The Los Angeles Kings are hosting a Hockey is for Everyone night on Feb. 22 when they host the Dallas Stars at the Staples Center. Throughout the month of February, the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association are joining forces to promote hockey participation regardless of the player's gender, sexual orientation, race, disability, age or religion. Traditionally, the rink is lit up in rainbow colors prior to the game.
The Kings Hockey is for Everyone ambassador is the Kings former captain Dustin Brown. A right winger, Brown was the Kings captain from 2008 to 2016. It should be noted that Brown was the Kings captain for their only two Stanley Cup championships in 2012 and 2014.
Where Brown has been extremely impressive this season and has made significant improvements are in his defensive zone coverage. Prior this season, Brown was a career -43, however this season he is a +25, which is the fourth best in the NHL. The only players in the NHL with a higher plus/minus than Brown are William Karlsson of the Vegas Golden Knights (+31), Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins (+27), and Reilly Smith of the Golden Knights (+27).
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