Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Kings reached a verbal year contract.
Doughty has returned to the fold just two days after team governor Tim Leiweke made a public plea, through the LA Times, for the young blueliner to resolve his differences with the club.
The 21-year-old had been a restricted free agent after his initial three-year, entry-level contract expired, but was unable to come to terms on a deal and had missed out on training camp and the majority of the preseason.
A second-overall pick by Los Angeles in the 2008 draft, Doughty posted 11 goals and 40 points with a plus-13 rating in 76 regular-season games a season ago. In a first-round playoff loss to San Jose, Doughty added two goals and two assists.
In 239 games over three NHL campaigns, the London, Ontario native has compiled 33 goals and 126 points and is a plus-16. He's added five goals and 11 points in 12 postseason appearances.
Doughty was a Norris Trophy finalist two years ago.