2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Logan Brown looks to make BIG impact
Big, two-way center could be a steal for a team picking in the middle of the first round.
The first thing you notice about Logan Brown is his size: already at 6'6" and 218lbs, he'll be even bigger once he becomes an NHL regular. Despite this size, he doesn't use it as ferociously as some may like, he's more of a Rick Nash type in that regard.
For a big man he's an excellent skater, and possesses a pro-level shot.
From Tyler Parchem at Elite Prospects:
Brown is a huge center that excels at both ends of the ice. He can be dominant in the offensive zone but takes care of his own end as well. His 6'6 frame is key to his success as he uses his body to shield his puck and his reach to keep it off other players sticks. He is not overly physical for a player his size, but will finish every check and battle down low very effectively. He has a good shot with a pro like release as well as good creativity and maturity when passing the puck.
Brown has NHL bloodlines, as his father Jeff played in the '80s and '90s for Quebec, St.Louis, Vancouver, Hartford, Carolina, Toronto and Washington.
Current Team: Windsor Spitfires, OHL
Date of Birth: March 5, 1998
Place of Birth: Raleigh, North Carolina
Weight: 218 lbs
A Good Fit in Columbus?
The depth at center needs to be replenished, and if there were a scenario where the Jackets either traded down, or back into the middle of the first round, Brown would be a very good addition to the pipeline. He can be relied on to play a two-way game, a requirement of any player under John Tortorella.
Brown in Action