Dustin Brown To Retire After 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Dustin Brown, the two-time Stanley Cup champion and former captain of the Los Angeles Kings, will retire at the end of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In a press release from the Kings, Brown announced his retirement from the game of hockey. According to the release, the Kings will hold a press conference tomorrow at the Toyota Sports Performance Center in El Segundo, California.

Dustin Brown Announces Retirement

To say Dustin Brown has been a cornerstone of the Los Angeles Kings organization would be an understatement. Brown, an 18-year NHL veteran, spent his entire career with the organization – something that is rarely seen in the salary cap era. Brown and fellow member of the 2003 NHL Draft class Ryan Getzlaf will both retire after having spent their entire careers in Los Angeles and Anaheim, respectively.

Brown’s Career & Legacy

After being drafted 13th overall in the 2003 NHL Draft, Brown embraced the city of Los Angeles and “SoCal Hockey” in a major way. Brown is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion and holds the record for most regular-season games played in a Kings uniform. Brown also had the honour of serving as Kings captain from 2008-09 to 2015-16 until longtime teammate Anze Kopitar took over. It was his leadership during those years that helped the Kings win Stanley Cups in 2012 and 2014 and helped him win the 2013-14 Mark Messier Leadership Award.

Outside of his career with the Kings, Brown represented the United States in three World Championships. In addition, he won a silver medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics. In both international play and the NHL, Brown was known for his physical style of play. When combined with his lead-by-example mentality, he proved to be an elite defensive and penalty-killing forward.

Despite his many on-ice accomplishments, Brown may be best remembered for his charity work in the Los Angeles community. In 2011, Brown was presented with the NHL Foundation Player Award. The award “applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community.”

At 37-years old, Dustin Brown is finally hanging up his skates by announcing his retirement. He’ll surely be back to the Crypto.com Arena soon to see his #23 be hung from the rafters.

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