NHL Top Ten Players So Far This Season
By: Matt Federbusch
1. Steven Stamkos (TB) 20 points, 11 goals, 9 assists
Stamkos has been fantastic so far. He is second in goals this year and second in points. The reason I put him first on this list is because he is the most offensively balanced player in the league right now and has been a huge part in the Lightning’s success.
2. Sidney Crosby (PIT) 23 points, 8 goals, 15 assists
Sidney Crosby, what can I say? As a Ranger fan, I despise the guy but I can’t say I don’t respect his talent. He leads the league in points but most of those points have surprisingly been assists, not goals. He still leads the Penguins with 8 goals but he has definitely shared the wealth with 15 assists.
3. Alexander Steen (STL) 18 points, 12 goals, 6 assists
Steen leads the league in goals right now and has been huge for the Blues so far. He currently has a point streak of seven games.
4. Phil Kessel (TOR) 18 points, 9 goals, 9 assists
The Toronto Maple Leafs are having a great year so far. They are first in the Atlantic division. Kessel is the main reason for their success, having a balanced 9 goals and 9 assists
5. Henrik Sedin (VAN) 19 points, 3 goals, 16 assists
Sedin hasn’t scored a lot of goals this far, but he has been a fantastic playmaker, leading the NHL with a jaw-dropping 16 assists.
6. Alex Ovechkin (WSH) 15 points, 10 goals, 5 assists
Ovechkin cooled down in the last few years, but he has been scorching so far with 10 goals early in the season.
7. Kyle Okposo (NYI) 17 points, 4 goals, 13 assists
The Islanders have been playing well so far and Okposo has helped a lot with 13 assists, 3rd most in the league right now.
8. Matt Duchene (COL) 14 points, 9 goals, 5 assists
Colorado is in first in the Central Division and Duchene has been huge, leading the team in points and goals.
9. Frans Nielsen (NYI) 16 points, 8 goals, 8 assists
Along with Okposo, Nielsen has been great for the Islanders as well, having a solid 16 points and 8 goals.
10. Joe Pavelski (SJ) 16 points, 6 goals, 10 assists
San Jose is first in the Pacific Division and Pavelski has been a terrific playmaker with 6 goals and 10 assists.
Matt Federbusch is an avid sports fan and a Jets season ticket holder. Besides the Jets, He also supports the Knicks, Rangers, and Mets. His favorite all-time Jet is Curtis Martin.