Dustin Brown will retire after 18 seasons as Los Angeles Kings’ player

EL SEGUNDO in Calif. Los Angeles KingsForward Dustin BrownAfter this 18th season with the club, he will be retiring.

The 37-year-old made this announcement ahead of Thursday's regular-season finale for the Kings. Los Angeles will be facing EdmontonThe Western Conference playoffs' first round.

Brown played in a franchise-record 1,295 regular season games during his 18-year tenure as a physical forward and two-way forward for Kings. The native of New York State was selected in the first round by the draft in 2003. He was Los Angeles' captain for eight seasons, winning the Stanley Cup in the first round after the team's championships of 2012 and 2014.

Brown has 325 goals, 387 assists and 387 goals in his career. Los Angeles has seen him score nine goals and assist in 19 games this season.

Brown, goalie and one of the remaining four Kings' champion teams members, is Brown. Jonathan Quick, defenseman Drew DoughtyCaptain Anze Kopitar.

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