Drew Doughty wants to finish his career with the LA Kings.
"It's not that they had to show me or prove to me anything for me to sign here. I always wanted to be an LA King and I want to stay an LA King," Doughty said during the team's exit interviews at Toyota Sports Center today.
The 2018 Norris Trophy finalist can begin discussing a contract extension with the Kings on July 1. His current contract expires at the end of the 2018-19 season.
"I'm a big part of this team, and I have to bring us back to those winning ways again. I take the responsibility along with our other leaders," Doughty said.
Doughty added that he likes the direction the front office is taking the team.
"[General Manager] Rob Blake and [President] Luc Robitaille, they took this job because they want to win and they want to transform this team into their winning ways again," Doughty said. "Whether or not they do a lot in the offseason, I don't know, but we have these young guys coming up that I think are going to make a difference. I think that shows me how much potential we have in the future and I'm good with it and I'm happy to hopefully re-sign here."