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Doughty Selected to NHL All-Decade First Team

Drew Doughty joins Crosby, Ovechkin, Kane, Keith and Fleury on NHL's All-Decade First Team

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

NHL All-Decade Team: 2010-19

NHL All-Decade: First, Second Team revealed

Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane and Alex Ovechkin lead the All-Decade First Team, while Patrice Bergeron and Erik Karlsson headline the Second Team

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Drew Doughty can add another accomplishment to an already impressive resume.

The Norris Trophy winner and two-time Stanley Cup Champion was named to the All-Decade First Team by the NHL.

Doughty, along with Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Alex Ovechkin, Duncan Keith and Marc-Andre Fleury were selected by a panel of NHL general managers, NHL hockey operations staff, NHL.com writers and on-air talent from NBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports.

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For insight into the first team, NHL.com spoke to former NHL forwards and current NHL Network analysts Ryan Callahan and Scott Hartnell, who battled against the six players throughout the decade.

"A guy that you think you had in the corner on a forecheck and the next thing you know you're the one on your behind and he's skating the puck out, like galloping out there," Hartnell said.

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Doughty was seventh among NHL defensemen in points with 439 (101 goals, 338 assists) in 772 games from 2010-19 and second at the position in total ice time in the decade (20,571:15) behind Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild (20,651:36).

He had 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) and averaged 26:09 of ice time in the Kings' 2012 championship run and had 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) and played 28:45 per game in the playoffs when they won the Cup in 2014.

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"I had a chance to play with Doughty in juniors his rookie year in Guelph (of the Ontario Hockey League), and I remember when he came in there, within the first two weeks I said to my dad, 'This kid is going to be special,'" Callahan said. "Just watching him the first couple of weeks, I was very impressed. His skating, his skill, everything was off the charts. He's all over the ice. He's always in the play."

The All-Decade second team is made up of forwards Evgeni Malkin (Penguins), Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins) and Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning), defensemen Erik Karlsson (San Jose Sharks) and Zdeno Chara (Bruins), and goalie Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers).

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