Similar to Quick, Dustin Brown has spent his entire career with the Kings after being taken with the 13th overall pick in the 2003 NHL Draft. He’s been the definition of a two-player throughout his career, leading the team in hits (311) during the 2007-2008 season. For reference, the next closest that year was Raitis Ivanans, with 139 hits.
Despite posting negative plus-minus rating through the 2009-2010 season, which was a much larger testament to the lack of talent around him, Brown shined during the following year, scoring 28 goals with 29 assists for 57 points and a +17 rating.
He hasn’t always lit up the box score, but he’s been a true leader on the Kings’ first line, earning the Mark Messier Award after the 2013-2014 season. Brown posted a career-best 61 points two years ago, but he was on pace to come up well shy of that this year.
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Look, the players here should, by no means, be a shock to anyone. Most other media sources would likely – or have posted similar players – but the Kings have just a few veteran players left from their Stanley Cup teams. They will experience an influx of young talent storming through within the next couple of years, and all of those players, as noted, are exempt from exposure.