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Defenseman Drew Doughty, Kings Agree to Deal

Kings' defenseman and 2010 Norris Trophy finalist Drew Doughty speaking to the media during the Kings' Hockey Fest 2010. LAist/Jimmy Bramlett
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Restricted free agent defenseman Drew Doughty and the Kings agreed to a deal according to Kings Vice President of Communications and Content Michael Altieri via Twitter earlier tonight. The Kings issued an official press release 25 minutes later.

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, it is an eight-year deal worth $56 million.

Doughty, who turns 22 on Dec. 8, was drafted second overall by the Kings in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in the 2008-09 season and was a Norris Trophy finalist after the 2009-10 season. In 239 games played he has 33 goals and 93 assists for 126 points with 178 penalty minutes. In 12 playoff games he has five goals and six assists for 11 points with 12 penalty minutes.

More on this tomorrow after the Kings' morning skate prior to their playoff game in Anaheim against the Ducks.