Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Nailers claim defensemen Chad Brownlee

The Wheeling Nailers continued their recent trend of signing players toward the end of the year when they claimed the rights to defensemen Chad Brownlee after he had been released from the Idaho Steelheads.
Brownlee, a 23-year-old rookie out of Minnesota-Mankato, is a defensive defenseman who doesn’t shy away from the physical aspects of the game. Which is one thing Wheeling has lacked for the better part of the year. Brownlee is aggressive and has an in-your-face style of play. He has great work ethic and possesses great skating ability and his transitioning is decent and he also possesses very good passing skills. He's 6’2 195lbs so he has good size, but he could use a bit more weight.
Brownlee was transferred to the 30-day IR earlier this season by the Steelheads and was rumored to be heading to the Gwinnett Gladiators after his name appeared on Gladiators coach Jeff Pyle's white board on the same night that he expressed extreme dissatisfaction with his entire blue line.
Brownlee was a 6th-round pick of the Vancouver Canucks in 2003 and was named team captain of Minnesota State University – Mankato for the 2006-2007 season. He also received the Don Brose Leadership Award as a senior at MSU-Mankato.
While he sounds like a promising pickup, lets just hold our fingers crossed that he actually shows. We've been stiffed plenty this season.

10 comments:

Nailer News said...

Stiffed again.

3d said...

Brownleeee...Brownleeeee...Brownlee.....YOU SUCK!!!
Hope you have a great CHL career.

3d said...

.....along with your buddy State.

Anonymous said...

Someone should make a list of all the players that have refused to show up here. I don't think there is enough space on the internet for it.

And here I got all excited that we were going to get some D that were talented and knew what they were doing.

And there it was staring me in the face when I go to comment on our recent aquirement. "Stiffed Again"

Yeah, the fans are getting used to it.

Nailer News said...

Curtis Darling has signed a PTO with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. Good luck Curtis!

Anonymous said...

I already have 8 tickets for tomorrow night and we have Vetri in goal. NOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

could be worse... it could be Higgins... Right?

Anonymous said...

2 more home games then it will finally be over. I've never been through anything like this in 15 years of attending hockey games. We've seen everything from 7 year olds to the NHL but nothing like this. I have to watch this for 5 more hours, I hope my eyes don't catch on fire.

Nailer News said...

Kyle Rank and Jon D'Aversa are back for tonight's game.

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