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Dustin Brown

Born:November 4, 1984Draft:2003 Kings #13 Overall
Hometown:Ithaca, NYPosition:LW/RW
Known For:2x Stanley CupShoots:Right
National Team:United StatesCurrent Status:Retired

Dustin James Brown (born November 4, 1984) is an American former professional ice hockey right winger and alternate captain for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). The 13th overall pick of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Brown spent his entire NHL career with the Kings. He led the Kings to the 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup championships and in 2012 became the first Kings captain and second American captain (behind Derian Hatcher) to win the Stanley Cup with a six-game victory over the New Jersey Devils. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, he played for ZSC Lions in the Swiss National League A.

Brown was noted for his physical playing style, consistently ranking among NHL leaders in hits and penalties drawn, and his reserved, lead-by-example approach to his former captaincy.

Internationally, Brown represented the United States at three World Championships, winning a bronze medal in 2004, and two World Junior Championships. He won a silver medal as an alternate captain of the United States national team at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Brown received the 2011 NHL Foundation Player Award for his extensive charity work in the Los Angeles community.

Dustin Brown Los Angeles Kings
Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Dustin Brown Statistics

Deeper Dive


  • Had his No. 23 retired by the Kings on Feb. 11, 2023
  • Captain of the Kings (2008-2016)
  • Stanley Cup Champion (Kings – 2012, 2014)
  • NHL Mark Messier Leadership Award (LAK) (2014)
  • NHL Foundation Player Award (2011)
  • Olympic Silver Medal (2010)
  • 3x World Championship Top 3 Player on Team USA (2005, 2008, 2009)
  • NHL All-Star Game (2009)
  • AHL All-Star Game (2005)
  • World Championship Bronze Medal (2004)
  • 3x OHL Scholastic Player of the Year (Bobby Smith Trophy) (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • CHL Scholastic Player of the Year (2003)
  • CHL Top Prospects Game (2003)
  • OHL First All-Rookie Team (2001)