BOSTON — During his formative years in Ithaca, N.Y., Dustin Brown couldn’t have even dreamt of the honor that was bestowed upon him last week.
In celebration of a remarkable 18-year National Hockey League career with the Los Angeles Kings during which he hoisted the Stanley Cup twice and also achieved success on the international stage, Brown was formally enshrined in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame as part of a five-member Class of 2023.
“It’s a huge honor,” Brown said. “It’s one of those things that you just don’t expect, but I’m really proud of it.”
“It’s not something that you dream about as a kid. Hell, it’s not even something that you really strive for,” he added in his induction speech. “I think it’s just something that happens when you do something consistently right for a very long time.”