Chris Brown Named Wolf Pack's 2016-17 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the YearMar 30, 2017
The Wolf Pack are proud to announce that Chris Brown has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Hartford community during the 2016-17 season.
Brown, a fifth-year pro, has not only participated in more than his share of Wolf Pack community outreach activities, but he has also petitioned the team staff for more opportunity to give back to the community. He has been a leader in the Wolf Pack's "Read to the Rink" reading program, and has captained several visits to the local children's hospital, bringing a friendly and outgoing demeanor to every event he attends, and helping to motivate his teammates to give further of themselves as well.
Brown is now one of 30 finalists for the AHL’s 2016-17 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, honoring the overall IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. The league award is named after the former Hershey Bears forward and AHL All-Star who died in 1997 following a 16-month battle with leukemia. The winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award will be announced by the American Hockey League at a later date.