Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty ended his holdout on Thursday night agreeing to an 8 year/$56 million contract with the Los Angeles Kings. Doughty is expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon to take his physical and sign the contract.
The 21 year old defenseman was looking to become the highest paid player on the Kings while the Kings were looking to get him locked up long term. The stalemate ended on Thursday night as Doughty agreed to give up 3 years of unrestricted free agency, and Doughty will average more than the $6.8 million per year Anze Kopitar makes.
Doughty led the Kings in ice time last season. In 2010 he won the gold medal with the Canadian national team, was the second youngest person nominated for the Norris Trophy, and had 59 points.