After 18 seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, Dustin Brown has announced he will retire after this year’s playoffs conclude on Thursday.
The City of Angels team will lose one of its greatest leaders and an iconic player in the franchise since 2003. Facing the Vancouver Canucks in the evening, he was to play a record 1296th game with the Kings.
Captain of the team between 2008 and 2016, he lifted the Stanley Cup twice, in 2012 and 2014. The 37-year-old forward will participate in the final playoffs this spring, when the Kings are guaranteed to cross at first round Edmonton Oilers.
The American was selected 13th overall in the 2003 draft by the Kings. His 712 career points rank him seventh in team history, while his 325 goals are the sixth highest total.
Brown received the Mark Messier Trophy in 2013-14, which recognizes leadership in the National Hockey League.