How great does that picture look?
— LA Kings (@LAKings) July 18, 2013
Almost as good as that, huh?
Dustin Brown will be a King and he will be a King for quite some time.
It was just announced that the Kings and Brown had come to terms on a shiny new eight-year contract. The contract is reported to come with a $5.875 million cap hit, although it has not been officially released just yet.
Brown’s new contract will kick in at the conclusion of next season, the final year of his current contract. This contract will keep Brown, his big hits and his toothless smile in Los Angeles through the 2021-2022 season.
Brown’s signing comes in an already busy week for the Kings. A week that has seen the departure of Dustin Penner, the extention of Alec Martinez, the addition of Daniel Carcillo on the ice and Rob Blake in the front office and a whirlwind of trade rumors arround Kyle Clifford.
All of that news has been put on the back burner now and looks rather minuscule because the Kings have their captain, the first Los Angeles Kings to ever lift the Stanley Cup, locked up for what could be the remainder of his career.
It is safe to say Dean Lombardi is quite happy with the outcome of this entire situation.
Check in for more reaction on Brown’s signing tomorrow morning.