LA Kings: Three undervalued players entering 2021 season

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Blake Lizotte surprised and broke camp last year with the LA Kings squad.

Entering training camp in 2019, few, if any, expected Blake Lizotte to crack the LA Kings roster. But he did.

Even better, Lizotte had a solid rookie season by leading all LA Kings rookies with 23 points. Those numbers may not exactly leap off the page, but the 2019-20 campaign nonetheless saw Lizotte establish himself as one of the hardest workers on a rebuilding LA Kings squad.

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This paired with his playmaking abilities — 10 of his 17 assists last season were primary — the native of Lindstrom, MN, more than made up for his diminutive 5-foot-7, 172-pound frame. Plus, he’s only making $925,000 this coming season, so the LA Kings do have Lizotte at a discount.

For now, at least.