Prospect Ramblings: Radar Players, Broadway Breakouts, and the Calder Favorite?

Julian Mongillo

2021-02-12

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With injuries, postponements, and COVID-19 beginning to pile up for teams during this young season more and more rookies are getting their opportunity this season. While the teams may not be too happy having to rush the development of their prospects it sure gives the fans around North America something to salivate about. If you’re a fantasy manager looking to build a true dynasty these players should all be in your plans. 

 

Kings Crowned with NHL Firsts

 

A pair of Los Angeles Kings players recently earned their first NHL goals with the club. American-born Arthur Kaliyev reminded us how good of a goal scorer he was in the OHL claiming his first goal in a Kings uniform in his first NHL game. The goal came in the young winger’s first game with the team back on February 2, 2021, against the rival Anaheim Ducks. 

 

 

Jaret Anderson-Dolan also accomplished the same feat a few days after Kaliyev, on February 7, 2021, against the Vegas Golden Knights. Unlike Kaliyev, Dolan has played nine NHL games over his previous two seasons after playing the majority of those seasons in the AHL. 

 

The Kings have been riddled with injuries early on in the season, which has forced these two youngsters into the lineup. Expect Dolan to have closer to a full-time role this season compared to Kaliyev while both of them can continue to be monitored as far as fantasy appeal goes.

 

Young Ducks Looking to “Quack” NHL Lineup

 

If you haven’t jumped onto the Trevor Zegras train yet you better do it before it takes full flight. In case you missed his performance in the 2021 World Junior Championships, Zegras led the tournament in scoring with 18 points in seven games and even claimed tournament MVP honors. He picked up right where he left off to begin the AHL season with the Anaheim Ducks m