It doesn’t really hurt a team to give a player a look without handing out a full-blown contract, so the Columbus Blue Jackets aren’t leaving many stones un-turned.
They’ve already handed tryouts to veterans such as Jarret Stoll and Marc-Andre Bergeron, and now tough guy Mike Brown is getting a PTO as well, according to Sportnet’s Chris Johnston. (The Globe & Mail’s James Mirtle also reports as much.)
Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella likely approves of the 31-year-old’s rough, gritty style.
He’s only seen sparse reps at the NHL level lately, so his best selling point might be as a depth option when the Blue Jackets anticipate an especially physical encounter.
Most importantly, he usually sports a really sweet ‘stache: