Leading the New York Islanders with 34 goals this season, Anders Lee proved he could be the power forward the Islanders needed in the wake of Kyle Okposo’s departure. Not scared to take bumps and bruises in front of the net, Lee bounced back from a 15-goal effort in 2016-17 and was the team’s lone bright spot at several points in the season. But can he be the same player again in 2018?
Lee scored 34 goals this season. That’s more than Evgeny Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin and Jeff Carter. His 17.8 shooting percentage was better than every player in the NHL with more goals than him. With only 191 shots in 2016-17, it’ll be interesting to see if the Islanders make him shoot more next season. The team’s resident garbage man, Lee was all about working hard in traffic. Many of his goals weren’t …
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