JT Brown gets new deal with Crunch

JT Brown has signed a one-year, two-way deal that will keep him with the Syracuse Crunch through next season.

Brown, who came to the Crunch last season, gets a new deal on the heels of a season that saw him put up ten goals and 18 assists in 51 games with the Lightning’s top affiliate. At 23 years old, Brown signed a two-year deal with the Lightning in March 2012 after his NCAA career came to an end.

In two seasons in the NCAA, both spent with the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, Brown tallied 84 points (40-44) in 71 career games. In his first season with the Bulldogs, he helped the team win the NCAA Championship.

Brown’s last contract paid him $70,000 in the AHL, and saw him get a hefty pay raise — he made $925,000 with Tampa Bay — in the NHL. Terms of his new deal have not been released.