Drew Doughty was born on December 8, 1989 in London Ontario. He had a standout junior career for the Guelph Storm and was a member of the gold medal winning Canadian team at the 2008 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic.
In what many were calling the best draft in years, Doughty was taken second overall by the Los Angeles King in 2008 and to the surprise of many, the defender cracked the Kings lineup out of his very first training camp.
Doughty's first NHL campaign was a steady build, but his continuous improvement throughout the year showed that the Kings had selected wisely at the draft the previous June and culminated with his addition to the Canadian team at the 2009 World Hockey Championships.
In 2010, Doughty's career continued on the fast track, he was the youngest member of the Canadian team that captured gold on home soil at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
In 2011-12 Doughty was a key part of the Los Angeles Kings club that stormed through the Western Conference playoffs and defeated the New Jersey Devils to capture the first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Doughty brought his game to a new level in the post-season, providing the Kings a stable force on the back end and chipped in with 16 points in 20 games.
Drew Doughty was chosen to represent team Canada at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Doughty was arguably the tournaments top defencemen, tallying 4 goals and 2 assists, good for 6 points in the tournament, leading team Canada to the gold medal.
During the 2013-14 season, the Kings once again made it to the Stanley Cup Final where they would defeat the New York Rangers in five games. The win gave Doughty and the Kings their second Stanley Cup in three years.
In 2015-16, Doughty notched 14 goals and added 37 assists while appearing in all 82 games for the Kings. He once again proved to be a physical force and one of the game's best two-way defencemen. For his efforts, he was awarded the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the defenceman who demonstrates the greatest all-around ability in his position.
In the summer of 2016, Doughty would add more silverware to his already crowded trophy case. He was part of the dynamic defensive group that helped Canada to capture the World Cup of Hockey.