LA Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (right) receives instruction from associate head coach John Stevens (left).
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Los Angeles Kings
defenseman Drew Doughty
enjoyed his best year, in terms of goals, assists and points, in 2009-10, his second National Hockey League
season, when he scored 16 goals and contributed 43 assists for 59 points, with a +20 plus/minus rating and 54 penalty minutes.
This season, the All-Star defenseman has played in 48 games, scoring nine goals and adding 18 assists for 27 points, with a +15 plus/minus rating and 36 penalty minutes.
Those numbers put Doughty on pace to score 15 goals and tally 31 assists for 46 points this season, matching his point total last season. But even though he had better offensive numbers back in 2009-10, if he continues on pace, 2015-16 could turn out to be the finest regular season offensive performance of his career, to date.
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