LA Kings: Who stood out the most among the LA Kings rookies?

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Nominee No. 3: Jaret Anderson-Dolan

Center Jaret Anderson-Dolan started this season on the LA Kings taxi squad, but he took advantage of it when he got his chance to play. He slotted in as the center of the third line with Trevor Moore and Carl Grundstrom, and the trio clicked right away. Anderson-Dolan particularly excelled, putting up three goals and two assists in only six games.

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As fate would have it, the 21-year-old rookie would suffer an upper-body injury that required him to miss the next twelve games. Anderson-Dolan would return to the lineup, but his momentum from his hot start offensively was slowed. In 34 total games played, he would end up with seven goals and four assists for a total of 11 points.

Even with the ups and downs of his rookie season, Anderson-Dolan has shown he can be an effective NHL player. He will be a solid part of the Kings bottom-six group of forwards and could potentially see spot duty in the top six. It will be interesting to see what Anderson-Dolan can do with a full season of games played under his belt.