|Assets:||Oozes offense and loves to join the rush, often acting like a fourth forward on the ice. Plays with the poise and composure that bely his youth. Has excellent instincts in all three zones and is an outstanding passer.|
|Flaws:||Needs to kick his physical play up a notch at the highest level, since he lacks consistency in that area. Is also prone to careless mistakes, with and without the puck, which he must curb to maximize his all-around upside.|
|Career Potential:||Elite offensive defenseman with upside.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2011-12 (Los Angeles)|
|NHL||Second All-Star Team||2009-10|
|Canadian Major Junior||First All-Star Team||2007-08|
|OHL||Max Kaminsky Trophy||2007-08|
|OHL||First All-Star Team||2007-08|
|Olympic Gold Medal||2010 (Canada)|
|11/23/2011||Fined $2,500 by the NHL.|
|10/29/2011||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|10/16/2011||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|9/30/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to an eight-year contract.|
|11/04/2010||Missed 6 games (concussion).|
|10/23/2010||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|10/21/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/17/2009||Missed 1 game (thigh injury).|
|1/15/2009||Thigh injury, day-to-day.|
|8/11/2008||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/20/2008||Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round (2nd overall) in 2008.|
Sutter happy with the play of Drew Doughty | 05/18/2013 7:35 AM
NewsCoach Darryl Sutter was not happy with the play of his defenseman, save for the effort of Drew Doughty.
ImpactDoughty was a stud on the blueline once again as he played a team-leading 28:28 minutes and scored a power play goal, his second goal of the post-season. "Our defense can clearly do a better job at that (getting more involved in the play), other than Doughty last night," coach Darryl Sutter said. "I think he had . . .maybe nine total attempts, and he had five shots. After that, we were. . .not nearly as involved, or what we were getting from the outside from some guys that are looked on as goal scorers or shooters for their team, what they were doing in the series - things like that." Game 3 will be played on Saturday with the Kings leading two games to none.
Drew Doughty scores first goal of postseason | 05/11/2013 1:02 AM
NewsDrew Doughty scored his first goal of the playoffs 12:37 into the first period of Friday night's eventual series-clinching 2-1 Kings win.
ImpactDoughty beat Brian Elliott with a mid-range snap shot after faking a slapper from the point. Although he played four minutes less than the 29:35 average he entered Friday with, Doughty's 25:02 still led the Kings in ice time. If the Kings are going to repeat this year, they'll need Doughty to be one of the best players on the ice on a night by night basis.
Drew Doughty is picking up huge minutes | 05/09/2013 10:27 AM
NewsDrew Doughty logged a career-high 33:37 minutes in the Kings' 3-2 overtime win on Wednesday.
ImpactDoughty ranks second in the NHL with an average of 29:35 minutes per contest in the playoffs. He has two assists, 16 hits, and seven blocked shots in five postseason games.
Drew Doughty wants more second effort chances | 05/06/2013 3:46 PM
NewsDrew Doughty thinks the Kings can do a better job at getting to rebounds on St. Louis goaltender Brian Elliott.
Impact"He's a good goalie. He makes the first save pretty much every time," Doughty said. "I think the one area struggles is he lets some rebounds, and I think we haven't been doing a good enough job of pouncing on those rebounds and putting in the second effort." There have been just seven goals scored in three games this series, so both teams are looking for more offense.
Drew Doughty picks up an assist in opener | 05/01/2013 11:01 AM
NewsDrew Doughty recorded an assist in Game 1 of the Kings' first-round series.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactDoughty had six goals and 22 points in 48 regular season games. He didn't find the back of the net until March 19, but he seems to have regained his scoring touch and is certainly a threat in that regard as the Kings battle the Blues.
Drew Doughty nets a power-play goal Thursday | 04/19/2013 10:21 AM
NewsDrew Doughty scored a power-play goal on Thursday.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactDoughty got off to a slow start, but he's gotten better as the season's progressed. He has five goals and seven points in nine games this month. He'll look to stay hot on Sunday against Dallas.
Drew Doughty has caught fire recently | 04/14/2013 10:08 AM
NewsDrew Doughty has four goals in his last five games.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactDoughty didn't even score his first goal of the season until March 19, but he's heated up offensively as the season's progressed. He received a wake-up call when Kings Coach Darryl Sutter decided to remove Doughty from the top power-play unit. "It taught me a bit of a lesson," Doughty said. "It's a privilege to be on it. I got another opportunity and made the most of it ... I was definitely frustrated. I didn't have a goal and I wasn't scoring, I wasn't putting up points on the power play. If you're not clicking with the other guys at that time, it's the right thing to do."
Doughty helps Kings beat Ducks | 04/14/2013 6:23 AM
NewsDrew Doughty scored a goal and assisted on Mike Richards' game winner in the Kings 2-1 win over the Ducks Saturday night.
ImpactDoughty logged over 25 minutes of ice time and now has six points in his last six.
Doughty extends goal streak to three | 04/09/2013 11:57 PM
NewsDrew Doughty tallied the opening marker on the powerplay in the Kings' 5-1 loss to Dallas on Tuesday.
ImpactIn a rather ugly offensive outing for the Kings, the bright spot was Doughty, as he extended his goal streak to three games, and now has four markers on the season. The talented defenseman hasn't had his characteristically potent offensive season, but fantasy owners should be pleased with his recent play. He remains a must-start down the stretch.
Drew Doughty gets 5 SOG, 2PIM in loss | 03/22/2013 1:20 AM
NewsDrew Doughty fired a team-high five shots on goal and had two penalty minutes in the Kings' 2-0 loss to the Stars on Thursday night.
ImpactIt's been a very underwhelming season for the 23-year-old who now has just 13 points in 31 games. There's a ton of potential here -- as evidenced by 16-playoff points during the Stanley Cup run -- but it's a reminder that the rise to fulfilling promise for a young player comes with inconsistency.
Drew Doughty hopes to get on goal streak now | 03/21/2013 11:14 AM
NewsAfter scoring his first goal of the season Wednesday night, defenseman Drew Doughty is hoping to get on a roll.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
ImpactPast history says he will. "It was good to get that first one off my back," said Doughty, who scored on his 65th shot of the season, in his 33rd game. "I'm kind of a streaky scorer, so I'm hoping I can get on a little roll now. I've had a lot of good chances, especially tonight - about five or six that could have gone in. It's good that I'm getting those chances. Now I've just got to bear down and put them by the goalie."
Drew Doughty: Coyotes 'like to whine a lot' | 03/20/2013 9:40 AM
NewsDrew Doughty sees the Phoenix Coyotes as whiners.
Impact"I think one is that they like to whine a lot," Doughty said. "At times they remind me of Vancouver with their complaining and stuff like that.I don't know if it's one single guy or anything like that. It kind of seems like a whole team kind of thing. All teams whine, all teams complain, it just seems like this team, especially against us.Seem to do it every night. So that's what frustrates you, and they play you hard, and they're tough to play against. So that also is what bugs you." The Kings just finished playing the Coyotes three times in a week. Los Angeles has won the last two contests and Doughty ended his season-long goal scoring slump on Tuesday.
Doughty records 1st goal of season in 3-2 win | 03/20/2013 1:22 AM
NewsDrew Doughty finally scored his first goal of the season in the Kings' 3-2 victory over the Coyotes on Tuesday.
ImpactDoughty also finished a plus-1 in the game and recorded six shots on goal. It's been a quiet year for the impact defenseman, with just 12 points in 29 games. His offense has subsided since his breakout sophomore campaign. Hopefully, the goal can spark some more production. Jarret Stoll scored the winner in the Kings victory.
Drew Doughty rips the Ducks Monday | 02/26/2013 6:05 AM
NewsDrew Doughty commented that the Los Angeles Kings are a better team than the Anaheim Ducks before Monday's game before the two teams.
Orange County Register
ImpactDoughty said: "To see them up there, a team in our division, a team that I think all of us in here feel for sure that we're a better team than them, that kind of makes us frustrated and not happy with the way our season's gone so far." Coach Bruce Boudreau of the Ducks concurred that the Kings were better saying they are the current Stanley Cup champions but you know that the comment made the rounds in the Ducks dressing room. For the record, Doughty had an assist in the 5-2 win Monday night.
Drew Doughty gets two assists Sunday | 02/18/2013 11:38 AM
NewsDrew Doughty registered two assists in the Kings' 3-2 loss Sunday.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactUnfortunately Doughty was also minus-two, dropping him to an NHL-worst minus-11 rating this season. He also has six points in 13 games this season.
Doughty thinks numbers will improve | 02/14/2013 11:20 AM
NewsCount Drew Doughty among those that aren't happy with the numbers he's put up this season.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactDoughty has no goals, four assists, and a league-worst minus-10 rating in 11 games. "I'm not happy about some things - not scoring points, I haven't scored a goal yet - it isn't a good thing," Doughty said. "Sometimes bounces just don't go your way. We're not scoring a lot of even-strength goals. And if you're playing a lot of minutes, pretty much half the game, you're going to be out there for goals against." At the same time, Doughty is happy with how he's been playing lately and he is confident his statistics will eventually reflect that.
Kings coach has harsh words for Drew Doughty | 02/09/2013 12:29 PM
NewsDrew Doughty is goalless and a minus-eight after nine games with the Kings this season and Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter was asked whether the star defenseman has been pressing.
Impact"No," Sutter said. "I just don't think he's good enough early in games. That's not pressing. We expect a lot out of him. He and his partner are on the ice for too many goals against."
Lots of ice time but D Drew Doughty pointless | 01/26/2013 12:55 PM
NewsStar defenseman Drew Doughty is averaging nearly 30 minutes a game but he has yet to register a point and the Los Angeles Kings have yet to win a game.
ImpactThey started the shortened season 0-2-1 to sit in the basement of the Western Conference standings. The Kings have been outscored 10-4 and are without two of their leading defensemen. Matt Greene is likely out for the season after undergoing back surgery, and Willie Mitchell is recovering from knee surgery. That's put more pressure on Doughty.
Drew Doughty in good shape as camp begins | 01/14/2013 10:42 AM
NewsDrew Doughty has come into training camp in good shape.
ImpactDoughty has had problems in the past coming into camp as he has had difficulty with his weight. But Doughty hired a personal trainer in the off-season and it seems to have made all the difference in the world. "We are all so excited to finally get the season started," Doughty said. "We have all been working hard off the ice. We all feel good and this week is important to get ready for the game. I know we are all going to be ready. We have such a short period of time to get ready that we are sticking to basics and really paying attention to details. Making sure we make those tape-to-tape passes and getting our systems back in our head. We are not trying to kill ourselves physically, but mentally we have to get back in that zone." Doughty came back to have a great playoff so draft him as a top-ten defenseman this season.
|Goals||1||6 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Apr 18||1|
|Assists||2||3 times-last:vs. StL||last:Mar 5||2|
|Points||2||4 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Apr 13||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. CBJ||Feb 15||12|
|Plus/Minus||3||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Mar 9||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||3 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Apr 18||1|
|Power Play Points||2||2 times-last:at Chi||last:Feb 17||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||48 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||48 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shots||6||vs. Phx||Mar 19||6|
|Penalty Minutes||69||2011-12 (LA)|
|Power Play Goals||9||2009-10 (LA)|
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