Kings' Dustin Brown announces that he will retire following Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Los Angeles Kings winger Dustin Brown revealed on Thursday that he will retire following the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Brown, who played all 18 of his NHL seasons with the Kings, is the franchise’s all-time leader with 1,295 video games played.

Brown assisted the Kings win 2 Stanley Cups (2012, 2014) and signed up 20 points (8 objectives and 12 helps) throughout Los Angeles’ run towards their very first Stanley Cup in franchise history. From the 2008-09 season up until the 2015-16 project, the Kings forward functioned as the group captain for that eight-year duration.

Brown presently ranks 4th in power-play objectives (106), 6th in objectives (325), 6th in game-winning objectives (42), seventh in points (712), and 8th in helps (387) on the Kings all-time list. His finest season came throughout the 2017-18 project in which Brown signed up 61 points (28 objectives and 33 helps).

He was initially picked with the No. 13 choice in the 2003 NHL Draft by the Kings and later on appeared in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game. The 37-year old is among 4 staying members of the Kings’ 2 Stanley Cup groups that is still on the lineup together with goaltender Jonathan Quick, defenseman Drew Doughty, and captain Anze Kopitar.

Brown will start his 8th and last postseason run when the Kings deal with the Edmonton Oilers in the opening round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs next week. In 63 video games this season, Brown has actually scored 9 objectives and signed up 19 helps.

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