Status: Philadelphia Flyers director of player personnel. NHL right winger for the Philadelphia Flyers, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks from 1982-1996.
Ht: 6-foot-5 Wt: 210 pounds
DOB: Oct. 12, 1962 In: Saskatoon, Sask.
Hockey Inspiration: “My dad (Phillip). He was always there to watch us when we were kids.”
Nicknames: “Browny, Bird, Brown Dog.”
First Job: “My dad worked for a farm implement dealer. In the summer we used to set up machinery.”
First Hockey Memory: “I remember watching film my mom (Eleanor) took of me when I was a year old. My dad had me on skates on the backyard rink.”
Favorite Uniforms: “Chicago Blackhawks. I had a Blackhawk jersey growing up. I liked Stan Mikita.”
Favorite Arenas To Play: “Old Chicago Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Boston Garden, The Spectrum.”
Most Memorable Game: “In 1987 when J.J. Daigneault scored to put the Flyers up 3-2 and send the series back to Edmonton for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final.”
Greatest Sports Moment: “In 1990 when we won the Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers.”
Worst Injury: “Broken hands, broken ribs.”
Closest NHL Friend: “Daryl Stanley.”
Funniest Players Encountered: “Gilbert Dionne – he did a great Serge Savard imitation. Jamie Baker – he is nuts.”
Hardest Puncher: “Bill Huard.”
Strangest Game: “I was playing with the Flyers in the late 1980s against Los Angeles when there was a wind storm that blew out some windows at The Spectrum. They canceled the rest of the game and we played it again later.”
Favorite Players To Watch: “Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and a lot of the top skill players. Those guys do things other players are unable to do.”
First Famous Player You Ever Met/Encountered: “I grew up in Saskatoon – the pro teams didn’t play there. The first NHL game I ever saw was the first year I went to training camp in 1982.”
Favorite Non-Hockey Sport To Watch: “Football. I like the physical play.”
Favorite Non-Hockey Sport To Play: “Baseball. I enjoyed playing as a kid.”
Most Memorable Goal: “I didn’t really have a most memorable goal. But in the 1980s, with the Flyers, I scored six goals in six games.”
Personality Qualities Most Admired: “Honesty, integrity.”
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