Kings sign first-round pick Drew Doughty to three-year contract

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LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on three-year entry-level contract with defenceman Drew Doughty, the club's first-round pick in the 2008 entry draft.

Terms of the deal, announced Monday, were not disclosed.

Doughty, 18, played in 58 regular season games this past season for Guelph of the Ontario Hockey League and recorded 13 goals and 37 assists, along with 68 penalty minutes.

In 10 playoff games, the six-foot, 219-pound blue-liner from London, Ont., had 3 goals and 6 six assists.

Doughty, chosen second overall, was one of four 2008 draft-eligible players on Canada's gold medal-winning team at the 2008 world junior championships. He was named top defenceman of the tournament after recording four assists in seven games.

He recently took part in Canada's national junior team development camp in Ottawa and the Kings' annual development camp in El Segundo, Calif.



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