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Drew Doughty | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 213
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Drew Doughty has been quite successful thus far in hockey at the tender age of 24.
Doughty has already won two Olympic Gold Medals for Canada in addition to winning his second Stanley Cup for the Los Angeles Kings. The blueliner led all defensemen in scoring with 18 points and is one of the top five rearguards in the NHL at this time. Jun 16 - 7:37 AM

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Drew Doughty registered an assist in Game 5's series clincher to capture the Stanley Cup.

He earned a helper on Marian Gaborik's game-tying score in the third period. Fellow Kings blueliner Alec Martinez scored the winner in double overtime. Doughty led all NHL defensemen with 18 points in 26 games during the postseason. He also posted a plus-1 rating while averaging a whopping 28:45 of ice time per contest.
Jun 14 - 1:01 PM

Drew Doughty wants to look at Game 5 on Friday as a must win for the Kings.

"There's no way we're going to play a bad game tonight, that’s for sure," added Doughty. "We are fully prepared for this game. We want it so bad. We want to win this game more than them, there's no doubt about that." Matching the Rangers' urgency will be a challenge for the Kings, as New York obviously has to win this game to avoid elimination. That being said, the Kings realize that if they lose tonight, they'll have to go back to Madison Square Garden and given the Rangers' success at home, the Kings will want to avoid that if at all possible.
Jun 13 - 6:45 PM

Drew Doughty is getting ready for his 75th career playoff game.

Doughty is just 24 years old and is on the brink of winning the Stanley Cup for the second time. He's been a major factor in all of the Kings' recent playoff runs, logging big minutes and recording 49 points in 74 games.
Jun 11 - 3:17 PM

Drew Doughty is currently tied for the 2014 postseason lead in power-play points with nine.

Granted, P.K. Subban also has nine points in 17 to Doughty's 23 games played, yet it's still a nice accomplishment for Doughty. He hasn't always delivered in fantasy in the same way as he's been able to do in reality, but perhaps this is a sign that the Los Angeles Kings defenseman will begin to do so? He had 16 PPP in the regular season.
Jun 8 - 2:54 PM

Drew Doughty set a career mark for ice time in a game as he played 41:41 minutes in the Kings 5-4 win on Saturday in double overtime.

Doughty has been a stud on the blueline and while was held off the scoresheet on Saturday, he still has five goals and 17 points in 23 games to rank tied for sixth in NHL scoring during the playoffs. He is definitely a contender for the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Source: LAKings.com
Jun 8 - 8:28 AM

All-star defenseman Drew Doughty of the Kings thinks he has to play better than all-star defenseman Ryan McDonough of the Rangers if Los Angeles is to beat York for the Stanley Cup title.

The Kings lead the Stanley Cup Final 1-0, with Game 2 going tonight. "He's got a lot of speed; that allows him to think offense and get back to play defense," Doughty said of McDonough. "I know I've got to be a better player than him."
Jun 7 - 11:11 AM

As good as Drew Doughty already is, Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter thinks it will still be a while before he reaches his potential.

Sutter argued that Doughty will only continue to grow with experience. "You learn to manage your ice time better, you learn to manage what's going on on the ice, you become a better shot selection guy, you become a better penalty killer, you become a better power play guy, you learn the league better, you learn players on the other team better, you learn nuances of star players, you learn to handle the schedule better in terms of your practice habits and your nutrition and what you do on game days, all that stuff," Sutter said. "What can you do better? As I said, there's a big difference between being 25 and 35." Meanwhile, Doughty is fighting to win the Stanley Cup for the second time in his short career.
Jun 6 - 12:13 PM

Drew Doughty set a team record for points by a defenseman in one Stanley Cup Playoffs year on Wednesday night.

He scored his fifth goal of the 2014 postseason when he jumped into the play following a great stickhandling move. He picked up his 17th point in 22 games in the process, which broke his own record from the 2012 playoffs when the Kings won their first Stanley Cup. Doughty leads all NHL rearguards in points these playoffs and he's averaged a team-leading 27:48 of ice time per game. He's looking like a serious contender for the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Jun 5 - 10:07 AM

Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter feels defenseman Drew Doughty is one of the best defensemen he has ever coached.

When speaking with the media Tuesday, Sutter stopped short of calling him the best blueliner he has ever coached, saying "I think [Chris] Chelios was the best all-around defenseman that I had the opportunity to coach. So I’d say that Drew would be trending more towards that type of player in terms of the all-around part of it, in terms of the whole package part of it." Given his relatively young age, there still room for the Kings rearguard to improve even more, which is a scary thought for the rest of the league.
Jun 3 - 8:27 PM

The Los Angeles Kings feel Drew Doughty is peerless as a defenseman.

"Drew, as far as I'm concerned, is the best defenseman in the world," fellow Kings defenseman Alec Martinez says. Says Kings center Jarret Stoll: "He can make big plays, score big goals, at both ends of the ice, have big defensive plays or big offensive plays. We've seen that from Drew." Doughty was so impressive during the Kings' 4-3 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final series that some hockey writers jokingly tweeted that it was too late to change their Norris Trophy vote for best defenseman. Doughty was not a finalist this season; it was tough to understand how that was possible after his performance in Game 6.
Source: NHL.com
May 31 - 11:06 AM

Drew Doughty had a first-rate game Friday night in what has been a first-rate Western Conference Final series for the Los Angeles Kings' defenseman.

In the Kings' 4-3 loss to the Blackhawks Friday night, Doughty had two points (a goal and an assist), two hits, three blocked shots and 26:10 of ice time. He has seven points (three goals and four assists) in the past seven games.
May 31 - 9:58 AM

With seven points in his past two games against the Los Angeles Kings, Patrick Kane has been outstanding lately for the Chicago Blackhawks and is largely responsible that the teams are tied 3-3 in their Western Conference Final series.

Yet Drew Doughty of the Kings doesn't seem all that impressed with Kane. When asked about Kane's four-assist performance in Game 5 of the series, Doughty said: "You know what, yeah, last game he got four assists, but I didn't think it was like he dominated the game. The stat sheet tells a different story than the actual game."
May 31 - 9:41 AM

Drew Doughty scored a goal and added an assist in the Kings' 4-3 loss to Chicago in Game 6 of their semi-final series Friday night.

The loss forces a Game 7 in Chicago Sunday. Doughty was L.A.'s best skater and for his efforts he was selected as the game's 2nd star. Dwight King and Alec Martinez scored the Kings' other goals while Justin Williams, Jared Stoll, Mike Richards and Dustin Brown each recored an assist in the loss. The Kings had a 3-2 lead with just over eight minutes left in the game and could have eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champs. Now they will have to travel to Chicago for Game 7. If the Kings are to win Sunday night they are going to need a better game from their key players.
May 31 - 12:19 AM

Drew Doughty logged a game-high 39:04 of ice time in Wednesday's 5-4 double overtime loss to Chicago.

"I felt really good out there. I felt fresh. I wasn't tired at all. I wish I could have done something to win the game for us, but I thought I played well," Doughty said after Game 5's defeat. "I'm tired now obviously. I'll probably take a nap on the plane. The more I can be out there, the better I like it. I thought it was a good game, but we've just got to win." Doughty added that he felt he should've scored in the match after he was credited with a game-high nine shots on goal. He also recorded four blocks and a plus-2 rating.
May 29 - 9:50 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Mike Richards
3Jarret Stoll
4Jordan Nolan
LW1Marian Gaborik
2Dwight King
3Trevor Lewis
4Kyle Clifford
5Tanner Pearson
RW1Dustin Brown
2Jeff Carter
3Justin Williams
4Tyler Toffoli
5Adam Cracknell
D1Drew Doughty
2Slava Voynov
3Jake Muzzin
4Robyn Regehr
5Matt Greene
6Alec Martinez
7Jeff Schultz
G1Jonathan Quick
2Martin Jones