UND Roster

2006-07 Hockey Roster

#30 David Brown


Weight 203 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Stoney Creek, Ontario
High School Bishop Ryan

• First Team RBK Hockey All-American West Team

• Winner of Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award

• 2007 Hobey Baker Award Finalist

• 2007 CCHA Player of the Year

• 2007 First Team All-CCHA

• 2007 CCHA All-Tournament Team and Tournament MVP

• Notre Dame Monogram Club Team MVP

Veteran goaltender who comes into his final season as Notre Dame’s top goaltender … teams with Jordan Pearce and Tom O’Brien to give the Irish a deep and talented goaltending trio … one of the CCHA’s most underrated puckstoppers … outstanding technical goaltender who plays the ‘butterfly’ style … uses his quickness and aggressive style to challenge shooters … has a great glove hand … very cool under pressure … has had a Hobey Baker Award worthy season in 2006-07 as he has been the nation’s top goaltender all season long … started 39 of Notre Dame’s 42 games, going 30-6-3 on the year with a 1.58 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage … also had six shutouts on the year … won second Perani Cup award for collecting most points as a three-star selection for Notre Dame … set the Notre Dame record for the lowest goals-against mark in school history with a 1.58 goals-against in 2006-07 … save percentage of .931 was also a program best as was the six shutouts this season … for career, has appeared in 111 games, making 106 starts with a 2.32 goals-against average (first all-time), a .916 save percentage (first all-time) and 12 shutouts (first all-time) … finished career with a 55-38-11 record for second highest win total in program history … teamed with sophomore Jordan Pearce and freshman Tom O’Brien to post the lowest team goals-against average (1.63) and save percentage (.927) in program’s history … was selected in the eighth round, 228th overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins … one of three Canadians on the Notre Dame roster joining senior Wes O’Neill (Essex, Ont.) and junior Brock Sheahan (Lethbridge, Alb.) … one of 38 Ontario natives to earn monograms while playing hockey at Notre Dame … signed national letter-of-intent in early-signing period (Nov. `02) along with Noah Babin, O’Neill, Josh Sciba and Jason Paige ,,, selected to the Dean’s List in the spring of `06.

AS A SENIOR:• Winner of Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award that honors four-year players for character, community, classroom as well as on the hockey rink … finalist for 2007 Hobey Baker Award … selected first team RBK Hockey All-American West team … first Notre Dame player named All-American since 1999 (Benoit Cotnoir – second team) and first first team All-American since 1983 (Kirt Bjork) … named Notre Dame Monogram Club’s team most valuable player … selected first team all-CCHA and CCHA Player of the Year … guided Notre Dame to its first-ever NCAA tournament win, a 3-2, double-overtime win against Alabama-Huntsville on March 23 … game was also longest in Irish history as two teams played 95:18 … lost to Michigan State (2-1, 23 saves) in Midwest Regional final on March 24 … was 5-1 with a 1.07 goals against and a .951 save percentage in six postseason games … guided Irish to first-ever CCHA tournament championship with 3-0 win over Lake Superior and 2-1 win against Michigan … finished the year with 30 wins (30-6-3) and is the nation’s winningest goaltender … ranks first in the CCHA and the nation with a 1.58 goals-against average … is tied for first in the CCHA and second nationally with his .931 save percentage … six shutouts this season are the most in one season at Notre Dame, breaking mark of four set by Brown in 2003-04 … six shutouts are the most in the CCHA and tied for second in the nation … led Irish to a two-game sweep of Alaska in first round playoff series, stopping 37-of-39 shots in 7-1 and 3-1 wins … stopped all 17 shots in 3-0 semifinal win versus Lake Superior … made 31 saves in 2-1 win versus Michigan to capture CCHA title … had eight-game unbeaten streak (6-0-2; 1.23 goals-against and a .944 save percentage since Jan. 20) snapped on Feb. 23 in 5-2 loss to Ferris State (first game all season that he gave up four goals) … bounced back with a 2-0 shutout (15 saves) in regular-season finale for Irish … helped Notre Dame clinch its’ first-ever CCHA regular-season title with a 28-save, 1-0 shutout at Alaska in his only appearance of weekend … led the Irish to a win and a tie in weekend series with Nebraska-Omaha … stopped 14-of-16 shots in 4-2 win on Feb. 9 and then made 20 saves in 2-2 overtime game on Feb. 10 … picked up back-to-back wins at Bowling Green … on Feb. 2, made 18 saves in a 3-2 win … followed that with 14 saves with just seven over the final two periods in a 2-1 win … selected CCHA goaltender of the week for the third time this season after stopping 50 of 53 shots (.943 save percentage) in a win and a tie versus Miami … made 24 saves in the 2-2 tie with Miami on Jan. 27 … picked up 20th win of the season with 26 saves in 4-1 win over Miami on Jan. 26 … recorded third shutout of the year and ninth of his career with 25 saves in 3-0 win at Western Michigan (1/20) …had personal nine-game winning streak stopped by Western Michigan on Jan. 19; made 16 saves in 3-2 loss to the Broncos … backstopped the Irish to a 4-1 win at Lake Superior State, making 30 saves, including 16 in the third period; win was 18th of the season … made 21 saves, including two big saves in overtime of 4-3 overtime win at Lake Superior State (1/12) … won seventh straight game with 17-save performance in 6-2 win at Robert Morris; start was 16th consecutive start … picked up career-best and nation-leading 15th win of the season with 16 saves in 4-2 win over Northern Michigan (12/31); win made him fifth Irish goaltender to record 40 wins in a career; game was 15th consecoutive start for Brown … made 14th consecutive start in 4-3 win over Northern Michigan, making 19 saves in the game … stopped 25 of 28 shots in 4-3 win over Michigan (12/10); gave up six goals on the weekend, most this season, but still won a pair of games against seventh-ranked Wolverines … stopped 26 of 29 shots in 7-3 win at Michigan (12/8); was third career win for Brown over the Wolverines … picked up back-to-back wins over Alaska on Dec. 2-3; made 21 saves in 3-1 win on Dec. 2 and then added 17 saves in 6-2 win on Dec. 3 … made 18 saves in 4-2 win over Nebraska-Omaha on 11/24; turned in 19-save night in 3-2 loss on 11/25 … saw his eight-game unbeaten streak (7-0-1) snapped in 2-0 loss at Michigan State (11/18). Made 15 saves in the game … ran unbeaten streak to eight games (7-0-1) with a 26-save performance in 4-1 win over Michigan State (11/17) … stopped 52-of-54 shots in weekend sweep of Bowling Green; made 24 saves in 5-2 win on 11/10; had 28-save shutout with 4-0 victory against Falcons on 11/11; eighth career shutout for Brown … stopped 46-of-49 shots in win and tie versus Ohio State; made 22 saves in 4-2 win over Ohio State on Nov. 3; followed with 24 saves in 1-1 tie on Nov. 4; selected CCHA goaltender of the week for the second time this season … had first shutout of season in 2-0 win over Air Force in championship game of Lightning College Hockey Classic on 10/28; made 28 saves to record seventh career shutout to set a Notre Dame record … selected to the all-tournament team … selected CCHA goaltender of the week by stopping 48-of-50 shots in wins over Boston College and Providence College; had 26 saves in 7-1 win at Boston College (10/20), giving up just one power-play goal. Stopped 22-of-23 shots in 6-1 win at Providence College (10/21) … stopped 13-of-16 shots in 3-2 overtime loss at Minnesota State (10/14) … made 36 saves in season-opening 6-1 win over Minnesota State on 10/12; lone goal surrendered came short-handed.

AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 31 games in `05-’06, making 30 starts, both career highs … turned in a 9-15-4 record with a 2.47 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage, the third-best single-season marks at Notre Dame in both categories … recorded two shutouts, giving him six for his career (tied for first all-time with Morgan Cey) … gave up 71 goals (32 ppg, 2 shg) in 1724:29 minutes of play … had 762 saves … appeared in 23 consecutive games (22 starts) from Nov. 11 to Feb. 11… was 8-10-3 in that span with a 2.32 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage with two shutouts … was the Notre Dame Monogram Club’s team most valuable player … Notre Dame’s winner of the CCHA’s Perani Cup Trophy with 38 points (Josh Sciba was second with 19 points) for being selected one of three stars of the game in league contests … opened the season with three straight losses … made 37 saves in season-opening 3-1 loss at Colorado College on Oct. 21 … had just eight saves (the fewest in a 60-minute game in his career) in 5-3 loss to Princeton on Oct. 29 … surrendered seven goals with 23 saves in 8-5 loss to Michigan on Nov. 4 to open CCHA schedule … got in the win column on Nov. 11 with 36 saves in a 4-2 win versus Bowling Green at the Joyce Center to start his 23-consecutive appearance streak … made starts in both games of weekend series at Miami (Nov. 18-19) … recorded 29 saves in 2-2 tie versus RedHawks in opening game of series … had 27 saves the following night as the Irish were blanked 3-0 … lost both games of home series versus Ohio State (Nov. 25-26) … had 30 saves in 4-1 loss in series opener … played just 40 minutes in game two, giving up four goals on 23 shots in 5-2 loss to the Buckeyes … did not start Dec. 2 game against Western Michigan, but played final 19:36 in relief (seven saves, no goals) of Jordan Pearce in 4-3 loss to the Broncos … picked up second win of the season on Dec. 3, recording fifth-career shutout with 25 saves in 3-0 win versus Western … made it two in a row with 27 saves in 3-2 win at Minnesota State on Dec. 6 … first time Brown recorded back-to-back wins since Feb. 26-27, 2004 … followed with 31 saves in 2-1 loss to Minnesota State on Dec. 10 … gave up four goals on 30 shots in 4-0 home loss to Lake Superior on Dec. 17 … closed out first half of season with 24 saves in a 4-3 Irish win against Lake Superior on Dec. 18 … was 3-2-0 in December with a 2.09 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage … continued his hot play in the 2006 portion of the schedule with a 1-0-1 weekend at Nebraska-Omaha … stopped 30 shots in a 4-1 win over the Mavericks in game one and followed with 32 saves in 2-2 tie on Jan. 7 … suffered a loss and a tie at Miami on Jan. 13-14 versus the third-ranked RedHawks … stopped 53-of-58 shots in weekend series that saw Notre Dame get a 2-2 tie in Friday game and then drop a 3-2 decision in series finale … stumbled in series at Northern Michigan (Feb. 20-21) … made 11 saves in series opener as Wildcats took 5-2 decision … started second game of series, playing first 26:23, giving up three goals on 14 shots … left the game trailing 3-1, only to see the Irish rally for a 4-3 win … closed out month at Ohio State with a loss and then a win … made 21 saves in a 1-0 loss on Jan. 27 and then 24 saves on Jan. 28 in a 1-0 shutout win of the Buckeyes … shutout was sixth of his career, tying him with Morgan Cey for Notre Dame career record … gave up three goals in a 3-2 loss at home to Michigan State on Feb. 3 … turned in a season-high 38 saves in a 2-1 loss to Spartans at Munn Arena on Feb. 4 … led the Irish to a sweep in a home-and-home series against Ferris State … stopped 55-of-58 Bulldog shots in 4-1 win at Joyce Center and 3-2 win at Big Rapids, Mich. … selected the CCHA RBK/goaltender of the week on Feb. 11 for 2-0 week against Ferris State … saw 23-consecutive game streak snapped on Feb. 17 when he sat out game at Bowling Green due to the flu … returned on Feb. 18 with 34 saves in a 1-1 tie with Falcons … helped the Irish clinch home ice in the playoffs with 18 saves in 4-1 win over Alaska Fairbanks on Feb. 24 … closed the regular season with a 34-save performance in 2-1 loss to Nanooks … was named the RBK Financial Group CCHA player of the month for February … was 3-3-1 with a 1.70 goals-against average and a .946 save percentage … also was honorable-mention HCA national player-of-the-month for his play in February … opened the first round of the CCHA playoffs, giving up two goals on 19 shots in 3-1 loss to Alaska Fairbanks … had his season come to an end less that 10 minutes into game two of first round series when he injured an ankle in a collision with Nanook forward Braden Wells near the top of the right-wing face-off circle … was credited with six saves and no goals against in 1-0 season-ending loss to the Nanooks.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Started 15 games in goal for the Irish, turning in a 2-10-1 mark to go with a 4.30 goals-against average and a .870 save percentage … twenty-three of the 55 goals he gave up were power-play tallies … gave up four goals in 4-1 loss to Minnesota-Duluth in second game of opening weekend … made a season-high 38 saves in a 5-0 loss at Miami on Oct. 16 … made 27 saves in a 4-1 home loss to Northern Michigan on Oct. 30 … stopped 28 of 30 Western Michigan shots in a 2-2 tie in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Nov. 12 … got on the winning side of the ledger on Nov. 26 with a 35-save performance in a 3-2 win at Alaska Fairbanks … played in both games of first Michigan series, making start in series opener and taking loss after giving up four goals on 11 shots in first 31:11 minutes of game in eventual 6-1 loss … played final 40 minutes in relief of Cey in 8-0 loss at Joyce Center … gave up five goals on 27 shots … picked up second win of the season on Dec. 11 as he made 25 saves in 3-2 overtime win versus Michigan State … was 0-5-0 in the second half of the season … first appearance came on Jan. 14 with 22 saves in a 4-1 loss to Ohio State … played 12:46 in start at Bowling Green on Jan. 28, giving up three goals in eight shots in a 4-1 loss to the Falcons … made 25 saves in a 4-2 loss to Ferris State on Feb. 12 and then had a 32-save game in a 6-3 loss at Michigan … dropped a 3-2 decision to Michigan State in final start of the regular season, making 26 saves … made one posteason appearance, playing 19:08 in 10-1 loss to Michigan … gave up five goals on 18 shots in the second and third periods before giving way to Rory Walsh, as six goaltenders (three by each team) were used in the game.

AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 26 of team’s 39 games, making 24 starts … was 14-7-3 on the year with a 2.32 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage … recorded a single-season record four shutouts … played 1,445:10 minutes, giving up 56 goals while making 687 saves … in 21 CCHA games was 11-5-3 with a 2.19 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage to go with three shutouts … was named Notre Dame’s rookie-of-the-year for the 2003-04 season … finalist for CCHA rookie-of-the- year honors … was named CCHA rookie-of-the- week four times (Oct. 19, Nov. 1, Dec. 2 and Feb. 29) … CCHA defensive player-of-the-week (Jan. 12) … made first career start on Oct. 11 at Ohio State … gave up three goals on 39 shots in 3-1 loss … played the final 19:02 of 5-3 loss to Bowling Green in relief of Rory Walsh … started a school-record 193:27-minute shutout string in Falcon loss … blanked Bowling Green the following night at the BGSU Ice Arena, making 40 saves in a 3-0 shutout win … earliest any Notre Dame goaltender has recorded a shutout in his career (just third game of career) … added to the shutout streak on Oct. 24 with a 1-0 shutout of top-ranked Boston College at a sold-out Conte Forum … made 27 saves on the night … third consecutive shutout (a first in Irish history) came on Oct. 31 at home versus Nebraska-Omaha as he made 22 saves in a 2-0 win over the Mavericks … shutout streak came to an end on Nov. 8 when Michigan State’s Jim Slater scored at 7:12 of the first period in a 3-3 tie at East Lansing … actually turned in a fourth shutout as he blanked the U.S. Under-18 team, 4-0, in a November exhibition game … was named the HCA national rookie-of-the-month for October after going 3-2-0 with three shutouts and a 1.15 goals-against average and a .964 save percentage … was 3-0-2 in November with ties versus Michigan State and Lake Superior and wins versus Lake Superior and two with Northern Michigan … was 6-2-2 after first two months with a 1.68 goals against and a .941 save percentage … had a tough month of December, dropping two games at Western Michigan and one versus Cornell at the Everblades Collegiate Classic in Estero, Fla. … surrendered 15 goals in the three losses … rebounded in January with a 32-save shutout at home versus Bowling Green on Jan. 10 … helped Irish pull off another upset win with a 3-1 victory at fourth-ranked Wisconsin (30 saves) … learned how the other half lived as he was shutout, 1-0, at Northern Michigan, making 22 saves in the game … took a home win and a tie versus Alaska Fairbanks, stopping 69 of 73 shots (.945 sv%) in the series … was named honorable mention HCA rookie of the month for January … was 4-0 in February with a pair of wins over Ferris State (4-2 and 4-1) and two versus Michigan (4-1 and 5-2) … home weekend sweep of the Wolverines was the first for the Irish since the 1981-82 season … received HCA honorable mention honors for February … was shutout at Lake Superior (March 5) by a 3-0 score … saw action in two postseason games with both going to overtime … played 72:35 with 33 saves in 5-4 overtime win against Western Michigan in game three of first round of CCHA playoffs … win sent Irish to CCHA Super 6 for third consecutive year … took the loss in 6-5 overtime game with Ohio State at Joe Louis Arena … made career-high 43 saves versus the Buckeyes.

PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ont. … member of the honor roll from grade nine through 12 … played junior hockey in the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League (OPJHL) with the Hamilton Kilty Bees … in final year, 2002-03, helped lead the Kilty Bees to a 38-8-3 record in the Western Division while playing in 35 of 49 games … had a 3.11 goals against and a .881 save percentage … in 2001-02, led the Western Division with a 3.24 goals-against average for the 2001-02 season … was Western Division player of the month in November of 2001 … member of 2002 Team Ontario that played at World Hockey Challenge winning the bronze medal … selected by the Mississauga Ice Dogs in the fifth round of the 2001 Ontario Hockey League draft … played AAA hockey for the Hamilton Reps 1996-97 through 2000-01 … led team to three consecutive Alliance championships from 1998-2001 … helped team win OHL Cup bronze medal in `98-’99 and silver medal in `00-’01 … played in prestigious world peewee hockey tournament in Quebec City in Feb. of 1999 … member of the 1996 Hamilton Power Bladers Ontario championship team that competed at the National In-Line Hockey Association International championships in Las Vegas … full name is David Kennard Brown … son of Gary and Domenica Brown … has one brother and one sister … born Feb. 1, 1985, in Hamilton, Ont. … management consulting major in the Mendoza College of Business.

Brown’s Career Statistics

Year GP/GS W-L-T Time GA GAA Saves Save Pct. Shutouts
2003-04 26/24 14-7-3 1,445:10 56 2.32 687 .925 4
2004-05 15/13 2-10-1 766:55 55 4.30 369 .870 0
2005-06 31/30 9-15-4 1,724:29 71 2.47 762 .915 2
2006-07 39/39 30-6-3 2,389:40 63 1.58 844 .931 6
Totals 111/106 55-38-11 6,326:14 245 2.32 2,662 .916 12

Brown’s Career Bests

43 vs. Ohio State (3/18/04)
40 vs. Alaska Fairbanks (1/30/04)
40 vs. Bowling Green (10/18/03)

vs. Lake Superior State, 3-0 (3/16/07)
vs. Ferris State, 2-0 (2/24/07)
vs. Alaska, 1-0 (2/16/07)
vs. Western Michigan, 3-0 (1/20/07)
vs. Bowling Green, 4-0 (11/11/06)
vs. Air Force, 2-0 (10/28/06)
vs. Ohio State, 1-0 (1/28/06)
vs. Western Michigan, 3-0 (12/2/05)
vs. Bowling Green, 3-0 (1/10/04)
vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 2-0 (10/31/04)
vs. Boston College, 1-0 (10/24/03)
vs. Bowling Green, 3-0 (10/18/03)

Shutout Streaks
193:27 (Oct. 17-Nov. 8 vs. Bowling Green, Boston College, Nebraska-Omaha and Michigan State)

Brown In The Irish Record Book


Goals-Against Average
1st – 2.32

Save Percentage
1st – .916

1st – 12

6th – 2,662

2nd – 55

Minutes Played
3rd – 6,326:14


Goals-Against Average
1st – 1.58 (2006-07)
2nd – 2.32 (2003-04)
4th – 2.47 (2005-06)

Save Percentage
1st – .931 (2006-07)
2nd – .925 (2003-04)
4th – .915 (2005-06)

Winning Percentage
2nd – .808 – 30-6-3 (2006-07)
7th – .646 – 14-7-3 (2003-04)

Minutes Played
1st – 2,389:40 (2006-07)
9th – 1,724 (2005-06)

1st – 6 (2006-07)
2nd – 4 (2003-04)