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Drew Doughty Named To NHL’s 2008-09 All-Rookie Team

LAS VEGAS, NV — On June 18, the National Hockey League announced that Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team for the 2008-09 season during the league’s annual awards celebration.

Doughty, 19, scored six goals and added 21 assists for 27 points in 81 games this past season. He led the Kings in ice time, averaging 23:49 per game, which also led all NHL rookies.

Doughty, who was selected by the Kings in the first round (second overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, was named as the Kings Outstanding Defenseman and Best Newcomer.

Joining Doughty on the All-Rookie Team are goaltender Steve Mason (Columbus), defenseman Luke Schenn (Toronto), and forwards Patrik Berglund (St. Louis), Bobby Ryan (Anaheim) and Kris Versteeg (Chicago).

The NHL All-Rookie Team is chosen by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association from the best rookies in the NHL at each position for the season based on their performance that year.  The team consists of one goalie, two defensemen and three forwards and has been selected every year since the 1982–83 NHL season.

In order to be considered a rookie in the NHL, the player must be eligible to win the Calder Trophy, having played fewer than 25 NHL games the previous year (or fewer than 26 NHL games the previous two years) and must be under the age of 26 on September 15 of the season in which he is eligible.

Photo: Drew Doughty. Courtesy Los Angeles Kings/NHL.


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