PucKato had a chance to talk with former Mavericks captain Chad Brownlee, who is now a budding country-music singer/songwriter. Brownlee, who sang the national anthem prior to Friday's MSU game, was in Nashville, Tenn., recently, working with other writers on some songs for an album he hopes to release next spring.
Brownlee currently has a single available on iTunes called "The Best that I Can (Superhero)," which, as of Tuesday, ranked No. 29 on Canada's country charts. When you see the names surrounding him, that's a pretty impressive feat.
Brownlee is also known around the Mankato area for recording "The Hero I See," a tribute to Anthony Ford -- a boy who grew close with the MSU hockey team while battling leukemia -- and performing it at Anthony's Funeral three years ago.
To hear samples of Brownlee's music, you can hear them on his Myspace page.