“I would have been glad to go anywhere, but just because I loved L.A. so much when I was a little kid, it's just unbelievable to be here.”
As fast as his ascent to full-time duty came, Doughty hasn’t forgot how he got there.
“I owe a lot to my coaches at Guelph,” said Doughty, who earned a silver medal for Team Canada at the 2009 World Championships and won a gold medal for Team Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championships, where he was named Top Defenseman of the tournament. “I learned so much from my first couple years there. I was pretty much a straight offensive defenceman and they taught me to become a more of a complete player. I owe so much to my teammates, all the staff there, the owners, everything. Without them I wouldn't be here, that's for sure.”
So, where does Doughty go from here? Part of a team that is turning heads both in the Western Conference and throughout the league, the future seems to hold great promise for both the defenceman and his teammates.
“I am going to do everything I can to help them be a better team,” he offered.