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NHL: Quinton Byfield ready for healthy season with Los Angeles Kings

NHL: Quinton Byfield ready for healthy season with Los Angeles Kings

Having missed the first three months of his rookie year in the NHL, Quinton Byfield He feels ready for a healthy start to his second season with the Los Angeles Kings.

The 19-year-old center was supposed to make his NHL debut in the Kings’ season opener, but breaking his left ankle in a pre-season game frustrated his plans. He finally played his first match on January 20th.

“The start of the season is in the middle of the road, when everyone is really on their way and I got injured, it’s really tough, but there are no excuses in the hockey world. I think this year I will be ready for more,” Byfield said at the conclusion of Kings development camp earlier in July. . »

In the first round of 2020, second in the overall standings, the Kings scored five goals and 10 points in 40 matches last year. He found the back of the net for the first time on January 27 in a duel against the New Yorkers.

Despite his mediocre offensive production, Byfield is confident in his ability to spark attack. Therefore, his training focused on improving his defensive game and facing confrontations. He hopes to get more playing time this season on the third streak of Kings.

Byfield struggled in the playoffs. After being disqualified in the first two games of the series against the Edmonton Oilers, with a minus-2 record and four penalty minutes, he was disqualified for the next five games.

“I still have a lot to prove. I think I will be much better next season,” concluded the young striker.

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