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Drew Doughty

by Staff Writer / Chicago Blackhawks
QUICK FACTS

•Through the first six games of the 2008 OHL playoffs, ranks second on the team and fourth
overall with seven (3-4--7) points.

• Finished ninth in scoring among OHL defensemen with 50 points and his nine power-play
goals ranked him third on the Guelph Storm in 2007-08..

• Was one of four 2008 draft-eligible players to help Team Canada win gold at the 2008 World
Junior Championships. He was named Top Defenseman of the tournament after recording
four assists (0-4--4) in seven games. Doughty became just the fifth Canadian defenseman to
win the award (Marc Staal 2006, Dion Phaneuf 2005, Bryan McCabe 1995, Gord Kluzak 1982)
and the first to win the award before being drafted into the NHL..

• Was named as an alternate captain for the 2008 OHL All-Star Classic and also participated in
the 2007 OHL All-Star Classics.

• Was voted Best Offensive Defenseman in the 2007 and 2008 OHL Coaches Poll and was also
named to the OHL All-Rookie Team in 2005-06..

• Represented Canada at the 2007 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Finland and in 2006
at the World Under-17 Championship.

HE SAID IT

On his style of play: “My style as a hockey player is more just of an offensive defenseman. I
know that in my first two years with the Guelph Storm I was pretty much a solid offensive
defensemen and wasn't very good in my own zone. This year, playing in the Super Series
(against the Russians) and at World Juniors, I really worked on my defensive game.Now I hope
people not only see me as an offensive defenseman, but as a two-way player.”

THEY SAID IT

Guelph Storm head coach Dave Barr: 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.”

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