Dustin Brown signs eight-year contract extension with Kings

Dustin Brown has signed an eight-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings. (USATSI)
Dustin Brown has signed an eight-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings. (USATSI)

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The Los Angeles Kings are making sure their captain is going to be sticking around for a long time.

The team announced on Thursday that it has agreed to terms with forward Dustin Brown on an eight-year contract extension. Terms of the deal were not released by the team, but Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports that it's worth an average annual salary of $5.75 million per season.

Brown is entering the final year of his contract in 2013-14 and will count $3.175 million against the cap this season. It's perhaps one of the best value contracts in the NHL.

The 28-year-old Brown has spent his entire career with the Kings and has become one of the better two-way wingers in the league. He's usually good for about 20-25 goals per season but is also a strong possession player, and he's one of the best players in the league when it comes to drawing penalties. He's a tough player to play against and seems to be the type of guy who everyone wants on their team, but absolutely hates that he isn't.

An eight-year contract at this point in his career is a bit of a risk for the long-term, but he's still one of their best and most valuable players and should be for a few more years. Concerns over the length of the contract aside, the cap hit is still a really good deal for the Kings, especially given what he could have received on the open market next summer.

With Brown now signed, the Kings have quite a few of their core players signed to long-term deals, including Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Slava Voynov, and Jonathan Quick.

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Adam Gretz has been writing about the NHL and taking an analytical approach to the game since the start of the 2008 season. A member of the PHWA since 2015, he has spent more than three years covering... Full Bio

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