Kings captain Dustin Brown was named one of three finalists Tuesday for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, which is presented “to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice, during the regular season. Mark Messier solicits suggests from team and league personnel as well as NHL fans to compile a list of candidates. The selection of the three finalists and the winner are his alone. The winner will be announced June 24.
Ryan Getzlaf of the Ducks and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks are the other finalists.
Brown, a Messier Award finalist for the third time, was singled out for his charitable work with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and also KaBoom!, which built a playground in Carson that’s visited by more than 100 kids per day.