Dustin Brown signs big extension with Kings
Los Angeles Kings team captain Dustin Brown signed an eight-year extension with the team on Thursday, which ultimately keeps him in L.A. through the 2021-22 season.
The L.A. Times reported the contract to be worth $47 million. Brown has been in the league for nine seasons, has been an All-Star, won a Stanley Cup, the franchise’s first, and was a 2010 U.S. Olympian.
The 28-year-old was picked 13th overall by the Kings in the 2003 NHL draft and has scored 388 points in 641 games and 31 points over 50 playoff games, according to NHL.com.
After winning the Stanley Cup in 2012, the Kings returned to the Western Conference Finals where they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in five games. Look for the Kings to be Western Conference contenders for years to come as they have their core locked up for the future.
In addition to Brown, the Kings have goalie Jonathan Quick, forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards, and defensemen Drew Doughty and Slava Voynov all under contract through at least the 2018-19 season.
Also, according to The Associated Press, the Kings announced that they have hired Rob Blake as an assistant general manager. During 14 seasons playing for the Kings, he became their franchise career leader in goals, assists, and points by a defenseman.