Doughty was presented with the Norris Trophy at the NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Doughty has been nominated for the Norris award on three occasions, but this is his first time taking home the hardware as the league's top defenseman. Last season, his eighth in the NHL, the 26-year-old generated 14 goals, 37 helpers and a career-high rating of plus-24. TSN's Frank Seravalli reports that Erik Karlsson of the Senators, someone who averaged a point per game in 2015-16, failed to garner half the amount of votes as Doughty.
Doughty, who finished the season 14 goals and 51 points, was named a finalist for the Norris Trophy. Doughty has been considered one of the heavy favorites for the award since the season began and this marks the third time he's been named a finalist in his career.
Doughty dished out an assist in Monday's loss to the Canucks. He also notched a game-high six shots on net, but it wasn't enough as the Kings fell by a 3-2 margin. The point was good for Doughty's 50th of the season though, marking just the second time -- and the first in six years -- that he's reached that plateau.
Doughty registered an assist and six shots on goal in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Wild. Doughty has been able to reach the scoresheet in three of the last four, but the real stat that jumps out is the 16 shots on goal in that span. Unfortunately, the aggressive play has only accounted for one marker and the blueliner remains two shy of his career-high 16 goals. However, the 26-year-old has now surpassed last season's 46 points -- 47 to date -- and could crack 50 for just the second time in his career.
Doughty tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's win over the Canucks. The helper came on the man advantage, good for Doughty's 22nd power-play point of the season. The blueliner continues to amass huge amounts of time on the ice and his plus-19 rating is just one off from matching a career best, so keep him rolling.
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