It’s no surprise that LA Kings Assistant Captain Drew Doughty holds the record for all-time assists by a Kings defenseman. He plays with passion, vision and knows how to distribute the puck to his teammates.
With his assist in tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils, Doughty reached an impressive 334 assists, surpassing Rob Blake, who previously held the record.
Blake, who is the current General Manager and Vice President of the Kings, was drafted by the Kings in 1988 and played 11 seasons with the Kings.
“It means the world,” said Doughty when he learned he had tied the record. “I’ve looked up to Rob Blake my whole life, he’s my GM here now and I absolutely respect him so much.”
“He’s unbelievable and you know, it’s weird that I can say that I tied him.”
Doughty was the second overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Level Draft and it wasn’t long after that, that he made his NHL debut at the young age of 18. He made a name for himself right away as he was name to the All-Rookie Team.
Thus far in his career, Doughty is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, as well as a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and we imagine there is only more to come for the talented defeseman.