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Doughty Breaks the Record For 'Most Assists by an LA Kings Defenseman'

The fiery LA Kings veteran becomes the all-time leader in assists by a defenseman and 'it means the world'

by Robyn Dutton @LAKings /

It's no surprise that LA Kings alternate captain Drew Doughty holds the record for all-time assists by a Kings defenseman. He plays with passion, vision and knows how to distribute the puck to his teammates. 

With his assist in tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils, Doughty reached an impressive 334 assists, surpassing Rob Blake, who previously held the record. 

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Blake, who is the current General Manager and Vice President of the Kings, was drafted by the Kings in 1988 and played 11 seasons with the Kings. 

"It means the world," said Doughty when he learned he had tied the record. "I've looked up to Rob Blake my whole life, he's my GM here now and I absolutely respect him so much."

"He's unbelievable and you know, it's weird that I can say that I tied him."

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Doughty was the second overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Level Draft and it wasn't long after that, that he made his NHL debut at the age of 18. He made a name for himself right away as he was named to the All-Rookie Team.

Doughty is already a two-time Stanley Cup Champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and we can only imagine what else the talented defeseman will accomplish in his career.

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