The Los Angeles Kings and their captain, Dustin Brown, have agreed to terms on an eight-year, $46 million contract extension, according to NHL Network reporter Chris Johnston. Brown's deal with the Kings will net the right winger a little over $5.75 million annually and will keep him in Los Angeles through the 2021-22 season.
Kings team president and general manager Dean Lombardi said the signing is a "hallmark of the stability" the Kings are trying to create with Brown's signing. Lombardi said Brown is a great leader and Brown's deal is designed to keep the Kings captain in Los Angeles for the rest of his career.
The 28-year-old forward scored 18 goals and tallied 11 assists in 46 games with the Kings last season. After 45 years, the Kings won the Stanley Cup for the first time in its franchise's history with Brown being the first Kings player to touch Lord Stanley's Cup.