Recently acquired goalie Jake Patterson will never forget his introduction to the London Knights.

One of the first shots the 17-year-old Sault Ste. Marie native faced in practice was from NHL all-star defenceman Drew Doughty.

The Los Angeles standout has vowed to continue skating with the Knights until his contract dispute with the Kings is resolved.

"I was skating with the rest of the pros at home here last month and when they left, I just stayed on with the Knights," the 21-year-old Doughty said. "I thought it would be better to skate with a team that's getting ready to start a season than just go on my own and it's worked out well."