North American Skater
Canada
Drew
Doughty
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 219
LAST CLUB TEAM: Guelph, OHL
BIRTHDATE: December 8, 1989
MID RANK: 2
HOMETOWN:
FINAL RANK: 3
BORN IN: London, ON, CAN

NHL Director of Central Scouting, E.J. McGuire

Strengths: “Drew’s strengths are poise and defensive acumen – that is the ability to know when to jump up in the rush, the ability to know when to stay back, when to join the rush late and when to lead the rush. He has a ton of experience in the international game at all levels and brings that to the ice every night for the Guelph Storm.”

 

Areas to improve: “Ability to pace himself. There are times when he plays so much and so hard at the beginning of the game that he is a little tuckered by the end of the game, but at that point usually it’s so close that they need him on the ice.”

 

Outlook: “He is a defenseman around which a team is going to build their next 10 years. A lot of his hockey experience translates into on ice intelligence; it’s hard to find that in a young defenseman. Drew probably is one of the guys, most able to step into the NHL next year.”

 

Guelph Storm head coach Dave Barr

“The enthusiasm that he brings every time he steps on the ice, whether it's a practice or a game, is what makes him a special player, along with his high skill level. Drew has a very high patience level in regards to holding onto the puck and making decisions, and he usually makes good decisions with the puck.”