Who Has Been The Most Surprising Player For Each NHL Team To Start 2019-20?

Who Has Been The Most Surprising Player For Each NHL Team To Start 2019-20?

The following article was originally posted on TheHockeyNews.com featuring ECAC Hockey standouts Taylor Fedun, Sam Lafferty and Devon Toews and their NHL success this season. Only ECAC Hockey players are feutured in this portion. For the full article click HERE

by Steven Ellis

Heading into the final week of October, we’ve started to get a sense of what teams and players are going to produce this season. Soon, the “still too early” claims will begin to die down and real excitement – or real panic – will begin. So, with more than 10 percent of the campaign in the books, it’s time to start breaking down each team’s strengths and weaknesses and the storylines surrounding them.

Dallas Stars
Defenseman Taylor Fedun has looked great with Jamie Oleksiak. The pairing’s expected goals-against per 60 minutes sits at 1.49 heading into weekend action, the fifth-best ranking in the league. Fedun’s four assists have been a nice bonus, too.

New York Islanders
Defenseman Devon Toews showed signs of real potential as a rookie last season, and with seven points in his first 10 games, he’s asserting himself as a key piece on the Islanders’ blueline. He’s making a real impact, both on the ice and on the scoresheet.

Pittsburgh Penguins
He didn’t even make the team out of training camp, but Sam Lafferty exploded with five points in a two-game stretch shortly after getting called up. He hasn’t found the scoresheet since Oct. 13 and his ice time has dipped, though, so it’s a question of whether he’s done enough to warrant a spot once the team returns to full strength.

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