Connor Brown was in for a surprise when he found out that his stint with the Ottawa Senators has come to an end when he was traded to the Washington Capitals. We often see a lot of trades and other updates during free agency and this is important as bookie news. Especially when we are talking about players who, despite these trades, are actually competent and can definitely make a difference in their new teams.
NHL betting has been popular in many sportsbook software providers especially now that we are seeing a lot of movement across the league. Brown was caught a bit off guard with the trade, but is now looking forward to his new team, and is excited to start playing against new teammates like John Carlson and Alex Ovechkin. Brown is focusing on what he can contribute to the Capitals in the coming season.
Connor Brown Joins the Washington Capitals
The 28-year-old Brown was with the Senators for three seasons. Meanwhile, the Capitals coach Peter Laviolette feels like Brown has a lot to bring into the team. Brown can help with killing penalties and playing on the top line alongside Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov. Brown is used to playing here and there, having played a similar role throughout his career.
Brown has averaged 2:46 of shorthanded ice time per game in the last 2 seasons. This puts him at the top spot among NHL forwards. His 5 shorthanded goals back in 2020-2021 season led the league. He also has 8 throughout this 7-season career. Brown started in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs back in 2016. And since Tom Wilson will be out early in the season due to needing knee surgery, Brown is in the short list to replace him on the top line. Definitely something to watch out for, so make note of this for your bookie pay per head sportsbook.