This just in, Nicole Brown (no, not that one), wife of Los Angeles Kings assistant captain Dustin Brown, has been named Executive Director of the team's junior program teams, the LA Jr. Kings (LAJK) and LA Lions (LAL).
In her new role, Brown's responsibilities involve managing the the LAJK/Lions Advisory Board (LAJKLAB) in conjunction with the Kings and the Toyota Sports Performance Center executive teams, and acting as the primary liaison/representative for LAJK/LAL parents.
"ASEC and TSPC welcome Nicole Brown as a key member of our management team. Nicole's background and knowledge will help TSPC elevate an already successful organization to new heights. Nicole will be instrumental in forging a parent coalition to better serve and understand the needs of the membership," said Brad Berman, ASEC President.
"We have obviously known Nicole for a long time and her love for hockey, and youth hockey in particular, matches our passion for not only growing the game but making sure existing programs like the Lions and Jr. Kings complement our organization's core values of growing the game and creating families of lifelong Kings and hockey fans." said Kings Chief Operating Officer Kelly Cheeseman. "She also brings the invaluable perspective of having kids in our programs at all levels. She wants to make a difference and we are honored to have her join our team."
And for those thinking that Brown got the gig just because she's Dustin's wife, she was a pretty good hockey player in her own right early on in life. She played competitive high school hockey in her native Utica, New York before meeting Dustin as a teenager. The pair have been together ever since and she has dedicated her life to being one of the most visible and progressive hockey moms/wives in the NHL. Kudos to Mrs. Brown on her new position.