In advance of the LA Kings’ final regular-season game, former captain Dustin Brown announced he will retire after the season.
Former LA Kings captain Dustin Brown announced that he will retire at the end of the 2021-22 season.
- 1295 games played (1st)
- 325 goals (6th)
- 387 assists (8th)
- 712 points (7th)
- 2-time Stanley Cup Winner
- 2009 All-Star
- 2013-14 Mark Messier Leadership Award Winner
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news:
A true King 👑
Dustin Brown, a two-time Stanley Cup champion and our all-time leader in regular-season games played, will retire from the NHL at the conclusion of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
— LA Kings (@LAKings) April 28, 2022
Massive News Today – The @LAKings announced that Dustin Brown will retire following the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
— Zach Dooley (@DooleyLAK) April 28, 2022
It’s not tough to determine Dustin Brown’s legacy. He took the Stanley Cup from the commissioner on the only two occasions in L.A. Kings history. He did a lot more, but what else to do you need to know?
— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) April 28, 2022
When you consider the length of his career, the accomplishments and how he conducted himself on and off the ice…
Dustin Brown is on a very short list of candidates for Greatest LA King of all time.
Unbelievable career and still not over.
— ALL THE KINGS MEN (@KingsMenPodcast) April 28, 2022
Dustin Brown will be hanging ‘em up after this years playoffs https://t.co/KILMcLGhcW
— Spittin' Chiclets (@spittinchiclets) April 28, 2022
Dustin Brown has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2022 playoffs.
— Bally Sports West (@BallySportWest) April 28, 2022
Was in the middle of a phone interview, hung up and spotted the big news about Dustin Brown. Still a bit shocked.
— lisa dillman (@reallisa) April 28, 2022
Dustin Brown is top ten in every major category in LA Kings history.
– 1295 games played (1st)
– 325 goals (6th)
– 387 assists (8th)
– 712 points (7th)
– 2-time Stanley Cup Winner
– 2009 All-Star
– 2013-14 Mark Messier Leadership Award Winner
Thank You Dustin!#GoKingsGo
— Russell Morgan (@NHLRussell) April 28, 2022
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) April 28, 2022
BREAKING: @DustinBrown23 to retire at season end. A great ride for kid from Ithaca NY.
Privileged to see entire journey of one of LAK Cup Core 4.
Next stop: Playoffs, then 23 to rafters.
A few words that don't come close to capturing the entirety:https://t.co/WTPoad2cDM
— Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) April 28, 2022
Sad day for noted 2003 NHL Draft enthusiast @boomg with the retirement announcement of Dustin Brown.
— Nick Alberga (@thegoldenmuzzy) April 28, 2022
Dustin Brown announces he will retire after the conclusion of the 2021-22 #StanleyCup Playoffs.
— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) April 28, 2022
By choosing to announce his retirement hours before playing the Vancouver Canucks and thus assuring 2012 Round 1 highlights will be played on a loop over the next 24 hours, Dustin Brown will take his place in history as the ultimate LA Kings troll
— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) April 28, 2022
— West Coast Hockey Bias (@MarcelAndRogie) April 28, 2022
— Deedee 🤍 (@deedeedott) April 28, 2022
Let’s send Dustin Brown out in 2012 fashion. #GoKingsGo
— Ryan (@ryanstahl_) April 28, 2022
— ESPN Los Angeles (@ESPNLosAngeles) April 28, 2022
Dustin Brown retiring at the end of this season! Thank you for everything you have done for the #GoKingsGo
— Randon McMahon (@RandoCommando24) April 28, 2022
— Emily Redenbach (@aussiemily) April 28, 2022
Congratulations to Dustin Brown on a great career. One of my favorite players since I was about 10 years old. 😭 not unexpected but I’ll really miss watching him play https://t.co/yv1U0ks2pg
— Stevie Dubs (@SDubs35) April 28, 2022
— Kyle (Thank You Dustin Brown) (@Kopitar4HOF) April 28, 2022
(Main photo credit: Alex Cave / Hockey Royalty)