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Drew Doughty  #8

Los Angeles Kings  Defenseman
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: December 8, 1989  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: London, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 213 DRAFTED: LAK / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)    Prospect Bio
Will be playing for his country for the third time - won a silver medal with Canada at the 2009 World Championship and a gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Championship where he was named the Top Defenseman.

At age 20, is the youngest player on the Canadian roster.

His roommate on the Kings, U.S. Olympian Dustin Brown, had to endure a nerve filled night on Dec. 29 as the possibility of being named to Team Canada finally hit Doughty. "I couldn't sleep last night (Dec. 29). I'm going to be honest. It was a pretty tough night for me last night. I was up, then I was sleeping, then I was back and forth. I was pretty nervous. I didn't know what my chances were. I knew I had an outside shot." Doughty got a voice mail at 9:00 a.m. on Dec. 30 from Team Canada executive Doug Armstrong that he had made the team.

Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres