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Drew Doughty | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 213
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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

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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

Team Foligno assembled a pretty good group of defensemen during Friday's NHL All-Star game player draft.

Drew Doughty and Patrick Kane were Foligno's assistants, and they helped Nick Foligno make the draft selections. Joining Doughty on the blue line are Duncan Keith (CHI), Dustin Byfuglien (WPG), Brent Burns (SJ), Kevin Shattenkirk (STL), and Oliver Ekman-Larsson (ARZ) round out the top six. The NHL's skills competition will take place on Saturday night.
Jan 23 - 9:53 PM

Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar were named to the All-Star game.

Doughty had a nice night fantasy-wise on Saturday as he had a couple of assists in a 5-4 loss to Winnipeg. He played 33:45, the second-most he has played all season in one game. Doughty is one of, if not the top defenseman in the NHL.
Jan 11 - 9:31 AM

Drew Doughty wants to be used in shootout situations.

It's basically the only occasion that Doughty doesn't play in. "I want the game on my stick whenever it can be, to be on it," Doughty said. "I'm a defenseman, so maybe don't see me as a good shootout guy. But I feel like I can still put the puck in the net in those opportunities. I better score if I get that chance." Doughty hasn't gotten that chance this season and has only participated in eight shootouts in his career. He has scored in two of those chances.
Jan 8 - 9:22 AM

Drew Doughty logged 30:03 of the 60 minutes of play against Vancouver Thursday night, the Kings won 3-2 and he assisted on a late game-tying goal.

Playing 30 or more minutes has become commonplace for Doughty this season, having done so 18 of his career 26 times thus far. Nine of which have occurred through just regulation. Makes one wonder how he'd fare in an Iron Man race. He's averaging 32 shifts and 29:11 per game, well ahead of his teammates. His assist was his 19th of the season, raising his point total to 23.
Jan 2 - 1:57 AM

Drew Doughty found the net in the Kings' 3-2 shootout loss to Edmonton on Tuesday.

Doughty logged 31:59 of ice-time and tallied up four shots, three hits and a plus-1 as he led the way for a very flat Kings team. The superstar d-man has put up points in three of the last four games and now has 22 points in 38 games. Jake Muzzin forced overtime with his marker late the third period. Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter and Marian Gaborik each had one assist in the loss.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 01:38:00 AM

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C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
LW1Milan Lucic
2Tanner Pearson
3Dwight King
4Kyle Clifford
RW1Marian Gaborik
2Tyler Toffoli
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Trevor Lewis
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Christian Ehrhoff
5Brayden McNabb
6Matt Greene
7Jamie McBain
8Derek Forbort
9Slava Voynov
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jhonas Enroth