LA Kings best players in Week Two: #2 Adrian Kempe
Adrian Kempe had what could be called a career week, posting 3 goals and 2 assists. With numbers like these, the 24-year-old Swede looks like he might be starting to live up to the potential the Kings saw when they drafted him in the first round of the 2014 draft.
Kempe was moved to the first line, and it is obviously paying off so far for both Kempe and the Kings. Much has been said already about the confidence Kempe has been playing with, but it cannot be understated how much this has contributed to his current surge. The youngster looks to have found his identity with the team as well.
For most of his time with the Kings, he was slotted in as a center, which was the position he had played throughout most of his hockey career to that point. Beginning last season, Kempe was moved to the wing, where his skillset and speed seem to be much better suited.
Going forward, the competition for roster spots and playing time will get more intense as the prospects make their way to the big club, but Kempe appears ready to battle for his fair share.