Drew Doughty RUMORS & NEWS

  • Burns, Doughty, Karlsson named finalists for Norris Trophy

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson can win the James Norris Memorial Trophy for a second straight season and third time in his NHL career. Karlsson, Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks and Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings were named finalists Friday. The winner will be announced at..." April 30

  • Doughty: ‘There’s no way we can go down another game’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Here’s the thing about trying to come back from a 3-0 series deficit: It’s still really, really hard. Only four teams in NHL history have ever done it, versus 178 that have tried and failed, per whowins.com. So even though the Kings did it in 2014 against the Sharks, they really don’t..." April 18

  • Kings' Drew Doughty is making a case for recognition at awards time

    Los Angeles Times "The campaign season, hockey style, won't be starting with an attack ad, talking points or efforts to reach across the aisle. Instead, the Drew Doughty for Norris Trophy movement simply continues on the road, certain to pick up momentum this week because the Kings defenseman and his teammates..." December 14

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    Rich Hammond @Rich_Hammond

    Doughty said he expects his minutes/game to return to the 24-25 range. Said it kind of like a kid being forced to eat veggies.

  • Kings plan to lower Drew Doughty's ice time

    The Score "The NHL's reigning leader in ice time may be getting a bit of a break. Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, who skated a total of 2377:40 in 2014-15, was told in exit meetings last spring that the club wants to cut his minutes from 29 minutes to 25 minutes per game, reports Elliotte..." September 17

  • Doughty has embraced role as mentor to younger Kings

    Fox Sports West "The image of Drew Doughty, now 24, as a young child telling the camera that he wants to be a hockey player when he grows up is an image that forever will live on in the minds of Los Angeles fans. But the Kings' defenseman isn't so young anymore. Last season, Doughty skated with defenseman..." October 11

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    LAKingsPR @LAKingsPR

    FYI: Drew Doughty is not slated to participate in on-ice activities today because of an upper body injury that occurred during training.

  • Kings believe Doughty’s upper-body injury isn’t serious

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings indicate that key defenseman Drew Doughty dodged a bullet despite leaving Thursday’s game against the San Jose Sharks with an upper-body injury. LA Kings Insider passes along word from head coach Darryl Sutter on Friday that Doughty even has an outside chance of playing for..." April 05

  • If it’s the Olympics, then it’s Drew Doughty Time

    Yahoo! Sports "When Canada won gold in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, coach Mike Babcock had nothing but praise for defenseman Drew Doughty. Granted it was weird, hyperbolic praise, but praise nonetheless. “He’s just better and smarter than everybody else,” Babcock said in Dec. 2010 via the LA Times, months..." February 13

  • Drew Doughty comes to the defense of Jonathan Quick

    Los Angeles Times "Kings defenseman Drew Doughty scoffed at the notion, put forth by Sharks forward TJ Galiardi, that goalie Jonathan Quick engages in “a little embellishment.” Doughty stood up for his goalie Quick, a spirited defense, and then said the San Jose player is a noted diver. He took issue with the..." May 23

  • Doughty struggling on defense

    L.A. Daily News "The numbers don't look good for Kings defenseman Drew Doughty. His plus-minus defensive rating is a team-worst minus 10 after only 11 games of the lockout-shortened season. He also has only four assists and isn't the Kings' leading scorer among their bruised and battered defensemen. Slava..." February 14

  • Kings player Drew Doughty will not face sexual assault charges

    Los Angeles Times "Citing insufficient evidence, Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to file sexual assault charges Wednesday against L.A. Kings player Drew Doughty, who was investigated by Hermosa Beach police in connection with a sexual assault allegation. The allegations date to March 1, when a 25-year-old..." July 19

  • Attorney: Doughty rape charge decision expected Tuesday

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider, there won't be any decision regarding possible rape charges for Drew Doughty today — but one is expected to come tomorrow. Craig Renetzky, Doughty's attorney, told Hammond that a decision for the case is "not likely to occur" on Monday, but "will..." June 26

  • Doughty embracing the pressure in Los Angeles

    NHL.com "When a 21-year-old kid signs a document that will pay him $56 million, there are going to be changes. For Drew Doughty, he made the transition from promising young star to highest-paid player on his team in September, but it didn't go as smoothly as he would have hoped. After missing training..." June 04

  • Kings' Doughty blossoms with tough love

    Vancouver Province "Drew Doughty had won an Olympic gold med-al and been a Norris Trophy finalist when John Stevens joined the Kings' coaching staff in June 2010 to over-see the defencemen. At 20, Doughty thought he knew it all, and who could blame him? His early success had pretty much given him a pass even when..." May 30

  • Drew Doughty gets assist in becoming dominating defenseman for Los Angeles Kings

    Los Angeles Times "Drew Doughty had won an Olympic gold medal and had been a Norris Trophy finalist when John Stevens joined the Kings' coaching staff in June 2010 to oversee the defensemen. At 20, Doughty thought he knew it all, and who could blame him? His early success had pretty much given him a pass even..." May 28

  • For Kings' Dwight King and Jordan Nolan, a big change of scenery

    Los Angeles Times "The forward did not have to ring twice. In this case, Dwight King only had to knock once. Last week King was able to break the news to Manchester Monarchs teammate Jordan Nolan that they were both being called up from the minors by the Kings with a quick knock on his door. "He said to wake..." February 15

  • KINGS 1, PHOENIX 0 (OT): Doughty leaves no doubt in L.A.'s victory

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings will close their outdoor skating rink at L.A. Live today with a final skate in which they'll generate fake snow in 80-degree weather. If only they could figure out a way to generate offense across the street at Staples Center. The Kings have a new coach in Darryl Sutter, but the..." January 06

  • Drew Doughty's performance evaluated after Kings' weekend games

    Los Angeles Times "For Drew Doughty, the weekend reviews were almost as expected after having missed two weeks because of an injured right shoulder. The defenseman played at Phoenix on Saturday and at Colorado the following day and was a minus-two and had one assist in the Kings' loss to the Avalanche. "Drew..." November 02

  • Kings to go into Tuesday's home opener without Drew Doughty

    Los Angeles Times "Those were a costly few seconds in Philadelphia. Flyers rookie forward Zac Rinaldo managed to take out Drew Doughty, the Kings' top defenseman, and Dustin Penner, one of their top six forwards, in one first-period flurry. Rinaldo could have probably glared at someone and caused another injury..." October 18

  • Doughty camping out with Knights

    Ottawa Sun "Recently acquired goalie Jake Patterson will never forget his introduction to the London Knights. One of the first shots the 17-year-old Sault Ste. Marie native faced in practice was from NHL all-star defenceman Drew Doughty. The Los Angeles standout has vowed to continue skating with the..." September 21

  • Kings say it's business as usual without Drew Doughty

    Los Angeles Times "Despite the absence of unsigned defenseman Drew Doughty, the Kings said their first day of training camp in El Segundo was business as usual. "The plans do not change at all," Coach Terry Murray said Saturday. "We're going to miss Doughty. I wish he was here to be a part of it. He's a very..." September 18

  • Cautious NHL bosses play nice on Stamkos, Doughty

    The Globe and Mail "They are two of the best and brightest young stars in the NHL, and both are locked deep in difficult contract negotiations with their teams after only their third season. One is Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos, the first overall pick in the 2008 draft who has already hit the 90-point..." July 09

  • Doughty makes amends as Kings even up series

    L.A. Daily News "Drew Doughty admitted he flubbed a defensive assignment in Game 1 that led to a San Jose goal. Let's just say the Kings defenseman made up for it in Game2. Doughty was involved in every goal Saturday as the underdog Kings seized home ice from the Sharks with a decisive 4-0 victory in Game 2..." April 17

  • Run-in with Doughty overblown: Hall

    Edmonton Journal "Taylor Hall had a good chuckle about his second run-in of his rookie season with Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty the night previous, as he caught the visiting rearguard in the mouth with the butt end of his stick as he dodged a check along the boards. Asked if there was a running feud..." February 04