May 25, 2007
Notre Dame, Int. – Notre Dame senior goaltender David Brown (Stoney Creek, Ont.) has received second team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors for District V in voting done by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He is the first Irish hockey player to be recognized for Academic All-American honors since David Inman `02 received District honors in 2002. Brown was one of two Notre Dame men’s student-athletes to be selected all-District as swimmer Ted Brown (Sr., Kokomo, Ind.) was a first team selection and will move on to the national ballot for Academic All-American honors.
Brown, a two-time Dean’s List selection at Notre Dame, was one of 10 student-athletes selected to the District V At-Large second team. The Hobey Baker finalist had a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average with a major in management consulting. He graduated from Notre Dame on May 20th.
The academic honor caps a great 2006-07 season for the talented goaltender. On the ice, he turned in the best season by an Irish goaltender in the program’s 39 history. He finished the year with a 30-6-3 overall record to go with a 1.58 goals-against average, a .931 save percentage and six shutouts while helping Notre Dame to its first-ever CCHA regular-season and playoff championships. The Irish were 32-7-3 on the year and 21-4-3 in CCHA play, both school records for wins.
Brown led the nation in wins (30) and goals-against average (1.58) while his save percentage and shutouts tied him for second in both categories nationally. His numbers garnered him first team RBK Hockey All-American honors.
One of three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as the top collegiate hockey player, Brown was the winner of the first-ever Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for college hockey. The award recognizes the top student-athlete in the sport who uses all four years of his collegiate eligibility.
Along the way to the prestigious national awards, Brown was named his team’s most valuable player, was a first team all-CCHA selection, the CCHA goaltender of the year and the league’s player of the year. In the post season, the Stoney Creek, Ont., native was selected to the CCHA all-tournament team and was the tournament’s most valuable player.
An eighth-round choice of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Brown set Notre Dame single-season marks for wins (30), goals-against average (1.58), save percentage (.931), shutouts (6) and minutes played (2,389:40). For his career, Brown holds Notre Dame records for goals-against average (2.32), save percentage (.916) and shutouts (12). He finished second all-time in wins (55), was third in minutes played (6,326:14) and sixth in saves (2,662).