• Kings' Doughty Cuts Weight For 2015-16

    News: Drew Doughty is expected to report to camp around 195 pounds after playing above 200 pounds in each of his previous seven seasons, Mark Whicker of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
    Analysis: After averaging a career-high 29:00 of ice time last season, a more than three-minute jump from 2013-14, Drew Doughty is hoping a sleeker frame will keep him better conditioned to stay on the rink for roughly half a game. The Kings don't want Doughty to get too far under 200 pounds and risk a decline in his ability to outmuscle opposing forwards, but for conditioning purposes, the weight drop should help him. In addition to the career-high minutes total, Doughty recorded seven goals and 46 points last season en route to a runner-up finish in the Norris Trophy balloting.
  • Doughty Points Twice In Kings' Loss

    News: Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal and dished out a power-play assist Tuesday in a 4-2 loss to Edmonton. He ended up minus-2 on the evening.
    Analysis: Drew Doughty's been producing offense pretty inconsistently of late -- over the last nine games, he's got seven scoreless efforts and a pair of two-point nights. It adds up to a solid on-paper season, but Doughty's not currently in any danger of rekindling last season's hype machine that had some calling him the NHL's best player during the playoffs. Heck, the Kings are now looking at somewhat long odds just to make the postseason this year.
  • Kings' Doughty Snaps 24-Game Goal Drought

    News: Drew Doughty scored for the first time in 24 games and chipped in a power-play assist while going plus-3 Thursday in an 8-2 win over Edmonton.
    Analysis: Drew Doughty's tally was just his second goal in his last 39 games, and he still doesn't have a power-play goal this season. But he does have a respectable 43 points -- his highest total since 2009-10.
  • Kings' Doughty: Three Assists In Last Four

    News: Drew Doughty recorded an assist, but went minus-3 in Saturday's loss to the Canucks.
    Analysis: Drew Doughty has notched three assists in his last four games, though a minus-5 rating during that stretch has put a damper on that production. He's still sitting at plus-1 overall for the season, so there's not much reason to think Doughty will be a risk in that department going forward. Fantasy owners should probably have more concerned about Doughty's goal drought, which was extended to 19 games Saturday. He has found the net net just once over his last 34 contests.
  • Kings' Doughty Helps Out In Win

    News: Drew Doughty dished out a pair of helpers and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Edmonton.
    Analysis: A much-needed good outing for Drew Doughty, who showed up on the defensive side of the box score too, blocking five shots (his highest total since Feb. 12). He'd been cold in recent days, with just a lonely assist and a minus-2 rating over five games coming in, but you can't keep him down for too long.
  • Two Assists For Kings' Doughty

    News: Drew Doughty handed out two helpers and skated to a plus-2 in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche.
    Analysis: Drew Doughty now has four points in his last three games and 35 in 57 contests this season. He's an absolute beast on the back end for the Kings as well, spending an average of 29:26 on ice, including a game-high 4:59 on the man advantage in this one. Already in his seventh NHL season, the 25-year-old is having his best campaign in some time, although he would still need a miracle to top his career-best 59-point explosion from 2009-10 as a sophomore.
  • Kings' Doughty Nabs Assist In Loss

    News: Drew Doughty recorded an assist and four shot attempts in 29:10 of ice time in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Bruins.
    Analysis: Drew Doughty failed to record a single goal in January, despite putting up 32 shot attempts in 12 games. He was able to save face by picking up eight assists during the month, and his strong shot totals bode well for his chances of ending the goalless streak in the near future.
  • Kings' Doughty Has Three-Game Assist Streak

    News: Drew Doughty picked up an assist in Wednesday's loss to the Devils.
    Analysis: The blueliner has gathered at least one helper in three consecutive games, continuing what has been another impressive season. While Drew Doughty will probably never reach the 59-point total he hit during his second season in the league, he's still unquestionably one of the more valuable defenseman in both real-life and fantasy terms.
  • Kings' Doughty Adds To Assist Total

    News: Drew Doughty collected a pair of helpers and logged a whopping 33:45 of ice time in Saturday's shootout loss to the Jets.
    Analysis: Saturday marked the fourth time in five games Drew Doughty has logged over 30:00 of ice time. The 25-year-old has been on a tear of late, recording 13 points (two goals) in his last 14 games. On pace for 50 points, Doughty is a must-start every game.
  • Kings' Doughty Picks Up Assist

    News: Drew Doughty registered an assist in his 28:43 of ice time in Saturday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Predators.
    Analysis: The good times keep rolling for Drew Doughty, despite taking a minus-2 rating in the loss. He's recorded at least a point in all put three of his last 12 games, making him a no-brainer in any fantasy lineup.