TULSA, OK — The offseason spoon feed from the Tulsa Oilers continued on Tuesday when the team announced the signing of defenseman Dennis Brown for the 2017-18 season.
Brown, 27, recorded 23 points (4g, 19a) in 59 games for the Oilers during the 2016-17 campaign. The Cypress, CA native had a career year in his first season in Tulsa in 2015-16, where he totaled 35 points (5g, 30a) in 67 games on his way to being named Tulsa’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Before coming to Tulsa, Brown started his professional career in 2014-15 with the Ontario Reign, who were in their final season in the ECHL. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound defenseman recorded 15 points (1g, 14a) that season in 47 games with the Reign.
He played four years of college hockey for Western Michigan University from 2010-14, where he helped lead the Broncos to the CCHA conference championship his sophomore season in 2011-12.
Along with Eric Drapluk, Brown is the second defenseman and third player overall to sign for next season in Tulsa, and officially their second returning player.
For the latest list of player signings across the ECHL, visit our 2017 ECHL Transactions page!