Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is pretty good at hockey. It was for this reason that he won the Norris Trophy this past season as the NHL’s best defenseman.
Doughty displayed his blistering slap shot in a promotional video for Easton this week, which led to a tragic end for three unfortunate mannequins.
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After watching the video, I had one big takeaway, why were the mannequins wearing helmets? As if those helmets would save them from the wrath that is Drew Doughty.
Doughty, 26, has become a superstar defenseman in the NHL over the past few seasons, producing a lot of points and playing a very responsible game in his own end.
The London, Ontario-born d-man netted 14 goals and 51 points with a plus-24 rating this past season with the Kings, playing a key role in the club’s return to the postseason after falling just short in 2014-15.
In 606 NHL games, all with the L.A. Kings, Doughty has racked up 80 goals and 318 points with a +63 rating. He is also a big-time contributor in the playoffs. He’s been the driving force for two Stanley Cups with the Kings and has tallied 51 points in 81 career postseason games.
Another big thing to point out from the video is that he is wearing the alternate captain’s “A” on his jersey. The 2016-17 season will likely be his first year with a letter on his chest with the Kings.
The two-time Stanley Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist has certainly done it all since turning pro in 2008, and now Los Angeles will rely on him even more now that he is a member of the leadership group.
If tearing through limbs of mannequins with hockey pucks isn’t a sign of a leader, I don’t know what is.
Covering News and the Carolina Hurricanes for The Hockey Writers. Senior writer for SB Nations’s CanesCountry.com. Former editor of CardiacCane.com (2013-2016).
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