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Erik Brown

School

RIT

Position
Forward
Major
Biomedical Engineering

Classroom

Erik Brown is a three-time Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team selection (2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18), and he is a nominee for CoSIDA Academic All-Region honors in 2017-18.

Character

Brown is very approachable player in regards to media availability, whether the game ends in a win or loss, and he is always looking to assist in the athletic department in any way he can. Brown is extremely well-respected by not only his peers on the men’s hockey team, but by all student-athletes in the athletics program. He was the co-winner of RIT’s Louis Spiotti Coaches Award and the sole recipient of the Greg Moss Hard Hat Award for grit and determination.
From RIT Head Coach Wayne Wilson: “Erik has been a pleasure to coach from the day he stepped on campus. He represents everything we want in a student-athlete. He is an outstanding student in biomedical engineering, he excels on the ice, and he sets the bar for our hockey program at a very high level with his work ethic and skill level. He represents our program in the community where we are all very proud of him. I can’t think of a more deserving person for the Senior CLASS Award.”

Community

Brown delivered teddy bears to sick children at the Rochester Regional Health Pediatric Department after the annual Teddy Bear Toss game in both 2016 and 2017. He has participated in local sled hockey practices for the disabled at the Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex and volunteered in Rochester, N.Y., with Muddy’s Buddies, which is a nonprofit, charitable organization that seeks to improve the quality of life of children and their families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other chronic illnesses. Brown has helped with other local community activities such as reading to kids and attending minor hockey practices.

Competition

Brown entered his senior season with 52 goals, just three shy of RIT’s Division I team record and second among all active Division I players.

In 2017-18, he set a Division I single-season program record by scoring 29 goals and was tied for second nationally in goals. He added 13 assists for a team-best 42 points while playing in all 37 games. Brown was an All-Atlantic Hockey First Team selection and led all Atlantic Hockey skaters with 24 goals in 28 league games and was second with 35 points. He led the Tigers with nine power-play goals and four game-winning tallies. Brown tied a Division I team record with two hat-tricks, and he earned Atlantic Hockey Player of the Month honors for February 2018. He was named RIT Male Athlete of the Week, Feb. 19, 2018, and garnered NCAA Ice Hockey First Star of the Week honors and AHA Player of the Week accolades a day later. In addition, Brown recorded back-to-back hat-tricks (Feb. 12 and Feb. 17, 2018).

Brown enjoyed a breakout season in 2016-17, leading the team in scoring with 16 goals and 27 points. He also was part of RIT’s Atlantic Hockey Championship team in 2015-16.