1. Mikey Anderson
As far as in-game experience goes, Mikey Anderson doesn’t have much of it in the NHL, having played just six games for the Kings last season. Still, the Fridley, MN native made the best of his limited time.
In those six games, Anderson registered 10 blocked shots and dished out 10 hits. Again, not the biggest guy (6-feet, 197 pounds), but the UMD alum is nonetheless fearless.
In two games this season, Anderson registered four blocked shots and added two hits to his total.
Not only can Anderson consistently play a sound defensive game, but he even has the ability to quickly join the rush on the offensive side of things.
After how the first two games of the season ended, it’s hard to blame fans of the LA Kings for feeling frustrated. In fairness, though, there are 54 more games to go in the campaign, so look for plenty of things to turn around and look good. Mikey Anderson’s defensive prowess will be no exception.