Terms of the deal were not released as of this writing but when splitting up the years, the cap hit will be about $7 million a season.
On the Kings' twitter feed, Doughty is quoted as saying, "I've always wanted to be here. My heart (is with) all the guys in the room, the organization, the fans and everything."
The deal makes Doughty one of the highest paid defensemen in the NHL.
The former second overall selection in the 2008 draft ends all speculation of offer sheets and rumours of trades and could start playing as early as Saturday night in Anaheim for a preseason tilt with the Ducks.
Considering all pros and cons of the contract, here are seven reasons why this contract makes sense for the Kings, as well as Doughty.