2. Theodore’s big year continues
This has been quite the year for Shea Theodore who is on a trajectory towards becoming one of the best young two-way defensemen in the National Hockey League.
Having emerged as a real stud on the blueline for the Golden Knights this year, Theodore is proving that he belongs in the upper-echelons of defensemen in the league.
And it was another strong outing for the 24-year-old against the Kings, who finished with a point, five shots on goal, one blocked shot and two Takeaways in 26:55 minutes of total ice time.
In other words, it was yet another monster performance from Theodore in a long line of them this year, and the defenseman hasn’t even reached his peak yet which is scary news for the rest of the NHL.
You need defense in order to win championships and you also need absolute horses to log monster minutes on a night-to-night basis, and the Golden Knights have that in Theodore.
He was dominant against the Kings and his goal came on the power play, slapping home a rebound for his 11th goal of the year.
Theodore has already achieved career-high in assists (33) and points (44) this year, while becoming a cornerstone piece of this franchise.
If the Golden Knights are to embark on a deep postseason run this year, then they will need Shea Theodore to maintain his current level of play.