Drew Doughty

Drew Doughty finds the right negotiator for his new eight-year, $88-million deal with the Kings — himself

Drew Doughty finds the right negotiator for his new eight-year, $88-million deal with the Kings — himself

So often on the ice, Drew Doughty takes matters into his own hands. So it would make sense for him to do so off the ice.

When it came to negotiating a contract extension with the Kings, Doughty eschewed his representation and took the unusual route of dealing with general manager Rob Blake himself. That resulted in the eight-year, $88-million extension that became official Sunday, along with the signing of Ilya Kovalchuk.

“He did a good job,” Blake said of Doughty.

It wasn’t an easy move for Doughty, who has been represented by Don Meehan and Mark Guy of Newport Sports Management.

“My agent did an amazing job for me forever and I’ll be friends with him until the...

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