Friday, January 29, 2010

Getting To Know Your 2010 U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team: Dustin Brown

It's Friday. You ain't got no job, and you ain't got s**t to do. I'mma talk to you about hockey today. The Winter Olympics in Vancouver are less than three weeks away, and if you're going to spend any time watching the most important competition -- duh, hockey -- than it may behoove you to know a thing or two about who's skating for your country. I happen to be just the guy to help you out with that, but not at an overkill rate.

Dustin Brown is a right-handed shooting left winger who weighs in a few notches over 200 pounds. He stands six feet tall, has been alive for 25 years, and plays for the Los Angeles Kings. He's closing in on 40 points for the season and has logged over 1000 minutes of ice time. He was the Kings' first-round pick in the 2003 draft, but it took him a few campaigns to fortify his spot on the roster, at which time he earned a spot on the team's checking line, then led the club in goals the following year with 33. The year after that, Brown became the 15th captain in team history, and more notably, the youngest (at the time of appointment) and first American-born captain L.A. has ever had. We're not sure if he has a lady friend, but we know he's got a few fans out there. Dustin Brown will serve as one of four alternate captains for Team USA.