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Drew Doughty | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 201
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Drew Doughty has been maturing on the ice.
The 25-year-old (boy it seems that he is a lot older than that) used to argue with referees all the time but has matured of late. "I used to just yell a lot at the refs, and sometimes I still will," the star Kings defenseman said. "I just kind of snap sometimes, but I think I’ve done a lot better than I’ve done in the past. I definitely try to be more friendly with them on the ice. The refs are all great guys, they really are. They’re not out there to hurt you or to help the other team, they’re just doing their job, and sometimes you just take it the wrong way and get upset, and I’ve learned to kind of deal with that. If I do get upset, I’m definitely going to go apologize that next shift. Yeah, I’m getting on a better side at the refs, and that’s a good start to becoming a better leader, too." Doughty is a better hockey player than fantasy one but his 46 point effort last season propelled him to a top-15 fantasy defenseman. Draft him accordingly. Oct 3 - 7:57 AM

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Drew Doughty logged about 29 minutes in a preseason game on Tuesday.

Obviously preseason statistics, including ice time, can't be read into too much, but it is still interesting given that the assumption is that Doughty will be playing less this season after averaging 28:59 minutes per contest in 2014-15. For his part, Doughty seems to like the extra playing time in general and when asked about his workload on Tuesday he said, "I didn’t notice. I don’t know, I felt good out there. I wasn’t tired, I’ll tell you that much."
Sep 23 - 9:36 AM

Drew Doughty thinks he's going to end up averaging 24 to 25 minutes per game this season.

That's down from 28:59 minutes per contest in 2014-15. Doughty compared the drop in ice as a kid being forced to eat his vegetables, so it seems fair to assume that he would be happy if they continued using him in almost half of every game.
Sep 18 - 4:08 PM

Dustin Brown pointed to Drew Doughty as someone who could take a bigger leadership role with Los Angeles after the team parted ways with several veterans over the summer.

Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll, and Mike Richards are among those that are no longer with the team. "Part of it is just biding your time," Brown said of Doughty. "Drew made steps last year. Now this is a big year for him, with those guys leaving, to really take on a leadership role in the room. I think he needs to make a big step this year, the way things have changed with our team. Talking to him and knowing him well enough, he's probably pretty excited about the opportunity." Doughty is already is one of the Kings' leaders on the ice. He averaged a remarkable 28:59 minutes per game last season and recorded 46 points in 82 games.
Sep 17 - 6:56 AM

Drew Doughty has dropped weight this offseason, and according to Michael Futa, the Kings’ vice president of player personnel, he is under 200 pounds.

According to his page, the 25-year-old weighed 213 pounds last season, probably a little less once the season ended. It's the first time since high school he's been this light. "He looks great, the pictures I’ve seen of Drew look great, and Dustin Brown has changed his diet and he looks great," Futa said. "We’ve had a lot of guys coming in early, getting ready. I remember how drained everybody looked near the end of last season, getting on the buses and the planes. They have put all this time to good use." Doughty had 46 points last season and was second in the NHL in minutes played.
Sep 6 - 9:59 AM

Drew Doughty has been announced as a finalist for the Norris Trophy.

He averaged 28:59 of ice time per game in 2014-15, while posting seven goals and 46 points in 82 games. Doughty posted 219 shots and he led the NHL with a SAT of 410. He was a finalist for the award in 2009-10, but that was the year Duncan Keith won his first Norris Trophy. P.K. Subban and Erik Karlsson are the other finalists for this season.
Apr 27 - 6:56 PM

The sheer amount of hockey the Los Angeles Kings have played in recent years could be seen as a cause for their decline this season.

Los Angeles was officially eliminated from the playoff race on Thursday after winning the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014. Over that three-year span, the Kings played in 64 playoff games and many of them also participated in the Olympics. "A ton of hockey really," Drew Doughty conceded. Doughty workload has been particularly high, especially this season as he's averaged 29:01 minutes per game. So while the Kings are naturally disappointed by how things ended, the good news is that they'll finally get a breather.
Apr 10 - 10:24 AM

Drew Doughty picked up a goal and an assist in the LA Kings 4-2 loss to Edmonton on Tuesday.

The goal was fluky one as it was a slap shot from center ice that beat the Oilers' goalie Richard Bachman but they all count the same in fantasy. Doughty logged a game high 28:44 of ice time but did register a minus-2 rating. Doughty was by far the best player on the ice for the Kings but the team didn't play with a lot of urgency till late. Jake Muzzin scored the other goal for the Kings in a losing cause.
Apr 8 - 2:04 AM

Drew Doughty had an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss to Anaheim.

With that, Doughty has reached the 40-point mark for the first time since 2010-11. He also logged 29:56 minutes of ice time on Wednesday, which would be an incredible amount for just about any other player, but is standard for Doughty. He has averaged a league-high 29:21 minutes per contest in 2014-15.
Mar 19 - 9:48 AM

Drew Doughty recorded two assists in a 5-2 victory over Edmonton Tuesday night.

Doughty has five goals and 38 points in 63 contests. Barring an injury, this will be the first time since 2010-2011 that he's reached the 40-point mark.
Mar 4 - 9:08 AM

With Andrej Sekera acquired, look for Drew Doughty's playing time to go down.

Doughty has been averaging an unreal 29:27 minutes per contest in 2014-15 due in part to the fact that Slava Voynov has been serving an indefinite suspension. Sekera gives the Hurricanes a blueliner that can be trusted with over 20 minutes per game and consequently take a little bit of the pressure off of Doughty.
Feb 26 - 9:23 AM

Drew Doughty had two assists in the Kings' 4-1 win over Colorado on Wednesday.

Doughty has five goals and 35 points in 57 contests in 2014-15. We still wouldn't bet on him reaching the 50-point mark this season, but he should at least come close.
Feb 19 - 10:25 AM

Drew Doughty scored for the first time in 14 games in a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay.

It was the blueliner's fifth goal of the season and he now has 31 points as he is headed towards his second best point performance of his career. Doughty had 59 points as a sophomore which got poolies talking about the next great fantasy defenseman but Doughty has hit the 40 point mark only once since then. He is a great defenseman but is only a pretty good fantasy blueliner despite the hype.
Feb 8 - 9:23 AM

Drew Doughty says that there is no panic in the Kings' locker room.

If the playoffs started today, the defending champions would be on the outside looking in but that doesn't concern Doughty. "We're not ready to panic," Doughty said. "We have the sense of urgency, no doubt about it. And yet we're ready to start winning games to get back in that playoff race. We're not panicking. We're ready for this challenge and we're going to overcome it." The Kings are three points behind Calgary (with one game in-hand) for the final playoff spot in the West.
Feb 1 - 12:23 PM

Drew Doughty thinks that this season is his best to date.

"I think my production, I’ve finally been getting some points, which I haven’t been getting since my second year in the league, but I’m playing well both ways," Doughty said. "I’m put in all situations, I’m more physical, I’m better defensively, just having more experience I just feel better on the ice. I’m making better plays with the puck, and without it. I feel like I’ve been playing my best." Doughty has four goals and 28 points and while he won't approach the 59 points he had in his second NHL season, this could be his second best offensive display.
Jan 24 - 7:38 AM

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