Los Angeles Kings Sign Dustin Brown to an Extension, Name Rob Blake Assistant GM

The Los Angeles Kings made two major announcements Thursday, signing captain Dustin Brown to an eight-year extension and naming former player Rob Blake assistant general manager.


Dustin Brown

According to TSN.ca, Brown’s contract is worth $47 million over eight years, which works out to $5.875 million per season. The 28-year-old forward has a year remaining on a six-year, $19.05 million deal, which is worth $3.175 million per season.

With the extension, Brown will remain a King through the 2021-22 season.

Brown was selected 13th overall by the Kings in the 2003 NHL entry draft and has spent his entire career with the franchise. At age 23 he became the 15th captain in LA history, a role he took on at the beginning of the 2008-09 season.

Brown has developed into a gritty forward who uses a mix of skill and toughness to make an impact on each and every shift. In 641 career games, Brown has 181 goals and 207 assists for 388 points, along with 452 penalty minutes.

In 2012 Brown became the first LA player to ever lift the Stanley Cup and just the second American captain in NHL history to do so.

Brown recorded 20 points in 20 playoff games and would likely have won the Conn Smythe Trophy, if not for the remarkable play of Jonathan Quick.

The Kings now have a solid core group of players signed long-term, many of whom are entering the prime of their careers. Mike Richards is signed through 2019-20, Jeff Carter through 2021-22, Drew Doughty through 2018-19, Slava Voynov through 2018-19, Anze Kopitar through 2015-16 and Jonathan Quick through 2022-23.


Rob Blake

Legendary LA blueliner Rob Blake will take over the vacant assistant GM position, according to NHL.com. Blake fills the void left by Ron Hextall, who left the team after seven years to take on a similar role with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Los Angeles Kings