The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to an eight-year contract extension with Dustin Brown that will keep their captain in black and silver through 2021-22. The deal is worth more than $46 million, according to Chris Johnson.
Brown scored 18 goals and added 11 assists in 2013's lockout-shortened season, ending a steak of five consecutive 50-point seasons. His best year came in 2007-08, when he scored 33 goals and had 60 points, although his 32 assists in 2011-12 tied a career-high. He also adds plenty of physicality, finishing in the NHL's top three in hits from 2006-07 to 2011-12, while also playing on the Kings' penalty kill.
The physical Brown has been called the heart of the Kings, providing leadership and also setting the physical tone for the team. He helped lead the Kings to the Stanley Cup in 2011 was an alternate captain for the United States at the 2010 Olympics, where the Americans won the silver medal.
The 28-year-old has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, debuting for the team four months after being selected 13th overall in the 2003 NHL Draft. He has been the team's captain since 2008.
Brown was already signed through 2013-14 as part of a deal that pays him $19.05 million over six years. His new contract will go into effect starting in 2014-15.