Newell Brown was named an Assistant Coach on August 3, 2010. Brown joined the club after spending the past five seasons as Assistant Coach with the Anaheim Ducks. He has also worked as Assistant Coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks over a 13-year NHL coaching career. Prior to joining the NHL ranks, Brown spent four seasons as Head Coach of the Adirondack Red Wings, Detroit’s AHL affiliate. He also served as Head Coach of Michigan University from 1990-92 and was an Assistant at Michigan State from 1986-90.
Brown’s playing career included two seasons with the Cornwall Royals, where he helped the Royals win the Memorial Cup in 1979. Drafted by Vancouver 158th overall in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, Brown spent one year in the Canucks organization playing for Fredericton (AHL) and Muskegon (IHL) before captaining the Canadian National Team in 1985-86.