Fantasy Hockey Feature: Arthur Kaliyev remains an untapped asset
Following his return from suspension, Arthur Kaliyev has posted three goals and seven points in nine games for the Los Angeles Kings, averaging 2.3 shots per game. His 3.26 points/60 minutes landed in the 86th percentile of the league and in line with Brady Tkachuk (3.4) and Jack Eichel (3.2). Let’s dig into what made him a coveted prospect, the plummet of his draft stock, his NHL career to date, and the upside moving forward. All data as of the afternoon of November 8th.
Blurbs from Kaliyev’s Elite Prospects page highlight two areas that made him stand out before he was drafted: his ability to hide in the soft areas of defensive zone coverage and his lethal shot. To highlight this, here’s a clip from a game this year against Toronto where he disappears outside the Leafs’ penalty kill and
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