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by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Kings forward Dustin Brown and his wife Nichole welcomed their second child into the world today as Mason Brown was born.

Brown will miss tonight's game at Minnesota but will re-join the Kings on Friday as the Kings play the Detroit Red Wings.

Brown, 24, is the youngest captain in team history and the only American to ever hold that honor. The 6-0, 207-pound native of Ithaca, New York has 48 points (23-25=48) and 54 penalty minutes in 58 games this season. Now in his fifth season with the Kings, Brown ranks second on the team in goals (23), power play goals (7; tied with Anze Kopitar and Jarret Stoll) and points (48). In addition, the 2009 NHL All-Star leads the team with 213 hits (total ranks third in the NHL), 237 shots (total ranks sixth in the NHL) and five game-winning goals (total is tied for 14th in the NHL). Originally selected by the Kings in the first round (13th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Brown has 187 points (88-99=187) and 259 penalty minutes in 327 career NHL games – all with the Kings.

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