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Drew Doughty | Defenseman | #8

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (2) / LA
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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

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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

Drew Doughty found the back of the net in a 5-2 loss to Nashville Monday night.

Doughty now has 14 goals and 46 points in 72 contests this season. His marker on Monday put him two goals away from his career-high, set in 2009-10. His career-high in points is 59, but he's now tied for his second best season in that regard.
Mar 22 - 9:36 AM

Drew Doughty scored a goal and assisted on another in the Los Angeles Kings 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.

Doughty now has twelve goals and twenty-nine assists (forty-one points) in sixty-four games played this season. He has four points in his past five games. Other Kings goal scorers in the game were Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter and Vincent Lecavalier. Doughty's assist on Kopitar's goal came while the Kings were on the power-play.
Mar 8 - 2:07 AM

Drew Doughty had an assist in a 4-2 loss to Anaheim on Sunday.

That brings Doughty up to 40 points in 62 contests this season. This is the fourth time he's reached the 40-point mark in his career. Doughty has also logged 27:39 minutes and 28:31 minutes in his last two games after going through a five-game stretch where he was consisting getting over 31 minutes per contest.
Feb 29 - 8:58 AM

In a rare move for him, Drew Doughty acknowledged that maybe he's been getting too many minutes lately.

Doughty has logged over 31 minutes in each of his last five games. "I enjoy playing a lot of minutes," he said. "But at the same time, I realize that it’s probably not a good thing for me to be playing that many minutes for the season until the playoffs begin. I don’t think personally I’ll be out of gas, but the coaches have told me you can’t be playing that much, this often, I’m expecting my minutes to slowly go down every game and kind of get back to 27 or 26 or something like that. Yeah, I love playing as many minutes as possible, but I realize I can’t do it." He's averaging 28:24 minutes per contest this season.
Feb 26 - 10:50 AM

Drew Doughty has accumulated at least 31 minutes of ice time in four consecutive games.

Doughty is also on a four-game point streak after registering an assist on Tuesday. Doughty is third in the league with an average of 28:20 minutes logged per contest.
Feb 24 - 9:37 AM

Drew Doughty reached the 300-point mark on Tuesday.

Doughty had a goal and an assist in that contest, which gives him 11 goals and 33 points in 52 contests this season. It took him 576 games to reach the 300-mark and along the way he's recorded at least 30 points in six of his seven full NHL seasons (excluding the lockout shortened 2013 campaign).
Feb 10 - 9:03 AM

Drew Doughty scored a power play goal and added an assist in a 9-2 romp of the Boston Bruins.

Doughty had an all-around effective night against the Bruins. His tally came with the man advantage midway through the second period and gave his team a three goal lead. He also assisted on his team's first goal of the game. The 26-year-old logged 27:21 of ice time and finished the night a plus-3 with three shots on goal and three hits. Doughty counts 11 goals and 33 points in 52 games this season.
Feb 9 - 10:12 PM

Drew Doughty registered an assist in a 4-2 loss to Anaheim Thursday night.

Doughty is on a four-game point streak. He has 10 goals and 31 points in 51 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 5 - 11:04 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
5Michael Latta
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Teddy Purcell
3Dwight King
4Kyle Clifford
5Adrian Kempe
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Marian Gaborik
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Trevor Lewis
6Michael Mersch
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Brayden McNabb
5Matt Greene
6Rob Scuderi
7Zach Trotman
8Tom Gilbert
9Paul LaDue
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jeff Zatkoff