Drew Doughty NHL Hockey defenseman Illustrated

LA Kings defensemen Drew Doughty.

The defenseman Drew Doughty of the NHL Los Angeles Kings art showing the hockey player battling for the hockey puck on the ice - this illustrated painting of NHL Drew Doughty Doughty is 5 feet by 6 feet, acrylic on unstretched canvas.

About Drew Doughty

Drew Doughty is a defenseman who currently plays for and is an alternate captain for the Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 NHL. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings from the 2011–12 NHL season and the 2013–14 NHL season, two-time Olympic gold medalist with the Canadian national team at Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014, 2009 World Championship silver medalist, 2008 World Junior Championship gold medalist, and a Norris Trophy finalist from the 2009–10 and 2014–15 NHL season winning the trophy in 2016.  (Thank you Wikipedia, for that information)

Quotes from Drew Doughty

 Here is a straight forward quote about playing hockey in this generation of the game.  Although hockey is a team sport it used to have big individual stars that relied on their own handling of the puck and scoring.  Here’s what Drew says about the game now,   “What you can expect to do is go to the net hard.  The goalies are so good these days if you’re not getting screens in front, if you're not getting rebounds or tips, goals aren't going to go in.”

Of course I like it when Doughty says something in a deadpan sort of way.  When asked about a particularity hard foul on another player Drew said,  "Generally, out West that's not a penalty."  Drew is sensitive about penalties s he is well known for spending back to back time in the penalty box.

Random Information I cam across about Drew Doughty 

 Drew Doughty is a famous Canadian ice hockey player, who was born on December 8, 1989. As a person born on this date, Drew Doughty is as the 63rd most popular celebrity for the day (December 8) and the 244th most popular for the year (1989). People born on December 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Drew Doughty is the 1442nd most popular Sagittarius. Aside from information specific to Drew Doughty's birthday, Drew Doughty is the 465th most famous Canadian and ranks 4th in famous people born in London, Ontario, Canada. In general, Drew Doughty ranks as the 17954th most popular famous person, and the 117th most popular hockey player of all time.

Hockey Painting of LA Kings Defenseman Drew Doughty #8 art

Hockey Painting of LA Kings Defenseman DrewDoughty is 11” x 14” ink on drafting film, I had a great opportunity last season to go to the first game of the Stanley Cup  in Los Angeles.  As my son-in-law says  "Drew Doughty is a superstar defenseman."    He is an integral part of the well-oiled machine that is the LA Kings.  One of the nicest things a teammate can say about another is what teammate Justin Williams says,  "Doughty gets better as the season progresses.  The great thing about him is he doesn't know how great he really is."

Drew tells an interesting story about how he started playing as a defenseman.  "Back when I was a kid in London I was a forward all the way until major bantam hockey.  Then one day we were short some defenseman at camp so they asked if I would play back on defense for a couple games.  I had been on the team for a while and I had kind of established myself so I tried it out and it and I played well.  So my coach asked if I minded switching to defense and I was happy to and it worked out."

When anyone asks about his ability to play his supporters tell you all Doughty needs to do is go out and play his game. “Drew is a very simple kid – what you see is what you get,” veteran Sean O’Donnell says. “He doesn’t over think things. Whether he makes a good play or a bad play, he moves on. He’s got a short memory.”

Once again, it all goes back to his mindset. “On the ice I’m not worried about making a mistake,” Doughty says. “I’m never thinking, ‘If I make this play, what can go wrong?’ I’m thinking, ‘When I make this play, it’s going to happen the proper way and I’m going to make it.’ That helps me. I don’t get down on myself. Of course I’m angry for a little bit, but I get over it pretty quickly. I go back out there and I’ll make that same play again.”

Hockey Painting of LA Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick #32 art

Hockey Painting of Jonathan Quick #32, Goalie for the LA Kings blocking a shot art is 11” x 14” ink on drafting film

Because of the quality of play Jonathan Quick, who is considered one of the best hockey goalies in the NHL, it surprised me to find out that he was picked 72nd overall in the 2005 draft.  72nd?   With the LA Kings he had won two Stanly Cups, 2012 and 2014, and awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable player of the 2012 Stanly Cup playoffs.

In an article by Lisa Dillman, Dustin Brown was talking about the line between confidence and arrogance, and described how Jonathan Quick sets the tone for the veteran-heavy Kings by trending toward the first quality.
"It's more of the same with Quickie," Brown said. "It's just the type of confidence he exudes, really. It's a trickle-down effect. When you have a goalie who is not arrogant but very confident, it goes a long way in the demeanor of the whole team.
"Quickie's quiet. He'll make a glove save and he won't do the big 'I-saved the puck' [flourish]. I guess that's the only way I can explain it. He'll make a save that he has no business making and he'll act like it's a routine save."
Including what was considered by many to be the save of the season, on Blake Wheeler of the Winnipeg Jets at Staples Center on March 29. Quick was down, on his belly, and raised his leg to make an incredible kick save.
"The Scorpion Kick or whatever they call it," Brown said. "It's like that. Saves like that he shouldn't make. He doesn't make a big deal about it. But if you're looking from the other team, you're like: 'Did he really just make that?

 My son-in-law, who first got me interested in hockey and especially the LA Kings, plays in a hockey league.  His team is named the "Ice Holes" and he is the most penalized player on the team.  I will write about that some other time.  The interesting part is their goalie - who is a woman.  I did not realize this until after watching a number of his games.  With her pads, gloves, chest/arm protectors, pants, etc., she stands well over six feet with her skates on.   One would never know she was hidden under all that gear.  I have seen her do an incredible butterfly save and pop back up in a second. In front of the goal she can move side to side like the fabled cat.  To grab a puck on the ice I have seen her crawl on her belly like a reptile.  As the saying goes, she "controls the space."   A puck coming in at 8o+ miles per hour as a good hard (amateur) slap shot to the body is not always  painless.  Getting knocked down is close combat can lead to other pain.  Yet she takes the pain better than a man.  No whining.  She has been through childbirth.  Try that for pain Mr. Hockey Player.   So when it is time for teams in my son-in-law's league to choose players they - "pick the girl"

Dustin Brown image LA Kings art painting

NHL playoffs painting LA kings Dustin Brown art is 12" by 16" ink and acrylic on 1980's Sporting News hockey pages (newsprint) mounted on canvas board.

One of my favorite Dustin Brown quotes is from when he first came to the Los Angeles Kings.  Quote: ““The first thought I had coming in on the plane was that there were palm trees and I couldn’t believe they played hockey here.”  #DustinBrown #NHLhockey #LAKings

Image LA Kings Painting Jonathan Quick


Hockey Art Image of Jonathan Quick, goalie for the LA Kings painting is 48" x 60" acrylic and ink on unstretched canvas.  One of my favorite quotes from Jonathan Quick is  " You play 60 minutes and you try to stop the puck for your teamates, that's the thought process.  Everyone gives up the goal and it's part of the game"  That is something a lot of the fans fail to appreciate. As he has said that sometimes there is going to be a blog post or commentary calling him and idiot.  He has the hardest job on the ice- protecting the goal. And he is one of the best.  Sports Artist John Robertson

Image of Drew Doughty LA Kings Defenseman Sports Painting


Sports painting. Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty  The sports image by John Robertson is painted on brown paper approximately 4 feet by 7 ½ feet, acrylic. It is the first time I have painted large-scale on paper and was an experiment to see how the paint acts on it’s surface.  I liked the watery consistency of the paint which adds to the nature of a hockey player.  It gives the image a feeling of more action.  My object in painting is not to paint illustratively.  It is about expressing the idea of hockey and the individual player without representing the person exactly.  Photographs do that quite nicely.