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Report: Kings captain Brown to join KHL’s Vityaz

Oct 30, 2012, 10:43 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Captain Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings kisses the Stanley Cup after his team defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings won the series 4-3. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images) Getty Images

The last on-ice image most have of Dustin Brown is him hoisting the Stanley Cup skyward.

Well, the next one could be dramatically different.

Brown is set to join KHL club Vityaz Chekhov on a lockout deal, according to Genadi Boguslavski of Sovetsky Sport.

The deal comes courtesy Vityaz GM Alexei Zhamnov — yes, the longtime Winnipeg Jet/Chicago Blackhawk — who said Brown is close to signing with the team.

Once completed, the deal will be a significant one for Vityaz. The 27-year-old Brown is coming off a stellar Cup run with the Kings, pacing the team with 8G-12A-20PTS in 20 games en route to the first championship in franchise history.

In the opening round, Brown tied a playoff record by scoring two shorthanded goals in a Game 2 victory over the Canucks.

Brown will join a Vityaz squad known for its physical, North American style of play. Notable tough guys Jeremy Yablonski and Trevor Gillies play for Chekhov, but the team also employs a number of skill guys like Josh Hennessy, Mark Cullen and Brian Fahey.

Most recently, Vityaz agreed to a lockout deal with Montreal defenseman Andrei Markov, its first NHL signing of the current work stoppage.

  1. blomfeld - Oct 30, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Cute story no doubt, however this will not happen … a major announcement is going to be made on the NHL front within the next 72 hours … stand by friends :)

  2. id4joey - Oct 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Go blomfeld. I’m on your side. ☺

    • blomfeld - Oct 30, 2012 at 10:11 PM

      Don’t worry friend … “sanity and reason” is about to enter the stage ! :)

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