LA Kings: Team’s three most improved players in 2021

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2. Jaret Anderson-Dolan

He’s unfortunately injured now, but in just six games so far this season, Jaret Anderson-Dolan has made a real impression.

Anderson-Dolan didn’t show much offensively over his first two professional seasons. He entered this year with just one assist in nine NHL games in addition to eight goals and 30 points in 55 AHL games.

He looked like a different player the second he was inserted into the lineup this year, though. More assertive and confident with the puck, he had three goals and five points in those six games before getting hurt, even putting together back-to-back multi-point efforts.

The Kings will have a lot of young forwards trying to carve out spots on the roster over the next couple of years, so it’s going to be important for players like Anderson-Dolan to take advantage of the opportunities they get. He was certainly opening some eyes with his play and hopefully will pick up where he left off when he returns.