CHL – 8
League – 56
Challenge Cup – 10
Play Offs – 4
Total Goals: 20 / Total Assists: 31 / Total PIMs: 88
The type of player every team needs. It’s all well and good having the skill players but someone needs to do the dirty work for them. Will he retire? Who knows (well, he probably does) but if he doesn’t I wouldn’t be too disappointed if he was back in the black and gold.
Brown is a player I really like so I would very much like to see him back in a Panthers shirt come August if he decides against retirement.
Gives his all every single shift, scores goals, sticks up for team-mates and is a genuine leader on the ice. Would be one of the first imports I’d be offering a contract to.
Mr Consistent. A ball of energy and whilst not the most naturally gifted player, he more than makes up for that with effort. Hits, fights, scores, assists and defends with the same gusto each game. If the rumours are true and he is retiring this offseason it’ll be a huge shame. Hopefully Chernomaz will be able to change his mind and he’ll be back for another year.
Only downside to his game is that however many of the 20 goals he scored at home meant we were subjected to that god-awful song!!
Another good season for Mr Breeze. For many people he would’ve been their choice for Captain but despite not having the C on his uniform, certainly led the team on the ice at times. Does the dirty work well, checks and scores important goals. If his retirement is confirmed it’ll be a shame as I think he could stay with us for a few more seasons yet!
A whole-hearted player who provided the heartbeat of this year’s side. The problem was that his goals were overly relied upon at times too, and for a grinding, forechecking forward, points heavily towards the side’s collective failings. Can’t fault Brown’s effort across the season, and one of the few who played with an edge throughout the whole year, often carrying his side and laying down a marker for the compete levels his colleagues needed to meet.
Jeff seemed to come into his own in the second half of the season, almost like when the team suffered the December slump he hauled them onto his shoulders (metaphorically speaking of course) and tried to motivate them out of it, sadly it wasn’t enough to put us back in the hunt for the league trophy but it was enough for some within the Panthersnation to cite him for captaincy. A Nottingham Post interview with Jeff indicated that he would be retiring this year but also that if he were to give it another year he’d like to do it with the Panthers. I’d be ok with that.