4 development tips from 40-goal scorer (and late-bloomer) Anders Lee

How do you score 40 goals in one NHL season?

“A lot of hard work, good chemistry with your linemates, and a little bit of puck luck,” said New York Islanders forward Anders Lee, who in his sixth season in the league registered a career-best 40 goals and 62 points. “It’s nice when the work you’re putting in starts paying off.”

A three-time member of the U.S. Men’s National Team, the 27-year-old native of Edina, Minnesota, native shares four development tips for youth hockey players.

1. Be an athlete, not just a hockey player.

2. Trust the process and embrace failures.

3. Taking a break, but looking ahead

4. Offseason development

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