NHL: Five Reasons Drew Doughty Beat Out Veterans To Make Olympic Team

January 5th, 2010 by Warren Shaw Leave a reply »
The Canadian Olympic team announced their 2010 roster which included a who’s who of NHL hockey talent. It was no surprise that NHL standouts such as Jarome Iginla, Sidney Crosby, and Joe Thornton were selected. What was a surprise was the selection of sophomore defenseman Drew Doughty. Equally impressive was that Doughty was selected over all stars such as the Capitals Mike Green, Calgary’s Jay Boumeister and the Blackhawks Brian Campbell. Green lost out over Doughty even though he scored an impressive 31 goals for Washington. Drew was selected over Boumeister even though he possessed veteran experience having been in the league many more years. Doughty has had quite a year. He has managed to contribute to the success of the LA Kings logging impressive minutes on a regular shift, the powerplay and killing penalties. He also has produced impressive offensive numbers averaging nearly a point per game. Doughty recently produced a 4 assist performance in a 6-3 win versus San Jose. Andrew "Drew" Doughty was selected second overall by the Kings in the2998 NHL entry draft, following a standout junior career with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), where he was twic ...

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