Brown to retire after Stanley Cup Playoffs for Kings

Dustin Brown will retire from the NHL after the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings announced Thursday.

Brown, a 37-year-old forward, is in his 18th NHL season, all with Los Angeles, which qualified for the playoffs for the first time in four seasons. The Kings will play the Edmonton Oilers in the first round.

Brown has 28 points (nine goals, 19 assists) in 63 regular-season games, missing 14 games earlier this season with an upper-body injury.

Selected by Los Angeles in the first round (No. 13) of the 2003 NHL Draft, Brown has 712 points (325 goals, 387 assists) in 1,295 regular-season games, ranking first in games, sixth in goals, seventh in points and eighth in assists in Kings history.

Brown was captain for eight seasons from 2008-16 leading the Kings to two Stanley Cup championships. He scored 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) in 20 games when Los Angeles defeated the New Jersey Devils in six games to win their first title in 2012, and 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 26 games when they defeated the New York Rangers in five games in 2014.

Brown has scored 47 points (19 goals, 28 assists) in 85 postseason games.


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