Found September 30, 2011 on NHL Hot Stove:
Kings’ fan can collectively sigh and catch their breath.  Amid rumors of impending offer sheets and their star defenseman’s desire to resume his career in another city, Drew Doughty will continue to play his home games at the Staples Center.  Late last night, Doughty agreed to an eight-year deal worth $56 million.  In addition, the Kings signed free agent forward Trent Hunter to a one-year, $600,000 contract.  These moves push the Kings to within $1.7 million of the salary cap limit. Doughty, a 212-pound defenseman from London, Ontario, clearly represents the present and future of the Los Angeles Kings.  After being drafted in the first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Doughty produced an effective 27 point season although he did struggle defensively, ending the season with a -17 rating.  He improved both offensively and defensively into his second season with 59 points and a +20 rating.  Last season was somewhat of a disappointment for Doughty and the Kings as his point producti...
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