Drew Doughty re-signs with Kings for 8 years

Drew Doughty re-signs with Kings for 8 years

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Helene Elliott of the LA Kings: The LA Kings have re-signed Drew Doughty to an 8 year contract worth $56 million, a $7 million cap hit. The deal will make him the 3rd highest paid defenseman.

Doughty is schedule to undergo a physical today in LA.

“I’ve been a Kings fan since I was a kid and I was never thinking about going elsewhere,” Doughty said by phone from his home in London, Canada. “I knew it was just a matter of time before it got done and I’m just really excited to be a part of that team for eight years. I hope we can win many Stanley Cups in that time and I’m going to do everything I can to help lead us to that.”