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Drew Doughty | Defenseman | #8

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (2) / LA
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Drew Doughty scored the lone goal in the Kings' 3-1 loss to Carolina on Thursday.
That's goals in back-to-back games for the reigning Norris trophy winner. He has 14 points in 26 games for Los Angeles. He's an elite option on the backend again this season and will be back in the trophy conversation if he stays healthy. Dec 9 - 5:14 AM

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Drew Doughty has seven points in his last seven games.

The reigning Norris Trophy winner got off to a slow start this season with six points in his first 18 games but has picked up the pace significantly of late. He has four goals and 13 points thus far and should be in someone's fantasy lineup.
Dec 5 - 8:24 AM

Drew Doughty now has points in three of his last five games.

Thanks the goal and assist he netted during Sunday's 5-4 shootout loss to Montreal, that is. The reigning Norris Trophy winner is up to four goals and 13 points in 25 games thus far.
Dec 4 - 6:42 PM

Drew Doughty is on a four game points streak after an assist Saturday.

Doughty has only 11 points this season so even with the current points streak the 2016 Norris Trophy winner is still well behind his pace of last season when he had 14 goals and 51 points. He should get to the 40-45 point mark this season with anything else being a bonus.
Nov 27 - 8:13 AM

Drew Doughty led the Los Angeles Kings in shots on goal Saturday night, but he and the remainder of the team were unable to sink any in the 1-0 loss to the St Louis Blues.

Doughty has not been particularly productive with two goals and two assists on 24 shots this year. The scoreless Kings snapped a four-game winning streak after starting the season 0-3 and that means Sunday night’s contest against the Blackhawks is going to be pivotal to see if they can regain their momentum.
Oct 30 - 1:26 AM

Drew Doughty scored a goal in a 4-2 loss to the Flyers on Friday.

Doughty finished as the game's third star, recording one goal and four shots on goal in 27 minutes of action. He is one of the premier defensemen in the NHL and should always be in your fantasy lineups. Brayden McNabb also scored for the Kings.
Oct 15 - 1:51 AM

Kings coach Darryl Sutter is looking for Drew Doughty to take on a bigger leadership role this season.

"I think the next step for him this year is the leadership," Sutter said. "It’s a pronounced role for him now. That is, in our locker room, we have a group of guys that have to take over that part of the game for us." The Kings are in something of a transitional phase in that regard given that the captaincy has moved from Dustin Brown to Anze Kopitar. Doughty will turn 27 in December and is a veteran of 606 games, so he certainly has plenty of experience to share with some of the Kings' younger players.
Oct 12 - 9:23 AM

Drew Doughty has been taking part in workouts with the Kings since returning to the team from the World Cup of Hockey.

Coach Darryl Sutter expects Doughty to play in both preseason games this weekend to get ready for the regular season.
Oct 4 - 5:51 PM

Drew Doughty is the 2016 Norris Trophy winner.

This is the first time Doughty has claimed the Norris Trophy, but he's had a couple near misses in the past. He finished second in the Norris Trophy voting in 2015 and was third in 2010. He's coming off of a campaign where he recorded 14 goals and 51 points in 82 contests. He also had 125 hits and 105 blocked shots.
Jun 22 - 8:09 PM

Drew Doughty has been nominated for the Norris Trophy for the third time in his career, and for the second consecutive season.

The trophy is awarded to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-around ability at the position. Doughty registered 14 goals and 51 points while skating an average of 28:01 per night (third most in the League), with 125 hits and 105 blocks across all 82 games this season. The Kings were a plus-537 in shot attempts with Doughty on the ice as well at full 5-on-5. Should Doughty take home the trophy, it'll be just the second time in Kings history (Rob Blake, 1997-98).
Apr 29 - 8:30 PM

Don't be surprised if Drew Doughty plays 30 minutes during regulation time on Saturday.

It appears that Alec Martinez will be unable to go Saturday and that will put some extra stress on the Kings blueline so Doughty will likely be needed to take over some of those minutes. That will help the Kings as Doughty is rated as one of the top-three blueliners in the NHL and possibly the best. He had his second best offensive season in the NHL as he had 14 goals and 51 points this campaign. Look for a big Game 2 from Doughty Saturday.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 16 - 6:29 AM

Kings GM Dean Lombardi feels that the media should pick the three finalists for the Norris Trophy, but then the general managers should make the selection among those candidates.

Lombardi believes that Drew Doughty is worthy of the Norris Trophy, but some of what he does is harder to quantify as opposed to a blueliner like Erik Karlsson, who has won the Norris Trophy twice in part thanks to his offensive contributions. "Unless you really understand the game and see some of the things he does," Lombardi said of Doughty. He later added, "You have to study the game, not watch the game. … What he does is really special and has nothing to do with the highlights and the points and all of this stuff. Every general manager knows it, 99% of the players know it. It's not a highlight-film position."
Apr 13 - 10:57 AM

Drew Doughty moved into second place in defenseman points by a Los Angeles King all-time on Thursday.

Doughty had an assist to give him 316 points, one ahead of Steve Duchense on the career list for blueliners in Kings history. "I think I’m just doing a better job of putting more offense in my game," Doughty said. "I think early on in my career I was pretty good at offense, I always had the ability to do it, and I was more free to do it back then, and then I think I really started focusing on my defense every game a lot, and trying to grow that, and that maybe kind of took away from the offense a little bit, but I’ve worked on getting my shots through and hitting the net. I’ve done a good job at that this year, and pucks are going in for me. Sometimes you just get lucky." Doughty only trails Rob Blake on the list as Blake is at 494 career points as an LA King.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 2 - 8:52 AM

Drew Doughty has 24 points in his last 24 games.

That's a real hot streak for the defenseman who will receive Norris Trophy consideration as the NHL's top blueliner. Doughty had 24 points in his first 49 games so he has really come on of late. He is on a three game points streak and hopes to stretch it to four Saturday against the Oilers.
Mar 26 - 8:03 AM

Drew Doughty had an assist in a 3-1 loss to Winnipeg Thursday night.

Doughty is on a three-game point streak. He has 14 goals and 48 points in 74 contests in 2015-16. At this rate he'll reach the 50-point mark for the second time in his career, though he'll almost certainly fall well short of his career-high of 59 points.
Mar 25 - 11:02 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
5Trevor Lewis
6Nic Dowd
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Dwight King
3Kyle Clifford
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Marian Gaborik
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Devin Setoguchi
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Brayden McNabb
5Matt Greene
6Tom Gilbert
7Derek Forbort
8Kevin Gravel
G1Peter Budaj
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Jonathan Quick