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Dustin Brown | Winger | #23

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 206
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (13) / LA
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Dustin Brown scored the only LA Kings goal Wednesday night as they lost a 4-1 contest to the San Jose Sharks.
Brown’s goal was scored at the 3:01 minute mark of the second during a power play. He has not been particularly productive this year with only three previous goals and six assists. Wednesday night’s goal snapped a five-game point-less streak. It might not be time to form a bandwagon just yet because his most recent goal previous to this one stood alone with a three-game streak without a goal preceding it. Dec 1 - 1:52 AM

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Dustin Brown scored the only LA Kings goal Tuesday night as they lost a 4-1 contest to the Colorado Avalanche.

That was Brown’s third goal of the season and his ninth point in 17 games so far. Brown and the Kings have been on a negative streak, losing three straight contests with only one or two goals. Brown’s last goal came during a 7-0 win over the Maple Leafs November 8th.
Nov 16 - 12:08 AM

Dustin Brown played in his 900th NHL game Sunday.

The Kings are the only NHL team that Brown has known so the accomplishment is greater as there are not many players who play for only one team. The former captain has also played in 193 straight games and has turned things around a bit this season with two goals and eight points in 16 games after three seasons of 28, 27 and 27 points respectively. We cannot recommend him at this time but if he heats up, then start looking at him.
Nov 14 - 8:06 AM

Though it's early, it looks like Dustin Brown might turn things around in 2016-17.

Brown didn't record more than 28 points in any of his previous three campaigns, but he's off to a solid start this season with seven points in 12 contests. "You just learn a lot as you go," Brown said. "You’ve always got to stay a student and figure things out. It took me awhile to get my mind where I needed it to be to …In a weird way, I took everything so personally. Not even the summer stuff or the captain stuff. So this year there’s a little less, I don’t want to say pressure, but I can leave what happened at the rink and pick it up." Brown lost the captaincy over the summer and the Kings expressed hope at that time that removing the weight of that position might help him. It might be coincidental, but so far it looks like it's worked.
Nov 8 - 9:29 AM

Dustin Brown had two assists in the Kings' 5-0 win against Calgary on Saturday.

Those were Brown's first points since Oct. 25. Despite that, he's off to a decent start with a goal and seven points in 12 games. He's been limited to 27 to 28 points in each of his last three campaigns.
Nov 6 - 9:13 AM

Dustin Brown came through for the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday in their 4-3 shootout win against the Vancouver Canucks.

Brown scored a goal and two assists with a +2 rating, one SOG and five hits. He has four points in his last two contests. A night like this could boost Brown, who's fallen into the high-20-point ranger since 2012-13, a drastic drop-off from the form he showed from 2011-12 and before that.
Oct 23 - 1:28 AM

Dustin Brown registered an assist in a 4-3 win overtime against Dallas on Thursday.

That was Brown's first point in four games this season. He logged 17:32 minutes in his season debut, but his playing time has declined each game with him getting just 13:57 minutes Thursday.
Oct 21 - 10:11 AM

Dustin Brown scored a goal in a 6-3 loss to the Dallas Stars on Friday.

Brown’s numbers have regressed since the 2012-13 season, to the point where he no longer carries any fantasy value. However, at still only 31-years-old, he can get his career back on track with a solid season for the Kings. He is projected to start on the third line with Nick Shore and Kyle Clifford. We do not recommend drafting him.
Oct 8 - 12:43 AM

Dustin Brown is going forward after losing the captaincy over the summer.

The Kings' hope is that without the pressure of the captaincy, Brown will be a more productive player. "It’s not really a fun thing to go through, but you try to learn from it and take the positives from it," Brown said. "The only other option is an option I’m not interested in. Adversity, both individually and teamwide, if you take the right attitude, can make you better. That’s my approach." The other option he referred to would be to demand a trade, which is something he hasn't done. Brown had just 11 goals and 28 points in 82 contests in 2015-16.
Sep 24 - 6:20 AM

Dustin Brown spoke to the press on Thursday for the first time since the Kings' management stripped him of the captaincy.

"It was a tough pill to swallow. There are a lot of emotions that go through it, but at the end of the day, it was really out of my control because this is a management decision," Brown said. "Quite honest, it would’ve been a lot harder had it been my teammates doing this." Brown's production on the ice has slipped and stayed poor for the past three seasons, while new captain Anze Kopitar has proven to be one of the top centers in the league. Brown said that though he wishes he still wore the C, he thinks Kopitar will do a great job.
Source: LA Kings
Jun 30 - 7:05 PM

The Los Angeles Kings are hoping that Dustin Brown is able to return to his old form without the weight of the captaincy on his shoulders.

Brown has had 82 points over the last three seasons with 28 coming last year after back-to-back 27 point seasons. "His focus so critically has to be on his game, and I think there is some merit to that," GM Dean Lombardi said. "The most important thing in our discussion, and having met with our assistant coaches, was that he’s ready to buy in, so to speak, to micromanaging his game, because there’s no question he works, there’s no question he shows up physically prepared. We’ve got that part down, and if that wasn’t there, then we’re wasting our time. So that could be a byproduct of it, but it didn’t drive the bus." We don't think that this will make a significant difference so assume Brown will get 30-35 points next season and not be a big factor in fantasy hockey.
Source: LAKings.com
Jun 19 - 8:28 AM

Dustin Brown still factors into the Kings' future plans despite being stripped of the captaincy this week.

In a conference call with reporters, Kings GM Dean Lombardi said he was "certainly not" thinking about buying out the remaining six years of his eight-year $47 million contract. "It’s getting that focus on what he needs to get back to being one of the top five power forwards... there’s no physical hindrance for him not getting back to being that caliber player." Fantasy-wise, this could be a good sign for Brown, who proved to be worthless in all categories except for hits last season.
Jun 16 - 8:02 PM

There is plenty of speculation that Dustin Brown could be exposed to an expansion draft.

Brown isn't the captain of the Kings anymore and his contract isn't believed to be tradeable. He also hasn't hit the 30-point mark for the last four seasons.
Source: TSN.ca
Jun 14 - 2:41 PM

Dustin Brown has reportedly been told that he won't be the captain of the Los Angeles Kings anymore.

Brown still has six years left on his eight-year contract worth $5.875 million per season. According to TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli, Los Angeles wants to go in a different direction with the captaincy. Brown was named the captain of the Kings in 2008. He was also the youngest and first American-born captain in Kings history.
Source: TSN.ca
May 27 - 2:55 PM

Dustin Brown had a minor procedure done on his wrist after the Kings were eliminated from the playoffs.

The Kings don't expect the surgery to affect his off-season training. He's expected to be fine for the start of training camp. The 31-year-old had 11 goals and 28 points in 82 games. Those are disappointing numbers for a player who has a $5.875 million cap hit.
May 12 - 9:37 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
5Trevor Lewis
6Nic Dowd
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Dwight King
3Kyle Clifford
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Marian Gaborik
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Devin Setoguchi
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Brayden McNabb
5Matt Greene
6Tom Gilbert
7Derek Forbort
8Kevin Gravel
G1Peter Budaj
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Jonathan Quick