Born in Johnstone, Scotland but raised in Canada, Adam Brown was dubbed in hockey circles as "The Flying Scotsman." But hard hitting Hall of Fame defenseman Bill Gadsby always remembered Brown for the night he sent a Frenchman flying.
Here's the story, as told in Stan Fischler's Hockey Encyclopedia:
Brown play mainly with Detroit and Chicago in the 1940s. It's too bad that hit did not make it on the rare video feeds back then. It would be a YouTube hit nowadays for sure!
Brown, who also briefly played with Boston, was the father of Andy Brown, the last NHL goaltender to play without a mask. Brown also is the answer to a unique trivia question. On October 16th, 1946 he set up the first ever career goal by Gordie Howe.
All told, Adam Brown played in 391 NHL games, scoring 104 goals and 113 assists for a respectable 217 points. Twice he topped the 20 goal mark.