Sharks acquire Brown, send draft pick to Oilers

Sharks acquire Brown, send draft pick to Oilers
October 21, 2013, 8:15 pm
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Mike Brown has played in 289 NHL games with Vancouver, Anaheim, Toronto and Edmonton, posting 16 points (15 goals, 11 assists) and 591 penalty minutes. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The Sharks have acquired five-foot-eleven, 202-pound forward Mike Brown from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a fourth round pick in 2014, the club announced late Monday.

Brown, 28, will join the Sharks in Boston on Tuesday as they continue their road trip. He is in the final year of a three-year, $2.2 million contract that carries a salary cap hit of $736.666, according to CapGeek.com. He is a pending unrestricted free agent.

Brown has 591 penalty minutes in 289 career NHL games with Vancouver, Anaheim, Toronto and Edmonton, but general manager Doug Wilson said Brown can bring more than a pair of fists to the lineup. Brown has a career 26 points (15g, 11a).

“He’s a good player, too,” Wilson said. “This guy can skate, and he fits exactly how we want to play. Actually, we’ve been looking at him for about a year and a half. We just think he fits with our group.”

The Sharks are without Raffi Torres (knee surgery) and Adam Burish (back surgery) for the next several months.

“We did it for a pick, so it’s to add to our group because we’re very pleased with where our group is at,” Wilson said. “His ingredients are different than any of the younger guys we have. It adds to our depth.”

The Sharks also announced that Dan Boyle has been placed on injured reserve, in a procedural move. Wilson said he was set to meet with Boyle on Tuesday.

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