Every league has top scorers and other league have elite scorers. Then there is the NIHL and who has franchise and elite player Kieran Brown.
Brown hails from Bradford, England and is in a league of his own. The Leeds Knights forward is a rare player in the way that he can score highlight goals, pass the puck with incredible accuracy, and also lead the league in penalty minutes. Although he is still very young at 21 years old, he has a world of opportunity ahead in his promising career.
Brown signed a contract extension on February 2, 2022, with the Knights through the 2022/23 season, meaning he will be terrorizing opponents for a couple more years. Brown has always been an elite scorer and his all-around game is coming along nicely.
Before this season Brown had briefly played with the Sheffield Steelers of the EIHL. He never looked Comfortable and often he would not look like himself. This was due to playing time, which he got next to none. Unable to showcase his talents and offensively produce like he was known to he asked for, and was granted, his release.
During the 2019/20 Sheffield Steeldogs, he had produced offensively, recording 10 goals and 24 assists for 34 points in only 19 games to go along with 16 penalty minutes.
People notice the offensive production,
however, they rarely notice the toughness he has in his game. Although not big he wastes no time in taking on all comers. He does not back down from any situation and is willing to throw the gloves at any minute. He throws the body well and won’t hesitate to give a face wash in a scrum.
Brown has many talents that allow him to be a dominant player. His shot is incredibly accurate, his skating is above average, his ability to find passing lanes is top-notch and his physical game is tops in the league. He is not of the better all-around players in all of hockey.
A true sniper who can find the smallest of holes to score on, Brown also has the senators to see a play before it develops, helping him be creative in the offensive zone. His passing skills allow his teammates to produce quality goals.
During the 2020/21 season, he won a championship with the Widnes Wild. In only 7 games he produced 11 goals and 12 assists for 23 goals and 22 penalty minutes. In the 2021/22 NIHL Cup he played In 12 games, producing 15 goals and 13 assists for 28 points and 43 penalty minutes. During the 21/22 regular season, he was exceptional. 54 goals and 55 assists for 109 points in 48 games, while recording 118 penalty minutes.
Kieran Brown is a force on the ice. A Connor mcdavid lite if you will. This kid can do everything and I’ll do most things
On the ice that most players want even think of. He will do anything and everything to not only get a win but to drive his team to the Cup Finals. Brown is going to be a force for years to come and a player that could very well be in multiple MVP awards.