Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown was given quite the honor this week as he had been named a finalist for the National Hockey League Foundation Award, making this the third consecutive year he has been nominated for the award.


The award “recognizes an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey - commitment, perseverance and teamwork - to enrich the lines of people in his community.”


Brown has worked immensely in the community, contributing to a plethora of organizations, which include the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, the Kings’ Pancreatic Cancer  Awareness Night, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the KaBOOM! project for playground-building to name just a few.


Brown and the two the other finalists (Washington's Mike Green and Vancouver's Daniel and Henrik Sedin) are expected to be on hand June 22 in Las Vegas when the award will be presented at the NHL's annual awards show.


Congratulations to Dustin Brown for his great work and tireless dedication. A nomination like this is much deserved and it certainly makes the Los Angeles Kings and their fans very proud.