With the NHL season kicking off tomorrow, here are the top 10 players right now.
Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators The No. 1 pick of the 2017 NHL Draft was a big-time talent in his rookie season, leading the Senators to a Stanley Cup Final appearance and a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
He also had two goals and four assists in eight playoff games, as the Senators advanced to the Western Conference Finals.
Karlsson’s production has continued this season, as he’s scored nine goals and 12 assists in 24 games, while adding two goals in six games in the Western Hockey League playoffs.
Karlsons offensive game is also very much on display, as a strong second-line winger, he has nine points (four goals, six assists) in 24 playoff games.
He’s also a huge body with excellent shot-blocking ability and good skating ability.
Karlson’s defensive game has also improved since his rookie year, as his plus-6 rating this season ranks second in the league among defensemen.
Jonathan Huberdeau, Arizona Coyotes Huberseau has been a standout defenseman in his first two seasons with the Coyotes, and he continues to play at a high level, with a +12 rating in 40 games.
This season, Huberdes has two goals, three assists, a plus-2 rating and a plus plus-4 rating.
His scoring is on a pace to rival his previous best season in 2018-19, when he scored seven goals and 19 assists in 67 games.
The Coyotes have also been aggressive in the defensive zone, allowing just nine goals on the power play this season.
Dylan Strome, Edmonton Oilers Dylan Stroms top line with Olli Juolevi and Connor McDavid is a top pairing for the Oilers.
The team has won five of their last six games.
Strome has eight points (two goals, four assists) and a +13 rating in 22 games, including a goal and three assists in a 5-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Monday.
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Alex Ovi is the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 draft, and has established himself as one of the top players in the National Hockey League.
He has seven goals in 25 games, and leads the league with a plus percentage of 61.5.
Ovi has also posted four power-play goals, while scoring twice in the shootout.
Ovehkin’s offensive production has also been very high, as Ovi leads the NHL with a team-high plus-5 rating, and a team best plus-17 rating.
Jake Virtanen, Florida Panthers The No, 1 overall pick of last year’s draft has been dominant this season for the Panthers.
He leads the team in goals with 14 and is second on the team with 30 points.
Virtanens top line of Christian Ehrhoff, David Perron and Michael Chaput has been fantastic, as they are tied for third in goals, and tied for sixth in points.
The Panthers have also outscored opponents in the second period of games, winning all four games.
Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres Jack Eichselstetter is on pace for his best NHL season yet, with an NHL-best 21 goals and 35 assists in 39 games.
Eichse is fourth in the League with a .918 save percentage, and is third with a 2.00 goals against average.
He ranks second with a league-high four shutouts.
Connor McAdam, Edmonton Jets McAdam has had a great start to the season for Edmonton, and his offensive numbers have jumped.
He led the Oilers with eight goals in eight games, before he was pulled after two periods, with the Oilers losing 2-1 to the Vancouver Canucks.
McAdam is second in points with 28 points, and fourth in goals (nine) with 21.
McAdams offensive numbers are also on the rise, as two goals this season and four points in five games in his last six contests.
Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild Zach Paris has been the No