Long-time LA King announces sudden retirement

Published April 28, 2022 at 6:55 PM

Dustin Brown, the former LA Kings' Captain has officially announced his retirement after 18 years in the league and spending his entire career, in the Los Angeles Kings organization. Brown was a key part of the core who led the 2012 and 2014 Kings to Stanley Cup wins.

His international career was just as impressive:

Internationally, Brown has represented the United States at three World Championships, winning a bronze medal in 2004, and two World Junior Championships. He won a silver medal as an alternate captain of the United States national team at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Brown received the 2011 NHL Foundation Player Award for his extensive charity work in the Los Angeles community.

His big break came on October 9, 2003, when he saw his first NHL game and signed his first ELC out of training camp. Brown's first goal came quickly after that on November 22, against the Avalanche.

While he still has these upcoming playoffs to further cement his legacy, Brown's regular-season stats are now complete, save for one final game on Friday, with the veteran ultimately finishing with 325 goals and 387 assists for 712 points in 1,295 career games.

Brown also held the King's Captaincy for 8 years, before it was passed on to current "C" and long-time teammate, Anze Kopitar.

Brown will end his 18-year tenure on a playoff run with the Kings, 1st round match-ups have yet to be determined.
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