Hailing from Winnipeg in the Manitoba province of Canada, Brown is set to hit the ice in Belfast off the back of two consecutive seasons in the highest-level ice hockey League in Denmark - Metal Ligaen with Esbjerg Energy, where he racked up a total of 53 points across 87 games in both campaigns.
Commenting on the latest addition to the Giants’ 2023/24 roster, head coach Adam Keefe said: “We are excited to add Travis to our defensive core. He comes to us with great experience playing in different European leagues and in North America, and he’s a bigger defenceman who plays hard on both sides of the puck.
“He skates well and will add offence from the back and will be difficult to play against with his size and physicality. All his references have returned to us fitting a common theme - with him having very strong character and being a good person and teammate. He’ll fit in well here in Belfast.”
Dating back to the beginning of his ice hockey career, Travis Brown iced in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Moose Jaw Warriors and the Victoria Royals, before moving onto his professional debut in the American Hockey League (AHL) with St. John IceCaps in 2015/16. Since then, Brown’s pro career to date has featured AHL seasons with San Jose Barracuda and San Antonio Rampage, and ECHL stints with Brampton Beast, Allen Americans, Wichita Thunder, and Indy Fuel. He has also played in Norway, for the 2020/21 season with Stjernen Hockey where he was named as Assistant Captain.
Anticipating his arrival in Belfast, Travis Brown said: "I am extremely excited to be a part of the Belfast Giants organisation. Speaking with a few former players I have only heard praise about the facilities, staff, the city and most importantly the fans and the people of Belfast.
“The Giants have an established culture of hard work and winning, I'm looking forward to learning and being a part of helping that culture continue."
Further signings are expected to be announced in the coming weeks - keep an eye on Belfast Giants’ website and social media channels for the latest news and signing announcements.
Belfast Giants 2023/24 pre-season home fixtures have been confirmed to take place on Friday 25th August at 7pm vs Cardiff Devils, and Saturday 16th September at 7pm vs Glasgow Clan. Tickets are available for purchase here.