Forward- right wing
Games Played: 51
Shots on Goal: 67
Blocked Shots: 27
Penalties In Minutes (PIM): 128
Average Time On Ice (TOI): 11:02
Dorsett is a tough, and gritty player who is a serious grinder foo the New York Rangers. Most fourth line players don’t get much attention, unless they are Paul Bissonnette. Dorsett will drop mitts with anyone on the ice, regardless of size and will protect all of his teammates. He isn’t going to post big points, but he will put up a big fight in the name of his teammates. Dorsett is also smart about his fighting and his penalties. He reminds guys when not to fight based on more severe penalties. He did sustain a broken leg this season and was temporarily replaced by Daniel Carcillo on the fourth line. Dorsett fought his way back into the line-up and is showing why he deserves to be there.
Dorsett isn’t meant to do more than what he is already doing. He started the season taking a lot of really bad penalties and forced way too many short-handed situations. He’s got to keep the penalties under control to give his team the best chance at a long post season run.
Post Season Prediction:
Dorsett will make his presence known much like Arron Asham did last year. His gritty play will help Dorsett, and the rest of the Rangers, play the type of physical play needed against the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round. He won’t post the big points, but he will make sure his opponents feel his presence. They might feel it in their face, or as they lay on their back looking up at the ceiling after he takes them down.