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Kings sign Brown to 8-yr extension

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The Los Angeles Kings signed captain Dustin Brown to an eight-year contract extension that puts the right wing under contract through the 2021-22 season.

Brown's deal is worth $47 million and includes an annual salary of $5.875 million, according to multiple reports. The 28-year-old had one year remaining on his previous contract.

Brown, a first-round pick in 2003, has played his entire nine-year career with the Kings, scoring 388 points to go with 452 penalty minutes in 641 regular-season games. In 50 postseason games, he has 31 points and a plus-8 rating. Brown was the first player in franchise history to hoist the Stanley Cup following the team's victory over the New Jersey Devils in 2012.

"He has a passionate caring for this franchise and is totally embedded in being part of it be successful," general manager Dean Lombardi said. "That's the hallmark, first and foremost, of any great leader, and he just resonates that whenever you're around him. This deal is designed to make sure it goes right to the end."

The Kings now have Brown, Jeff Carter, Mike Richards and Anze Kopitar - the team's top four forwards - under contract through at least the 2015-16 season.

Lombardi also introduced Rob Blake as the Kings' new assistant general manager.
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