The Three Biggest Surprises for the Vegas Golden Knights This Season

The 2023-24 NHL regular season is closing, with numerous ups and downs behind it. Who stood out as a surprise for the Golden Knights?
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2. Pavel Dorofeyev

Pavel Dorofeyev
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Also, expect Pavel Dorofeyev to get more playing time as a Golden Knight if he returns. The Russian winger scored 13 goals in 45 games this season, establishing himself as a pure offensive weapon. While he needs to bulk up a bit this offseason, Dorofeyev is tracking to also become a key forward for Vegas.

With incredible moves and crazy handles, Dorofeyev has slowly grown into a fan favorite. He's expected to be a restricted free agent this offseason. It'd be wise to offer the Russian star a good contract this summer.