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Drew Doughty fills leadership role with Kings

Drew Doughty fills leadership role with Kings

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has a Norris Trophy resume without actually having won the award as the NHL's top defenseman. But this season, the Kings wanted even more from Doughty, apart from his on-ice contributions.

They needed someone to help fill the leadership void caused by the departures of a quartet of veterans from their 2014 Stanley Cup championship team.

Leadership can be demonstrated in many ways and in the Kings' come-from-behind victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday, Doughty played a key role.

With the Kings trailing by a goal in the third period, Doughty took a hit to the head from Mike Brown. But instead of retaliating against Brown, Doughty took it...