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Drew Doughty | Defenseman | #8

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (2) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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The Kings' number one priority this off-season will be signing Drew Doughty to a contract extension.
Doughty has one more year on his current contract for $7 million per season but will be in line for a significant raise based on his performance this and past seasons. For his part, Doughty would like to remain a King. "I'm a big part of that team and I've got to try to bring us into that winning ways again," Doughty said. "I take the responsibility for that, along with some of our other leaders. It's not that they have to show me or prove to me anything for me to sign here. I've always wanted to be an L.A. King and I want to stay an L.A. King." It will be interesting to see if the Kings and Doughty can come to an arrangement come July 1st when negotiations can start. Apr 21 - 12:43 PM

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Drew Doughty has been selected as one of the nominees for the Norris Trophy.

Doughty won the Norris in the 2015-16 season. The 28-year-old had 10 goals and 50 assists in 82 games during the regular season. He also averaged 26:50 of ice time with the Kings in 2017-18. Nashville's P.K. Subban and Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman are the other two nominees for the award.
Apr 19 - 7:05 PM

Coach John Stevens is happy to have Drew Doughty back in the lineup from a one-game suspension.

"I thought we had some guys come in and really step up big," Stevens said. "... But with Drew in your lineup, you've got a guy that plays big minutes in all situations that can really control the pace of the game, and I think beyond Drew as a player, he’s one of the leaders on our hockey team. The amount that he’s grown as a leader on our team has far surpassed his improvement as a player, and I think that’s been huge for our team. I've said this many times; he's the most competitive guy that I think I've ever seen. To add that back to your lineup for us is just good for the group. Dougthy skated alongside Jake Muzzin (upper body) during the morning skate. It looks Muzzin will be ready to return to the lineup as well on Sunday night versus Vegas.
Apr 15 - 2:44 PM

Although the Kings put in a heroic effort in Friday's 2-1 double-overtime loss to Vegas, there was no underestimating what the loss of Drew Doughty meant to them.

Doughty was suspended for the game for an illegal check to the head of the Golden Knights' William Carrier. The Kings were already without arguably their second best defenseman in Jake Muzzin and had to play Game 2 without the NHL's ice-time leader during the regular season. Of Doughty, Dustin Brown had the following to say: "He's the best defenseman in the world so you're not going to replace him with one player, but it's a good thing there's six guys on the ice at a time." Doughty will be eligible to play Sunday night in Game 3 in Los Angeles.
Apr 14 - 12:23 PM

Drew Doughty doesn't agree with the Department of Player Safety's decision to suspend him for Game 2 on Friday.

"As far as the suspension goes, I don't think for one second that this is suspension worthy," Doughty said. He also insisted that he didn't intend to make contact with William Carrier's head. Carrier said that he's feeling fine now and hopes to play on Friday.
Apr 13 - 4:56 PM

Drew Doughty has been suspended one game for an illegal check to the head on William Carrier.

The hit took place in the Kings zone during Game 1 of their series against the Golden Knights. Los Angeles, who is already down 1-0 in the best-of-seven series, will have to compete in Game 2 without their top defenseman. That's a huge loss.
Apr 12 - 7:17 PM

The NHL Department of Player Safety has scheduled a hearing with Drew Doughty for his check to the head of Vegas' William Carrier during Game 1 on Wednesday.

Doughty injured Carrier on the play. Doughty's shoulder did appear to make significant contact with Carrier's head, but at the same time it did look like Doughty was going for a shoulder-to-shoulder check and it seemed like Carrier's shoulder was the first thing he made contact with. We'll have to wait and see what the NHL thinks of this one.
Apr 12 - 11:12 AM

Drew Doughty's doesn't feel the Kings' regular season matchups against Vegas will have any bearing on their upcoming series.

Los Angeles lost its first two games against Vegas, but beat the Golden Knights in back-to-back contests in February. "I don’t even remember that," he said. "That’s a long time ago already. I know we’re not thinking about those two games. We’re just thinking about the opportunity in front of us, and I know they’re not thinking about (February meetings), either. Really, that has no impact on this series. It’s a whole new thing. We’re starting fresh here, and either team can win." The series will kickoff on Wednesday in Vegas.
Apr 11 - 4:46 AM

Drew Doughty recorded his 60th point of the season on Thursday.

This is the first time in Doughty's career that he's reached the 60-point milestone, though he did finish with 59 points back in 2009-2010. Among defensemen, he ranks seventh in the league's scoring race.
Apr 6 - 5:34 AM

Drew Doughty posted an assist with a plus-2 rating in Monday's win against Colorado, but his biggest contribution was stepping in front of a team-high seven shots.

Doughty also contributed a hit in the playoff-like atmosphere against the visiting Avalanche, a team the Kings are trying to hold off for a playoff spot. Mission almost complete with the important two points. The All-Star Doughty was a huge part of things, keeping seven shots from getting on his goaltender.
Apr 3 - 2:00 AM

Drew Doughty scored a goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

Doughty came down along the boards and put the perfect flick on the puck to get it in behind John Gibson to open the scoring. It's Doughty's 10th goal of the year, bringing him to 58 points in 79 games this season. He's one point shy of matching his career high set during the 2009-10 season.
Mar 31 - 1:02 AM

Drew Doughty had three assists Monday for the second time in the last five nights.

Doughty also had a three assist performance Thursday against Detroit and set a new career high in assists with 45. He has 54 points this season and could surpass the 59 he had in his sophomore season with nine games remaining in the schedule. He has had a Norris Trophy caliber season and is obviously a must start.
Mar 20 - 8:22 AM

Drew Doughty registered three assists in a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Anze Kopitar wasn't the only successful King on Thursday night. Doughty had a hand on three Kings goals, extending his points streak to four games in the process. The defenseman has seven points in four games. Doughty now has nine goals and 51 points in 71 games this season.
Mar 16 - 1:25 AM

Drew Doughty posted two assists with a plus-1 rating, six shots on goal and five blocked shots over 30:49 of ice time Tuesday in Arizona.

Normally Alec Martinez is the blocked shot extraordinaire, as he is second in the NHL in the category with 175. However, tonight the All-Star rearguard was in a mood to sacrifice his body, upping his total to 107. Doughty and Derek Forbort are the only players to start the season with Los Angeles and log at least 100 hits and at least 100 blocked shots.
Mar 14 - 2:30 AM

Drew Doughty scored a goal in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Doughty's goal cut St. Louis' lead to 2-1 at the 13:13 mark of the second period, but that's as close as the Kings would come to tying the game. The Kings blue liner finished the game with a minus-4 rating and four shots on goal in 25:41 of ice time. The 28-year-old has nine goals and 45 points in 68 games this season. Dustin Brown also found the back of the net for the Kings on Saturday night.
Mar 10 - 7:03 PM

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C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Torrey Mitchell
4Nate Thompson
LW1Alex Iafallo
2Tanner Pearson
3Adrian Kempe
4Kyle Clifford
5Andy Andreoff
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Dustin Brown
3Trevor Lewis
4Tobias Rieder
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Dion Phaneuf
5Derek Forbort
6Christian Folin
7Kevin Gravel
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jack Campbell