Poolers: The top-100 forwards in the NHL

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After flirting with a point-per-game harvest in his second season in the NHL in 2019-20 (61 points, including 24 goals, in 68 games), Svechnikov had an impressive playoffs, in which he won. unfortunately was slowed down by an injury. Expectations were very high for the 21-year-old Russian for the 2020-21 campaign. His harvest of 39 points (13 goals, 26 assists) in 52 games has left many on their appetites.

How to explain this slight drop in yield? First and foremost by enormous bad luck. Indeed, Svechnikov had only one point on 54.55 percent of the goals scored by his team 5-on-5 while on the ice. Among forwards who have spent at least 100 minutes on the ice 5-on-5 this season, Svechnikov is 14th and last among the Hurricanes, and 353rd out of 438 in the entire NHL. His main trio companion, Sebastian aho, yet sits at 73.53 percent in that regard, and Svechnikov had averaged over 63 percent in his first two NHL seasons.

Chief among the reasons for this decline is his shooting percentage, which is only 9.2 percent, compared to 11.1 percent for his entire career. However, he led on average the same number of shots per game (2.7) as in the previous season.

The prolonged absence of the excellent Teuvo Teravainen, with whom he mainly plays along with Aho on the first line, also partly explains Svechnikov’s setbacks. When Teravainen fell in battle for February 19, Svechnikov’s production fell to neutral for about twenty games. He had just 10 points, and just three goals, in 21 games, with an anemic 5.2 percent shooting percentage between February 20 and April 4.

Video: CAR @ TBL: Svechnikov marks the left circle in AN

Even so, Svechnikov had a rather unique season in 2020-21, thanks to his greater physical involvement. Indeed, he maintained an average of over two shots per game and two hits per game for the first time in his career. To give you an idea of ​​the value to be placed on such a season, you should know that there have been only 30 occurrences, by 19 previous players, since the arrival of Svechnikov in the NHL in 2018-19 of a campaign of at least 0.5 points per game, with two throws and two shoulder strikes per game.

Among these 19 players, only Alex ovechkin, on three occasions, and his teammate Vincent Trocheck this season have done better than his average of 0.75 points per game.

So imagine how special Svechnikov’s production could be if he manages to ward off bad luck next season!

Here is the ranking of the 100 best forwards for poolers. This is a ranking based on current performance, but also on the player’s history, as well as their expected future performance.

* WHEAT = Injured, but reassessed daily

1. Connor mcdavid, C, EDM
2. Leon draisaitl, C / AG, EDM
3. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
4. Auston matthews, C, TOR
5. Artemi Panarin, AG, NYR
6. Brad Marchand, AG, BOS
7. Mikko Rantanen, AD, COL
8. Mitchell marner, AD, TOR
9. Sidney crosby, C, PIT
10. David Pastrnak, AD, BOS
11. Patrick kane, AD, CHI
12. Alex Ovechkin, AG, WSH
13. Gabriel Landeskog, AG, COL
14. Mark Stone, AD, VGK
15. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
16. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
17. Jake guentzel, AG / AD, PIT
18. Max Pacioretty, AG, VGK
19. Jonathan huberdeau, AG, FLA
20. Alex DeBrincat, AG / AD, CHI
21. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
22. Evgeni malkin, C, PIT
23. Sebastian Aho, C, CAR
24. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
25. Brayden Point, C, TBL
26. John tavares, C, TOR
27. Vincent Trocheck, C, CAR
28. Mika zibanejad, C, NYR
29. David Perron, AD / AG, STL
30. Kyle connor, AG, WPG
31. Evander kane, AG, SJS
32. Teuvo Teravainen, AG / AD, CAR
33. Ryan o’reilly, C, STL
34. Kirill Kaprizov, AG, MIN
35. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK
36. Sean Couturier, C, PHI
37. Ondrej Palat, AG, TBL
38. Andrei Svechnikov, AG / AD, CAR
39. Brock Boeser, AD, VAN
40. JT Miller, AG / AD, VAN
41. Tyler seguin, C / AD, DAL
42. Jason robertson, AG, DAL
43. Pavel Buchnevich, AG, NYR
44. Tom wilson, AD, WSH
45. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
46. Brady Tkachuk, AG, OTT
47. Blake wheeler, AD, WPG
48. William nylander, C / AD, TOR
49. Mats Zuccarello, AD, MIN
50. Elias Lindholm, C / AD, CGY
51. Ryan strome, C / AD, NYR
52. Vladimir Tarasenko, AD, STL
53. Johnny Gaudreau, AG, CGY
54. Tyler toffoli, AG / AD, MTL
55. Joe pavelski, C, DAL
56. TJ Oshie, AD, WSH
57. Kevin fiala, AG / AD, MIN
58. Martin Necas, AD, CAR
59. Jonathan marchessault, C / AG, VGK
60. Jakub voracek, AD, PHI
61. Claude Giroux, C / AG / AD, PHI
62. Bryan rust, AD / AG, PIT
63. Jordan staal, C, CAR
64. Tomas hertl, C / AG, SJS
65. James van riemsdyk, AG, PHI
66. Anthony Duclair, AG, FLA
67. Sam reinhart, C / AD, BUF
68. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
69. William karlsson, C, VGK
70. Matthew Tkachuk, AG, CGY
71. Andre Burakovsky, AD / AG, COL
72. David Krejci, C, BOS
73. Taylor hall, AG, BOS
74. Oliver bjorkstrand, AG / AD, CBJ
75. Phil kessel, AD, ARI
76. Bo Horvat, C, VAN
77. Ryan nugent-hopkins, C / AG, EDM
78. Jamie Benn, AG, DAL
79. Anthony mantha, AD / AG. WSH
80. Jakub vrana, AG, DET
81. Kasperi Kapanen, AD / AG, PIT
82. Jared mccann, C, PIT
83. Nazem kadri, C, COL
84. Pavel Zacha, C, NJD
85. Jesper bratt, AD / AG, NJD
86. Travis Konecny, AD, PHI
87. Josh Anderson, AD, MTL
88. Dustin Brown, AD, LAK
89. Brayden schenn, C / AG, STL
90. Chandler Stephenson, C, VGK
91. Conor Garland, AD, ARI
92. Nico Hischier, C, NJD
93. Andrew Copp, C / AG, WPG
94. Sam bennett, C, FLA * WHEAT.
95. Marcus Foligno, AG, MIN
96. Nino Niederreiter, AD / AG, CAR
97. Clayton keller, AD / AG, ARI
98. Alex tuch, AD / AG, VGK
99. Mike Hoffman, AG / AD, STL
100. Dominik kubalik, AG / AD, CHI

Injured: Jonathan toews, C, CHI; Jack Eichel, C, BUF; Elias Pettersson, C, VAN; Alexander Radulov, AD / AG, DAL; Nikita Kucherov, AD, TBL; Gustav nyquist, AG / AD, CBJ; Brendan Gallagher, AD, MTL; Filip Forsberg, AG, NSH; Steven stamkos, C, TBL; Zach Hyman, AG, TOR; Carter Verhaeghe, AD, FLA; Nikolaj Ehlers, AG / AD, WPG; Patric hornqvist, AD, FLA; Chris Kreider, AG, NYR; Tomas Tatar, AG, MTL

Honorable mentions: Jordan greenway, AD / AG, MIN; Drake batherson, AD, OTT; Tim stützle, AG, OTT; Christian Dvorak, C, ARI; Jaden schwartz, AG, STL; Kailer yamamoto, AD, EDM; Cam Atkinson, AD, CBJ; Joonas Donskoi, AG / AD, COL; Nick suzuki, C / AD, MTL; Victor Olofsson, AD / AG, BUF; Sean Monahan, C, CGY; Craig smith, AD, BOS; Logan Couture, C, SJS; Jack Roslovic, C, CBJ; Yanni Gourde, C, TBL; Patrik Laine, AG / AD, CBJ; Joel farabee, AG, PHI; Timo meier, AD / AG, SJS

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