The 2010 draft class was universally viewed to possess two elite forwards, and numerous quality NHL players. Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin were talked about all year long, and at the draft the pair were selected first and second. Both launched their careers the autumn of their draft year, and both had international celebrity status before they ever took a shift. The other 208 men taken in that draft are determined not to be afterthoughts.
Jeff Skinner vs Tyler Seguin
Entering the year Skinner leads Seguin in goals, assists and points with a line of 188gp 64g 67a 131p to Seguin’s 203gp 56g 64a 121p. Over the course of the season, assuming both play a roughly equal number of games: Expect Skinner to increase his goal lead.
To date, 40 players drafted in 2010 have played at least 1 game in the NHL.
This season: 15 more players drafted in 2010 will play in the NHL.
Quinton Howard of the Florida Panthers: Scores 5+NHL goals.
Ryan Johansen of the Columbus Blue Jackets doubles his career point total with 33 or more points this season.
Charlie Coyle of the Minnesota Wild has as many goals this season, as he had points (14) last season.
Carolina Hurricanes defensmen Justin Faulk scores 10 goals.
Anaheim Ducks forwards Emerson Etem and Devante Smith-Pelly combine for 25 goals.
Taylor Hall gets his first NHL 30 goal season.