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October 1, 1997

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed right winger Rob Brown to a contract, it was announced today by General Manager Craig Patrick.

Brown, 29, who previously played for the Penguins from 1987-90, had been in training camp on a tryout basis.

The 5-10,183-pound Brown has played 353 NHL games in his career, registering 152 goals and 199 assists for 351 points. His best season came with the Penguins in 1988-89, when – playing alongside Mario Lemieux – he tallied 49 goals, 66 assists and 115 points in 68 games.

His overall totals in his previous stint with the Penguins: 112 goals, 143 assists and 255 points in 225 games.

The Penguins traded Brown to Hartford in exchange for Scott Young on Dec. 21, 1990. He
also has played for Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles in his NHL career.

He has spent most of the past four seasons in the International Hockey League, winning the IHL scoring title in three of those four seasons. He was named MVP of the IHL in 1993-94 when he scored 155 points for Kalamazoo. Last season, with the Chicago Wolves, he led the league with 117 points in 76 games.