|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
207 lb (94 kg)
|NHL Team||Los Angeles Kings|
|Born||November 4, 1984,|
Ithaca, NY, USA
|NHL Draft||13th overall, 2003|
Los Angeles Kings
|Pro Career||2003 – present|
Brown at the 2008 IIHF World Championship
|Men's ice hockey|
|Competitor for the USA|
|Bronze||2004 Prague||Ice hockey|
Dustin James Brown (born November 4, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey player who plays for and is captain of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Brown was an alternate captain of the US Olympic Team for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Dustin is married to Nicole Brown and has three sons: Jacob Austin Brown, born February 2008; Mason Brown, who was born prematurely in February 2009; and Cooper Ellis Brown, born April 10, 2011.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Dustin Brown was brought up early, after coming from Guelph, but clearly was not ready for play in the NHL. He bounced back and forth between Manchester and Los Angeles until finally he cemented a place on the team for himself in the NHL during the 05–06 NHL season, mostly as a checking line forward. The next season saw a remarkable expansion in his roles, being placed on the scoring line with Anze Kopitar. 2007–08 would prove to be a breakout season, with Dustin Brown posting new highs in goals and points, leading the Kings with 33 goals.
On October 26, 2007, the Kings and Brown agreed to a six-year, $19.05 million contract extension that will keep him with the team until the 2014–2015 NHL season.
During the World Championship tournament of 2008, Dustin Brown received negative attention for intentionally injuring Finnish player Jussi Jokinen by aiming a hit towards his head after the end of a game.
Brown was named as the Kings’ captain on October 8, 2008. The fifteenth captain in franchise history, Brown, who was 23 at the time he was appointed captain, is the youngest captain and the first American-born captain in Kings’ history.
Brown got his 100th NHL goal on January 14, 2010 against the Anaheim Ducks.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2003–04||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||31||1||4||5||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||79||14||14||28||80||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||81||17||29||46||54||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||78||33||27||60||55||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||80||24||29||53||64||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||82||24||32||56||41||6||1||4||5||6|
|2010–11||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||82||28||29||57||67||6||1||1||2||6|
International play[edit | edit source]
Played for the United States in:
- 2002 World Junior Championships
- 2003 World Junior Championships
- 2004 World Championships
- 2006 World Championships
- 2008 World Championships
- 2009 World Championships
- 2010 Winter Olympics
International statistics[edit | edit source]
|Junior int'l totals||14||3||5||8||20|
|Senior int'l totals||38||14||14||28||44|
Awards[edit | edit source]
- NHL Los-Angeles Kings (2010–11 NHL season ) He won : NHL Foundation Award
- Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009)
- OHL All-Rookie Team (2001)
- CHL Scholastic Player of the Year (2003)
References[edit | edit source]
- Dustin Brown Official Player Page at LAKings.com
- "The Fabulous Forum", Los Angeles Times.
- Dillman, Lisa. "Brown Gets A Six-Year Extension", Los Angeles Times, 2007-10-27. Retrieved on 2008-10-08.
- Los Angeles Kings (2008-10-08). Kings Announce Team Captains For 2008–09. Press release. Retrieved on 2008-10-08.
[edit | edit source]
- Dustin Brown's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Dustin Brown's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
|Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
|Los Angeles Kings captain
2008 – present
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