While some members of the Montreal Canadiens have disappointed many fans since the start of the season, a few players, among other clubs, got off to a surprising start. Here are seven:
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Troy Terry, Attaquant – Ducks d’Anaheim
In his first 11 games of the season, Troy Terry scored 13 points, including seven goals. It’s an amazing production for the 24-year-old American who was drafted in 2015 in the fifth round (148 .).NS in total) by ducks. Terry had already given a glimpse of his talent last season, racking up 20 points in 48 games.
Lucas Raymond, striker – Detroit Red Wings
While we expected more from Trevor Zegras, of the Canadian Ducks, or Cole Caufield, of the Canadian, it was Swede Lucas Raymond, of the Detroit Red Wings, who temporarily dominates the column of top scorers among the rookies. With 10 points in 11 games, he is ahead of his German teammate, defender Moritz Seider, who is also enjoying a promising start in the National Hockey League.
Kevin Schattenkirk, défenseur – Ducks d’Anaheim
There are plenty of surprises to duck, and few observers expected veteran Kevin Shatenkirk to produce as much. In his second season at Anaheim, the 32-year-old defender has 12 points in the same number of games. He has already come close to 15 points he earned over the past season, which he then participated in 55 encounters with.
Rasmus Asplund, Forward – Buffalo Sabers
Swedish youngster Ramos Asplund certainly wasn’t a very popular choice among swimming pools. However, the 23-year-old striker, who plays for the Buffalo Sabers, scored eight points, including four goals, in 10 games. He’s collected at least one point in his last five encounters, even scoring two goals, including overtime, in a 4-3 win over the Ducks on October 28 in Anaheim.
Jesse Puljujarvi, Attaquant – Oilers d’Edmonton
At the age of 23, striker Jesse Poliojarvi finally seems to want to live up to expectations, as he was named fourth overall by the Oilers in the 2016 draft. Regularly running on the same streak as Conor MacDavid, the young present started. Season with 12 points in 10 games.
Drake Patterson, forward – Ottawa Senators
After dominating the American League in Belleville, forward Drake Paterson has slowly begun to establish himself as an influential player in the National Hockey League. With 34 points in 56 games last season, he performed very well, but thanks to his 11 points, including five goals, in 10 games since the start of the season, Paterson has exceeded all expectations.
Timo Meyer, Forward – San Jose Sharks
After a mandatory break after testing positive for COVID-19, Swiss striker Timo Mayer started the season with a big hit with 11 points in eight matches. There’s no doubting Mayer’s potential, but the player has been far less productive in the Sharks’ last two seasons, scoring 66 points, including 30 goals, in 2018-19.
Supervisor of many goalkeepers
Many goalkeepers to excel at the start of the season: Fredrik Andersen (Caroline), Sergey Bobrovsky (Florida), Igor Shesterkin (New York/Rangers) and Elvis Merzlikins (Columbus), to name a few. In Edmonton, Mikko Koskinen was also a surprise, scoring 7-1-0.
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