|Assets:||Likes to make the big hit, but is also a consistent body checker. Possesses an all-around game. Has goal-scoring instincts and excellent leadership qualities. Can play either wing position.|
|Flaws:||Can get taken out of position looking for the big hit sometimes. Also has a tendency to fall into deep goal-scoring slumps, so offensive consistency can be an issue. May break down over time.|
|Career Potential:||Physical scoring winger and leader.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2011-12 (Los Angeles)|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2008-09|
|Canadian Major Junior||Scholastic Player of the Year||2002-03|
|OHL||Bobby Smith Trophy||2002-03, 2001-02, 2000-01|
|OHL||First All-Rookie Team||2000-01|
|Olympic Silver Medal||2010 (USA)|
|4/30/2013||Missed the last 2 regular season games (suspended by nhl).|
|4/24/2013||Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.|
|11/01/2012||Signed with the ZSC Lions (Switzerland).|
|2/27/2009||Missed 2 games (personal reasons).|
|2/24/2009||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|2/09/2008||Missed 2 games (personal reasons).|
|2/05/2008||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|12/26/2007||Missed 2 games (sprained shoulder).|
|12/21/2007||Sprained shoulder, day-to-day.|
|10/26/2007||Re-signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a six-year contract extension.|
|12/02/2006||Missed 1 game (sick).|
|9/17/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to a two-year contract.|
|1/12/2006||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|1/05/2006||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|3/06/2004||Missed 14 games (sprained right ankle).|
|1/31/2004||Sprained right ankle, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/24/2004||Missed 26 games (sprained left ankle).|
|11/30/2003||Sprained left ankle, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/04/2003||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a three-year contract.|
|6/21/2003||Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round (13th overall) in 2003.|
Dustin Brown up for Mark Messier Award | 05/20/2013 12:14 PM
NewsDustin Brown has been named a finalist for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award.
ImpactHe has served as Kings' captain for the past five seasons and is frequently among the league leaders for hits. Brown supports several charities through his physical style. He donates $50 for each hit he delivers which has helped him raise $60,000.
Dustin Brown nets a power-play goal | 05/17/2013 11:19 AM
NewsDustin Brown scored a power-play goal in the Kings' 4-3 victory on Thursday.
ImpactBrown has been quiet in the playoffs from an offensive production standpoint, but perhaps this is a turning point. He was one of Los Angeles' heroes last year with eight goals and 20 points in their Stanley Cup winning run.
Dustin Brown: 'Best retribution is winning' | 05/16/2013 10:48 AM
NewsDustin Brown cautioned against his team going to far in an effort to get retribution for Raffi Torres' hit on Jarret Stoll.
ImpactStoll was knocked out of the game after Torres' shoulder appeared to make contact with Stoll's head. "You don't want to see a guy, a teammate get hurt like that," Brown said. "It's important to understand there's ways to do it within the rules and ways to do it throughout a series within the rules, and that's what we have to do, regardless of what happens. Again, it's playoffs, and the best retribution is winning games right now." The Kings will get a chance to take a 2-0 lead on the Sharks on Thursday.
Dustin Brown says PK will be key vs. Sharks | 05/14/2013 8:29 AM
NewsDustin Brown said the Los Angeles Kings will have to be even better on the penalty kill during their second-round series against the San Jose Sharks.
Los Angeles Times
Impact"They really thrive on their power play," Brown said. "You look at their stretches during the regular season when they went on those tears, it's because their power play was really good. Our PK was good last series, but it's going to have to be even better against these guys." Brown and the Kings had the fourth-best PK unit through the first round, but the Sharks scored seven power-play goals in just four games, tied for the league lead with two teams that played six and seven games in their series.
Dustin Brown: Game 4 reminiscent of Cup run | 05/07/2013 8:43 AM
NewsDustin Brown said Monday's comeback win in Game 4 reminded him of the team's Stanley Cup run last summer.
Los Angeles Daily News
Impact"I think there was a lot of things reminiscent of last year," Brown said. "Part of it was our will. We didn't give up. We were down 2-0 early. Down 3-2 going into the third. You have (Jonathan) Quick making big saves. Our best players were being our best players." The Kings have looked outmatched against the Blues more than once during this series, but it's hard to disagree with Brown after watching Game 4. Last year's Kings never seemed out of a game, no matter how many goals they trailed by. We'll see if the momentum carries over to Game 5.
Dustin Brown has eight hits Saturday | 05/05/2013 8:40 AM
NewsDustin Brown had eight hits on Saturday as the Kings defeated St. Louis 1-0.
ImpactBrown now has 20 hits in three games to lead the NHL thus far as he is five hits ahead of the Blues Ryan Reaves. Brown also has a power play goal and four penalty minutes in the playoffs.
Dustin Brown's consecutive game streak ends | 04/25/2013 10:46 AM
NewsDustin Brown's streak of 314 consecutive games played is officially over.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactBrown's streak didn't end because he got hurt, but instead because he elbowed Minnesota's Jason Pominville in the face. Without their captain, the Kings suffered a 3-1 loss to Detroit on Wednesday. Brown is eligible to return for the start of the playoffs, but his absence is hurting their chances of securing the fourth seed.
Report: Dustin Brown gets 2 games for elbow | 04/24/2013 4:30 PM
NewsDustin Brown has reportedly been suspended two games for his elbow to the head of Minnesota's Jason Pominville on Tuesday night.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
ImpactLisa Dillman of the the Los Angeles Times reported the news via a club official on her Twitter page. The Kings have two games remaining on their regular-season schedule, so Brown will be eligible to return for the team's playoff opener.
Dustin Brown has a hearing set for Wednesday | 04/24/2013 12:52 PM
NewsDustin Brown will face a disciplinary hearing from the NHL Department of Player Safety on Wednesday afternoon for his apparent elbow to the head of Minnesota's Jason Pominville on Tuesday night.
ImpactBrown appeared to strike Pomiville in the jaw with the hit, but was not given a penalty on the play. Pominville was had to be helped to the bench and did not return to the game.
Dustin Brown finds back of the net Tuesday | 04/17/2013 8:01 AM
NewsDustin Brown scored a goal in a 3-2 shootout loss Tuesday.
ImpactJake Muzzin netted a power-play goal at 13:59 of the third period. Slava Voynov, Justin Williams, Robyn Regehr, and Anze Kopitar each assisted on one of the two Kings goals.
Dustin Brown gets two points but Kings fall | 04/08/2013 12:10 AM
NewsDustin Brown scored a goal and registered an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss Sunday.
ImpactJeff Carter netted his 23rd goal of the season and his fifth marker in just six games. Drew Doughty also found the back of the net in the losing effort.
Dustin Brown scores but Kings fall in SO | 03/30/2013 11:08 PM
NewsDustin Brown got a goal in the Kings' 4-3 shootout loss to the Wild on Saturday night.
ImpactWith 14 goals and 22 points this year, Brown has been a bit of a disappointment, especially after he thoroughly dominated in last year's playoffs (20 points in 20 games). Justin Williams and Jeff Carter were the other goal scorers.
Dustin Brown scores two points in win | 03/28/2013 11:03 PM
NewsDustin Brown scored a goal and added an assist in the Kings 4-2 win over St. Louis on Thursday night.
ImpactBrown hasn't exactly set the world on fire this season, but he's picking up his pace lately and the playing alongside Anze Kopitar certainly can't hurt. Trevor Lewis, Justin Williams and Mike Richards all scored goals for the Kings in the victory.
Dustin Brown gets two goals Thursday | 03/15/2013 1:33 AM
NewsDustin Brown scored twice in the Kings' 4-3 loss Thursday.
ImpactDwight King scored Los Angeles' other goal. Rob Scuderi and Justin Williams each recorded two assists for the Kings.
Brown extends goal streak to three in loss | 03/13/2013 12:48 AM
NewsDustin Brown extended his goal streak to three games in a losing effort, as the Kings fell to the Coyotes 5-2 on Tuesday.
ImpactBrown's marker is his ninth of the season, in what has been lackluster offensive start for the 2012 playoff star. Like the rest of the Kings, he just hasn't found a rhythm so far, with just 15 points in 25 games. His recent play, however, provides some optimism for owners. Mike Richards also tallied his seventh of the season in the loss.
Dustin Brown scores a pair in 3-1 win | 03/12/2013 1:11 AM
NewsDustin Brown scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season in the LA Kings 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames.
ImpactAt the end of February it looked like Brown had finally found his touch again but then he went on another long slump. Now Brown has four points in his last four games and hopefully his production will be more consistent in the second half of the seaosn. The Kings need their captain to play better and with the supporting cast he has, his numbers should most certainly take a turn for the better. He gives you hits and PIM's too so he's a useful depth winger in all formats.
Brown, Williams thwarted by Howard | 02/10/2013 4:40 PM
NewsMany Los Angeles Kings were frustrated by Jimmy Howard on Sunday, yet Dustin Brown and Justin Williams might rank the highest.
ImpactBoth forwards fired seven shots on goal but had nothing to show for it. They also compiled two PIM a piece, so they at least helped you in the peripheral categories. Anze Kopitar and Alec Martinez were the Kings' goal scorers in a 3-2 loss to Detroit.
Brown scores two in Kings loss | 02/03/2013 7:47 AM
NewsDustin Brown scored two goals, but couldn't lead his Kings to victory as Anaheim defeated Los Angeles 7-4 Saturday night.
ImpactBrown and the rest of his defending Stanley Cup Champion teammates have started the season with quite a slump, but with three goals in his past two games, Brown is showing glimpses of living up to his potential this year. Through seven games, he has three goals and one assist.
Dustin Brown scores first in Kings loss | 02/01/2013 4:30 AM
NewsDustin Brown scored his first of the year in LA's 2-1 shoot out loss to the Nashville Predators.
ImpactBrown was as cold as you can be on both ends of the ice to start the season, but so was the majority of his team. Brown, Mike Richards, and Justin Williams combine for one goal, four assists and a brutal -9 to start the year. Hold off on icing these King's if you have other options.
Dustin Brown to play in 600th NHL game | 01/28/2013 10:55 AM
NewsDustin Brown will play in his 600th NHL game on Monday.
ImpactThe highlight of his career was obviously lifting the Stanley Cup over his head as captain of the Kings in June. He has 160 goals and 360 points in his NHL career but is off to a slow start this season with one assist and a minus-four rating in four games.
Dustin Brown paces Lions to 5-2 victory | 01/04/2013 6:16 PM
NewsDustin Brown notched two goals and one helper to propel the ZSC Lions to a 5-2 win over Biel on Friday.
ImpactHe has racked up eight markers and 13 points in 15 games during his lockout stint in Switzerland. Patrick Kane scored one of Biel's goals on the losing end.
|Goals||2||4 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Apr 21||3|
|Assists||1||11 times-last:at Ana||last:Apr 7||2|
|Points||2||7 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Apr 21||4|
|Penalty Minutes||2||11 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Apr 21||7|
|Plus/Minus||4||vs. StL||Mar 5||3|
|Power Play Goals||2||at Ana||Feb 2||2|
|Power Play Points||2||at Ana||Feb 2||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||46 times-last:at Min||last:Apr 23||1|
|Shorthanded Points||0||46 times-last:at Min||last:Apr 23||1|
|Shots||7||3 times-last:at SJ||last:Apr 16||7|
|Games||82||3 times-last: 2011-12 (LA)|
|Assists||32||2 times-last: 2011-12 (LA)|
|Penalty Minutes||80||2005-06 (LA)|
|Power Play Goals||13||2006-07 (LA)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2007-08 (LA)|
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