1. Michael Amadio
I really like Michael Amadio, but the LA Kings have an abundance of centers. The former third-round pick scored six goals with ten assists in 68 games last year to go along with a 54.6 CorsiFor percentage and 1.6 CorsiRel value. So the Kings controlled the puck when Amadio is on the ice, but forcing offensive opportunities on his own remains a challenge.
He was good for a 2.4 oGAR and 1.5 dGAR last year, which are respectable numbers. He’s responsible with the puck, but, as noted, his individual offensive abilities are league-average. That’s not to say Amadio is a bad player by any means. But the Kings are going to be forced to make some difficult decisions.
According to Natural Stat Trick, Amadio the Kings scored 42.9 percent of their goals when Amadio was on the ice, compared to 46.7 percent when he was off-ice. The 24-year-old will be a restricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 season, and with Alex Turcotte at least a year off, it’s entirely plausible that Amadio survives the year on the roster.