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Dustin Brown | Winger | #23

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 206
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (13) / LA
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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

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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

GM Dean Lombardi stated that the Los Angeles Kings are expecting more from Dustin Brown next season.

No kidding. The forward will make $7 million next season with a $5.875 million cap hit and has had seasons of 28, 27 and 27 points in his last three seasons. While he does bring leadership and other intangibles to the lineup, 82 points in 243 games is not worth the money and is absolutely valueless in fantasy hockey.
Source: LAKings.com
May 8 - 7:53 AM

Dustin Brown recorded an assist in a 2-1 overtime victory in Game 3 Monday night.

It was Brown's first point of the Kings' first round series against San Jose. Brown hasn't surpassed the 30-point mark in a regular season since 2011-12, so naturally we don't have high expectations for him offensively in the 2016 playoffs.
Apr 19 - 8:55 AM

Dustin Brown had nine hits Saturday in the loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Brown saw some time on the first line with Anze Kopitar and Milan Lucic as Marian Gaborik was dropped down the depth chart, but that didn't last long Saturday and Brown was back on his normal line as a bottom-six forward. He has only 82 points over his last three regular seasons and that won't do as far as fantasy players are concerned.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 17 - 7:35 AM

Dustin Brown ended the season with 28 points.

That's one better than each of his previous two seasons. Brown has long lost his status as one of the elite power forwards and now is just a good leader but a bottom-six player who is not worth drafting in fantasy hockey.
Apr 10 - 8:35 AM

Thanks to his markers during Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Rangers, Dustin Brown now has a three game point streak.

Brown's goal to tie the game at one just 19 seconds after JT Miller opened the scoring was a special type of beauty. With Dan Boyle draped over him like an ill-cooperating cape, Brown twisted, turned, and fired a perfect one right into the far upper corner. As he so often does, of course. The Kings' captain picked up an assist as well, bringing his season totals up to 11 goals and 27 points.
Mar 18 - 1:58 AM

Dustin Brown is now in the Los Angeles Kings' top-10 all-time points list.

With a goal on Tuesday, Brown surpassed Charlie Simmer for 10th place with 467 career points. Brown is one of two active players on that list, with the other being Anze Kopitar, who holds 6th place with 672 points. Marcel Dionne is the franchise's all-time scoring leader with 1,307 career points.
Mar 16 - 11:02 AM

Dustin Brown is pointless in his last eight games.

That's more like the Dustin Brown we know over the last few seasons. Brown had nine points in his previous 10 games before the pointless streak and with 23 points in 64 games, he shouldn't be in your fantasy lineup. He did however get nine hits Saturday for those of you who play the category.
Source: lakings.com
Mar 6 - 8:36 AM

Dustin Brown had an assist in the Kings' 3-1 loss to Washington Tuesday night.

It's been a while since Brown was a major offensive presence, but he actually has been pretty effective lately. He has four goals and five assists in his last 10 contests. That brings him up to 23 points in 56 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 17 - 11:18 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
5Michael Latta
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Teddy Purcell
3Dwight King
4Kyle Clifford
5Adrian Kempe
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Marian Gaborik
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Trevor Lewis
6Michael Mersch
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Brayden McNabb
5Matt Greene
6Rob Scuderi
7Zach Trotman
8Tom Gilbert
9Paul LaDue
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jeff Zatkoff