The Los Angeles Kings have reportedly agreed on a contract extension with team captain Dustin Brown that will keep him at the club until the 2021/22 season.

Brown, who only had one year left on his current deal, has signed an eight-year extension that ensures he will remain a Kings player for the foreseeable future.

The 28-year-old has been at the club for the entirety of his nine-year NHL career, which has seen him score 181 goals, 207 assists and 452 penalty minutes in 641 regular-season matches.

Brown is also the team's first American-born captain, a position he has held since 2008, and will continue to hold for the majority of the next decade.

The 2009 All-Star becomes the Kings ninth player to have recently been tied down to long-term deals with the club, including Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick, Mike Richards and Jarret Stoll.

The Kings also announced on Thursday that former star defenceman Rob Blake has been hired as the new assistant general manager.


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