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Hockey Night in Canada After Hours: Drew Doughty

The defenseman talks about his rivalries, love for the LA Kings and how his daughter has changed his life

by LA Kings @LAKings /

After the LA Kings' win over the Calgary Flames, Drew Doughty sat down with Scott Oake and Cassie Campbell-Pascall as their guest on Hockey Night in Canada's After Hours.

The trio talked about his rivalry on the Flames, how he negotiated his new contract and the recent addition to the family.

"We won the game, that's all that matters," Doughty said, when asked about the matchup. He downplayed his rivalry with Matthew Tkachuk, noting that he has a rival on almost every opponent. "It's just part of my game," Doughty explained.

The defenseman, who is in his first year of an eight-year $88-million dollar contract, had no doubt that he wanted to stay with the LA Kings.

"I've always wanted to be a King for my entire life," Doughty said. Part of that desire to come to Los Angeles was because his idol, Wayne Gretzky, played for the Kings.

Doughty's life changed drastically this fall when he and his wife, Nicole, welcomed their first child, a baby girl.

"It's great," Doughty said. "I used to go home after a loss and if I didn't play great, I'd be up until 4 am thinking of all the things I could have done better. Now when I go home and see my daughter, I'm just happy." 

Will she be a hockey player?

"We'll see," Doughty said. 

If she's anything like her dad - we're in for a treat.

Watch the full interview: 

Video: Drew Doughty joins After Hours on HNIC

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