Ice hockey player
| Andy Brown|
| February 15, 1944 (age 71)
Hamilton, ON, CAN (1944-02-15) |
Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Indianapolis Racers
Andrew Conrad "Andy" Brown (born February 15, 1944) is a retired Canadian ice hockey goaltender. His father, Adam also played hockey in the National Hockey League, as a left winger.
Brown started his professional hockey career with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League in 1972. He also played with the Pittsburgh Penguins, where in 1974 he would set the NHL single-season record for penalty minutes by a goaltender with 60 (the record has since been surpassed). He continued to play after his NHL days with the World Hockey Association's Indianapolis Racers.
On April 7, 1974, in a 6–3 loss to the Atlanta Flames, Brown became the final National Hockey League goaltender to play without a goalie mask, and continued to play without a mask through his World Hockey Association career. This earned him the nickname "Fearless".
On June 7, 1971 the Detroit Red Wings claimed Andy Brown in the inter-league draft (from Baltimore (AHL)).
On February 25, 1973 the Detroit Red Wings traded Andy Brown to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for 1973 third-round pick (#39 - Nelson Pyatt).
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