Flyers' depth center joining Giroux in Ottawa


VOORHEES, N.J. — Patrick Brown is joining Claude Giroux's Senators. 

The Flyers traded the 30-year-old center to Ottawa for a 2023 sixth-round draft pick before Friday's 3 p.m. ET deadline. 

Brown had played mostly on the Flyers' fourth line this season. The club claimed him off of waivers in October 2021. 

This season, he's on an expiring, two-year, $1.5 million contract he originally signed with the Golden Knights. He'll be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. 

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Brown can win defensive-zone faceoffs and kill penalties. The Senators are pushing for an Eastern Conference wild-card spot. 

"I thought Patrick actually played really well for Vegas in the playoffs a couple of years ago, his faceoffs on the right side are excellent, he can kill and he's willing to block shots and he can really bring an element that teams might need," Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said Friday. "A few teams called back and Ottawa was willing to give a pick."

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