Kings to honor Dustin Brown with jersey retirement, unveiling of statue outside Arena

Dustin Brown is taking his location as one of the best gamers in Los Angeles Kings history. Prior to Saturday night’s video game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Kings will retire Brown’s No. 23 and reveal a statue in his similarity outside Arena.

Brown revealed his retirement following the Kings’ 2021-22 season, and he ended his profession with a set of Stanley Cup rings and the franchise record for video games had fun with 1,296. Brown now ends up being the seventh gamer in Kings history to have his number retired and the 4th member of the company to get a statue, signing up with Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille and broadcaster Bob Miller.

The event for Brown is set for 9:00 p.m. ET, and fans can see on ESPN+ or NHL Center Ice.

The Kings prepared Brown No. 13 total in the 2003 NHL Draft, and he ended up being the group’s 13th captain in 2008. Just a couple of years later on, in 2012, Brown led the Kings to the very first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Two years after that, Brown captained the Kings to yet another Stanley Cup in 2014.

Brown experienced the supreme high for an NHL gamer, however he likewise showed determination in the face of hardship. In 2016, after a couple of down years, Brown was removed of his captaincy and changed by Anze Kopitar.

Undeterred, Brown recovered in the 2017-18 season and kipped down a profession year with 61 points. From there, Brown stayed an essential gamer for the Kings through the last season of his NHL profession.

For Brown, having his number retired and getting a statue are terrific honors, however he is most happy with what the 2 Stanley Cup groups had the ability to achieve.

“Having my number retired is something I never imagined and is a humbling honor,” Brown informed the authorities Kings site. “I am incredibly proud that I played for the LA Kings my entire career. With my number going to the rafters, I am honored to be amongst the King Greats, but it makes me think of the two banners already in the rafters, of which I am most proud.

“It took many individuals to raise those 2 banners; the exact same holds true for this one. Thank you to all who have actually assisted me attain my dreams.”

Brown retired at or near the top of every classification in the Kings’ franchise record books. Brown ranks 6th in objectives scored (325), 8th in helps (387) and seventh in points (712).

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