Monday, August 8, 2011

Brown; Oiler bound

Kelowna Rockets goaltender Adam Brown is off to an NHL training camp next month.

The 20 year-old has been invited to attend the rookie camp of the Edmonton Oilers.

Undrafted, Brown will join the Oilers for the prospects tournament in Penticton next month (September 11-15) against rookies from the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets and San Jose Sharks.

Brown is excited about the opportunity to show that he belongs.

Brown is expected to be one of three - 20 year-olds on the Rockets roster this season along with Cody Chikie and Kevin Smith.

Mitchell Callahan is eligible to return but will likely play pro hockey in the Detroit Red Wings organization.


jaz301 said...

This is such great news. I am excited about this. The big difference between LA (where he was last month) and Edmonton is that Edmonton needs a goalie. If Brown can prove himself in the prospects camp you never know he could be a starter for Edmonton in the next couple years?

Could this actually happen or am I just dreaming?

Regan Bartel said...

Tyler Bunz is the Oilers goalie of the future, but nothing is written in stone. Good on 'Brownie' to get the chance to show his stuff.

bigkev said...

so regan who you think are our 20 yr old this yr, any chance cali comes back. I heard we have the rights to Shane's lil bro. Do you think he trys out for the rockets??