Irish goaltender David Brown, winner of the Bill Beagan Trophy as the CCHA Tournament MVP, signed his first pro contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on June 29.

David Brown Selected Second Team Academic All-District

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).