Kings’ Dustin Brown to retire after playoffs

Posted: 28/04/2022 in NHL
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Veteran Dustin Brown will retire following the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings announced Thursday.

Brown has spent his entire 18-season NHL career with the Kings since they drafted him 13th overall in 2003, and he’s Los Angeles’ all-time leader in regular-season games played.

The 37-year-old captained the squad to Stanley Cup victories in 2012 and 2014, making him the only American player in NHL history to accomplish the feat, according to NHL Network’s Jon Morosi.

Heading into his final regular-season contest against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night, Brown has 325 goals and 387 assists in 1,295 career contests – good for the seventh-most points in franchise history.

RANKPLAYERPOINTSGAMES PLAYED
1Marcel Dionne1307921
2Luc Robitaille11541077
3Dave Taylor10691111
4Anze Kopitar10661209
5Wayne Gretzky918539
6Bernie Nicholls758602
7Dustin Brown7121295
8Butch Goring659736

This season will mark Brown’s eighth career playoff appearance. Ahead of the Kings’ first-round matchup against the Edmonton Oilers, he has 19 goals and 28 helpers in 85 career postseason contests. He put up a combined 34 points in 46 games en route to the Kings’ pair of Stanley Cup victories.

Brown served as Los Angeles’ captain from 2008-09 to 2015-16.

The New York native also made some noise on the international stage, capturing a silver medal at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

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