Thursday, June 09, 2016

College Hockey's Influence on the NHL's Scoring Race

2015-16 NHL Leaders
Points
1.
106
2.
89
3.
85
4.
82
  
82
6.
78
  
78
  
78
9.
77
  
77


While I was perusing some NHL hockey stats at hockey reference, I didn’t realize that three of the top-10 scorers in the NHL had college hockey experience. I guess that seems about right since 31% of the NHL's players comes from college hockey. Looking at the top-10, we have a Minnesota Gopher, a Wisconsin Badger, and a Boston College Eagle. I also find it interesting that they all finished with 78 points. 

What's even more remarkable is that Johnny Gaudreau has only been in the NHL for just over two seasons. This past season, he scored almost a point a game. In 79 games, Gaudreau scored 30 goals and 78 points. 

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