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LA Kings defensemen Drew Doughty

LA Kings defensemen Drew Doughty.

The defenseman Drew Doughty of the NHL Los Angeles Kings art showing the hockey player battling for the hockey puck on the ice – this illustrated painting of NHL  LA Kings Drew Doughty Doughty is 5 feet by 6 feet, acrylic on unstretched canvas.Drew Doughty LA Kings hockey defenseman skating in a grolup of other hockey players trying to get the puck away from eachother.

About Drew Doughty

Drew Doughty is a defenseman who currently plays for and is an alternate captain for the Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 NHL. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings from the 2011–12 NHL season and the 2013–14 NHL season, two-time Olympic gold medalist with the Canadian national team at Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014, 2009 World Championship silver medalist, 2008 World Junior Championship gold medalist, and a Norris Trophy finalist from the 2009–10 and 2014–15 NHL season winning the trophy in 2016.  (Thank you Wikipedia, for that information)

Quotes from Drew Doughty

Here is a straight forward quote about playing hockey in this generation of the game.  Although hockey is a team sport it used to have big individual stars that relied on their own handling of the puck and scoring.  Here’s what Drew says about the game now,   “What you can expect to do is go to the net hard.  The goalies are so good these days if you’re not getting screens in front, if you’re not getting rebounds or tips, goals aren’t going to go in.”

Of course I like it when Doughty says something in a deadpan sort of way.  When asked about a particularity hard foul on another player Drew said,  “Generally, out West that’s not a penalty.”  Drew is sensitive about penalties s he is well known for spending back to back time in the penalty box.

Random Information I cam across about Drew Doughty

Drew Doughty is a famous Canadian ice hockey player, who was born on December 8, 1989. As a person born on this date, Drew Doughty is as the 63rd most popular celebrity for the day (December 8) and the 244th most popular for the year (1989). People born on December 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Drew Doughty is the 1442nd most popular Sagittarius. Aside from information specific to Drew Doughty’s birthday, Drew Doughty is the 465th most famous Canadian and ranks 4th in famous people born in London, Ontario, Canada. In general, Drew Doughty ranks as the 17954th most popular famous person, and the 117th most popular hockey player of all time.

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Drew Doughty #8 Hockey Painting of LA Kings Defenseman art

LA Kings Drew Doughty

I had a great opportunity one season to go to the first game of the Stanley Cup  in Los

Hockey Painting of Drew Doughty #8, Defenseman for the LA Kings skating with the puck towards the goal is 11” x 14” ink on drafting film.

Hockey Painting of Drew Doughty #8, Defenseman for the LA Kings skating with the puck towards the goal is 11” x 14” ink on drafting film.

Angeles and see Drew Doughty of the LA Kings play..  As my son-in-law says  “Drew Doughty is a superstar defenseman.”    He is an integral part of the well-oiled machine that is the LA Kings.  One of the nicest things a teammate can say about another is what teammate Justin Williams says,  “Doughty gets better as the season progresses.  The great thing about him is he doesn’t know how great he really is.

How Drew Doughty Started Playing Defensemen

Drew tells an interesting story about how he started playing as a defenseman.  “Back when I was a kid in London I was a forward all the way until major bantam hockey.  Then one day we were short some defensemen at camp so they asked if I would play back on defense for a couple games.  I had been on the team for a while and I had kind of established myself so I tried it out and it and I played well.  So my coach asked if I minded switching to defense and I was happy to and it worked out.”

When anyone asks about his ability to play his supporters tell you all Doughty needs to do is go out and play his game. “Drew is a very simple kid – what you see is what you get,” veteran Sean O’Donnell says. “He doesn’t over think things. Whether he makes a good play or a bad play, he moves on. He’s got a short memory.”

Once again, it all goes back to his mindset. “On the ice I’m not worried about making a mistake,” Doughty says. “I’m never thinking, ‘If I make this play, what can go wrong?’ I’m thinking, ‘When I make this play, it’s going to happen the proper way and I’m going to make it.’ That helps me. I don’t get down on myself. Of course I’m angry for a little bit, but I get over it pretty quickly. I go back out there and I’ll make that same play again.”