Canucks trade Mike Brown to Anaheim for Nathan McIver
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenceman Nathan McIver from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for right wing Mike Brown. McIver will report to Manitoba.There is a hell of a lot of grit in McIver, that's for sure.
McIver, 24, has spent the 2008-09 season with the Anaheim Ducks. In 18 games played, McIver registered one assist, was +2 and recorded 36 penalty minutes. Prior to joining the Ducks, the Summerside, PEI native was a member of the Vancouver Canucks.
In 18 games played with Vancouver, McIver recorded 59 penalty minutes. He also played a key role for the Manitoba Moose over the span of three seasons. Since 2005-06, the 6’3”, 205-pound defenceman has played in 172 games, recording 16 points (5-11-16) and 402 penalty minutes for Vancouver’s AHL affiliate.
McIver was drafted 254th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Brown, 23, dressed for 20 games this season with the Canucks had one assist and 85 penalty minutes. The Northbrook, IL native was also drafted by the Canucks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, in the 5th round, 159th overall.
Here are some McIver fights at YouTube.
Anaheim had originally claimed McIver off waivers from the Canucks just prior to the season starting.