Drew Doughty carried the Stanley Cup around the ice at Staples Center, having achieved his dream when the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the 2012 Final.
Smiling and cheering, he looked to pass the Cup to his beaming defense partner. On that day, it was Rob Scuderi.
But it very nearly was another player, one who was available 11 picks after the Kings took Doughty No. 2 in the 2008 NHL Draft, and who could have given Los Angeles two franchise defensemen from that class.