corsi For % Corsi For % rel PDO Pen+/- TOI/60
Season w/ SJS 19 2 2 4 11.1% 54.6% +2.0% 95.3 0 7.3 min

PDO is save% + sh%, pen+/- is (penalties drawn – penalties taken), and to understand Corsi, corsi rel, corsi for % read this article. CF%, CF% rel, are taken when the game is 5v5 close (within one or 2 in first period, tied in third).

Lets get one thing out of the way, if you didn’t already notice Brown’s terrible amount of points, then you must be reminded that Brown was traded to the Sharks to fight and be physical, not to score. Doug Wilson‘s motives of Brown’s presence in the lineup must be taken into account when grading his performance, we can’t fail him for not scoring because he isn’t supposed to and that is reflected in his insanely low TOI/60.

With injuries to two major regular physical presences on the Sharks’ roster, Raffi Torres and Adam Burish, the Sharks were forced to fill the hole left by their absences. They experimented with Matt Pelech from the AHL Worcester Sharks, but he wasn’t the answer. It became a bigger problem and the Sharks traded a 4th round pick to acquire Mike Brown from the Edmonton Oilers.

Mike Brown isn’t terrible when he is on the ice, but he is far from good. His mediocre corsi for % and rel of 47.7% and -4.7% in all situations goes to prove that the Sharks keep possession of the puck more when Brown and his fourth line teammates are not on the ice. However, when the game is close (within a goal in the first two periods, tied in the third) Brown’s possession numbers jump to a CF% of 54.6% and a CF% rel of +2.0% which are very good.

In Brown’s NHL career he has tallied 17 goals and 12 assists in 307 games played, so one could say that his 2 goals for every 27 games played that he has going this season could turn out to be a career year for the right winger. Since PDO tends to move towards 100 as the season progresses, he is due for some offensive output.

Grade: B

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