The University of Michigan is sending players to the NHL left and right, it seems. Of course, that's a bit of an overstatement, though Shawn Hunwick was signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets less-than a week after finishing his career at Michigan. Now, the Wolverines are sending Chris Brown to the NHL too, according to Darren Dreger on Twitter:
Coyotes news.Phoenix agrees to terms with '09 2nd rd pick Chris Brown from U of Mich. Brown will forgo senior year and turn pro.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 29, 2012
Unlike Hunwick, Brown didn't appear to be done with his career, but if he's making the jump, then he's making the jump. It's unclear what the immediate future holds with Brown, but as a second-round pick, he's always been on the back burner for the Coyotes. He did play well for Michigan, though, helping the team reach the Frozen Four in 2010-11, winning the CCHA regular season championship prior to that.
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