The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League are proud to announce that forward Connor Brown was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Saturday afternoon.
Originally drafted by the Otters in the 13th round (251st overall) of the 2010 OHL Priority Selection, Brown was picked up in the 6th round (156th overall) by Toronto. He joins former Otters captain Greg McKegg in the Leafs organization.
The 18 year-old from Etobicoke, Ontario collected 25 goals and 28 assists for 53 points in his first OHL season. Brown’s point total was second among league rookies and he was the only Erie player to suit up in all 68 games.
Brown was the first player in Otters history to be named to the first OHL All-Rookie Team, which was announced in April. Defenseman Chris Campoli and center Brad Boyes were each named to the second OHL All-Rookie Team in 2001 and 1999, respectively.
At the Otters Annual Awards Banquet in April, Brown took home Most Sportsmanlike Player honors and shared Rookie of the Year with Stephen Harper.