CHICAGO – Bucs Forward Matt Brown was named to the All-USHL 2nd Team this morning, per the USHL.
Brown is currently third in the USHL in Playoffs scoring and led the Buccaneers in the regular season with 30 goals and 27 assists for 57 points. Brown’s prolific first campaign in the USHL landed him on the NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings, making Brown a potential NHL Draft candidate at this summer’s draft in Vancouver.
“He’s an outstanding young man with a very bright future ahead of him,” GM Tom Mannino said. “It’s great to see Matt being acknowledged for his efforts and successes this season as a Buccaneer.”
The UMass-Lowell commit had a regular season to remember, as he was the first Buc to score 30 goals since Trevor Lewis (Los Angeles Kings) in 2006. He also totaled the most points since TJ Tynan (Vegas Golden Knights) in 2010, by leading Des Moines with 57 points.
He is just the second Des Moines player in the last 12 seasons to be named to an All-USHL Team, as Mario Ferraro, a second Round Pick of the San Jose Sharks in 2017, made the list in 2017.
Brown also tallied two goals in Game Two of the First Round of the Clark Cup Playoffs versus Fargo, a playoff feat that had not been accomplished by a Buccaneer since 2007.
The Clark Cup Playoffs continue tonight as Des Moines will battle Tri-City in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinal. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m at Buccaneer Arena with tickets still available!