The NHL held their Awards banquet yesterday evening in Las Vegas and Kings captain Dustin Brown walked away with the NHL Foundation Player Award. I know what your saying, so what... it's not for his accomplishments on the ice. That is true, but I think that's what makes it so important. The Foundation Player Award is given to the player that applies the core value of hockey- commitment, perseverance and teamwork to enrich the live of people in his community. In other words, he's a really good guy who finds ways to give back to the people, and for that I congratulate you on a job well done.
In other SoCal hockey news, the hated one (at least by this Kings fan), Corey Perry of the Anaheim Duck won the Hart Memorial Trophy- which is equivalent to the MVP award. Damn, you! OK, I admit it... he had a great season, and without him they don't make the playoffs. Congrats. BTW, he's the first member of a SoCal team to win it since Wayne Gretzky in 1988-89.
Here is a video of Dustin speaking about winning the Foundation Player Award.