Flyers trade Patrick Brown to Ottawa for 2023 6th-round pick
The Philadelphia Flyers have made one final move as the 2023 Trade Deadline wraps up. Forward Patrick Brown has been traded to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a 2023 6th-round draft pick, per Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher.
TRADE ALERT: We have acquired a 2023 sixth-round draft pick from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward Patrick Brown.
Details: https://t.co/F4Wu8uf0oU pic.twitter.com/aLbH3baNk5
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) March 3, 2023
Brown is the second Flyer to be traded today and third this week, joining Zack MacEwen (Los Angeles) and Isaac Ratcliffe (Nashville).
Brown, a 30-year-old center from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, has appeared in 43 games for Philadelphia this season, notching 2 goals and 5 assists for 7 points. He also has won 53.79% of his faceoffs this season, likely the key reason Ottawa traded for him.
He was originally acquired off waivers by the Flyers from Vegas before the 2021-22 season, much like MacEwen was from Vancouver.
Brown ends his Flyers tenure with 82 games under his belt, in which he scored 6 goals and 10 assists for 16 points to accompany a -22 rating and 28 penalty minutes. Brown will now join former Flyers Claude Giroux, Derick Brassard, and Cam Talbot in Ottawa as the Senators continue their playoff push after a massive week of trades, highlighted by their acquisition of star defenseman Jakob Chychrun from Arizona.
As for the Flyers, this deal is the final one in an incredibly disappointing and embarrassing trade deadline for Chuck Fletcher and the organization.