Why Pavel Dorofeyev Should Be On the Playoff Roster

A surprising omission from the playoff lineup was the uprising forward, Pavel Dorofeyev. Why should he be on the roster?
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Pavel Dorofeyev has had an incredible season. The Vegas Golden Knights forward scored 13 goals in the regular season, establishing himself as a growing left winger. Such growth should warrant a playoff roster spot, right?

Sadly, that's not the case, for he was left out of the starting 12 for the Golden Knights. Granted, Vegas won Game 1 against the Dallas Stars. However, the Russian winger should be rewarded for his productivity this season.

Let's explore why Dorofeyev should be on the roster for the playoff run. What makes the winger worthy of helping the Golden Knights seek a repeat? How does he make Vegas better?