LA Kings forward Dustin Brown was honored by the Kings in a special pregame ceremony for reaching the NHL milestone of playing 1,000 career games prior to the Kings-Vegas Golden Knights game at STAPLES Center last night.
Video: VGK@LAK: Kings honor Brown for his 1,000th NHL game
Currently in his 14th season, all with the Kings, Brown, has recorded 535 points (245-290=535) in 1,002 career regular season games. He won a Stanley Cup Championship with the Kings in 2012 and 2014 as the team's captain.
Players from the Kings and around the NHL offered their congratulations to Brown for hitting the historic mark.
Video: Congratulations to Dustin Brown on 1,000 NHL Games
Originally selected by the Kings in the first-round (13th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Brown made his debut at the start of the 2003-04 regular season.
A native of Ithaca, New York, Brown last week became just the second player in Kings history to play his first 1,000 games as a King, joining Dave Taylor (1,111 games).
Since the NHL officially started tracking the stat in 1997-98, Brown has led the NHL with 3,083 hits in his career.
Brown became the 48th player in NHL history to play his first 1,000 games for one franchise; the 55th player to have played for the Kings and reach the milestone; the 20th player to accomplish the feat in a Kings uniform; the 19th active NHL player to hit the mark; and the 315th skater in NHL history to reach the milestone -- and 317th player overall (includes two goalies).