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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 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
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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.
Source: LAKings.com
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

Drew Doughty scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 6-2 loss to Montreal.

Doughty participated in all of the Kings' offense tonight. Los Angeles did fire 46 pucks at Canadiens' goaltender Carey Price, but they were unable to put a goal on the board until Montreal jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Doughty has now put up two points in back-to-back games. The 25-year-old has three goals and 17 points in 30 games this season. He's currently on pace to surpass the 40-point mark for the third time in his career.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 10:27:00 PM

Drew Doughty had two assists in the Kings' 5-3 victory Thursday night.

Doughty had gone six straight games without recording a point. He's one of the best defensemen in the league, but from a purely offensive standpoint there are significantly better options out there. Still, his 15 points in 29 contests is nothing to sneeze at.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Drew Doughty played only 28:09 minutes on Saturday after playing over 30 minutes in seven of his previous 10 games.

It must have seemed like a night off for the workhorse. Doughty has been playing too much and since he played only 25:36 on Wednesday, coach Darryl Sutter is trying to keep him refreshed as there is still a long way to go in the season.
Source: LAKings.com
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 08:17:00 AM

Drew Doughty saw his five-game point streak come to an end on Wednesday.

Doughty had a goal and four assists during his point streak. On the plus side, he logged 25:36 minutes on Wednesday, making it one of the rare times he spent less than 30 minutes on the ice in recently. Usually less ice time would be bad news, but he expressed a desire to cut back on his shift length and his ice time was so high that him burning out was becoming a long-term concern.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 10:19:00 AM

Drew Doughty set a new season-high by logging 33:40 minutes Tuesday night.

That's after Doughty expressed a desire to reduce his shift length from an average going into Tuesday's contest of 53 seconds to 50. His average shift length on Tuesday was a little over a minute...so, not what he was looking for. He ranks second in the league with an average of 29:10 minutes per game this season.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 09:13:00 AM

Drew Doughty might start playing a little less.

Doughty wants to reduce the length of his shifts from 53 seconds to roughly 50 seconds, which would reduce his per game workload by about a minute and a half. He's logged over 30 minutes in seven of his last nine games, so it seems reasonable to reduce that rather than risk him being burnt out by the time the playoffs start.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 10:39:00 AM

Drew Doughty played 33:07 minutes on Saturday as he surpassed the 30 minute mark for the seventh time in the last nine games.

Doughty also extended his points streak to four games in a row as he picked up an assist. The defenseman now as a goal and 12 points in 21 games this season and is second in time on ice in the NHL to Ryan Suter as he is averaging 28:58, trailing the Wild defenseman by 21 seconds per game.
Source: LAKings.com
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 08:07:00 AM

Drew Doughty extended his point streak to three games on Thursday.

Doughty has a goal and 11 points in 20 contests in 2014-15. He ranks second in the league with an average of 28:45 minutes per game.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Drew Doughty played over 30 minutes for the fifth time in the last six games.

Coach Darryl Sutter wants to limit Doughty's time on ice but decided to go with mostly five defensemen in the third and overtime periods as Jamie McBain saw only three shifts after the second stanza. Doughty picked up his eighth assist of the season on Saturday and now has nine points in 18 games.
Source: LAKings.com
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:45:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Mike Richards
3Jarret Stoll
4Jordan Nolan
5Andy Andreoff
LW1Marian Gaborik
2Dwight King
3Tanner Pearson
4Trevor Lewis
5Kyle Clifford
RW1Dustin Brown
2Jeff Carter
3Justin Williams
4Tyler Toffoli
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Jamie McBain
4Robyn Regehr
5Matt Greene
6Alec Martinez
7Brayden McNabb
8Slava Voynov
G1Jonathan Quick
2Martin Jones