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LA Kings, Dustin Brown agree to 8-year contract extension; hire Rob Blake as assistant GM

The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to an eight-year contract extension with Dustin Brown that will keep the team captain around through the 2021-22 season.

Brown had one year left on his current deal. He joins nine other Kings who have been signed to long-term deals, including Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick, Mike Richards and Jarret Stoll.

The Kings also announced Thursday that Rob Blake has been hired as an assistant general manager for the team with which he starred for 14 seasons as its career leader in goals, assists and points by a defenseman.

Brown has played his entire nine-year NHL career with the Kings, helping them win their first Stanley Cup in 2012. He is the team's only American-born captain, a position he's held since October 2008.