Geek of the Week: Players on Unexpected Hot Streaks

Scott Royce

2021-11-21

Another week of hockey is in the books and a few surprising standouts have emerged as of late. This week I am going to take a look at these players who have been on some impressive hot streaks. Some of these players are a big part of why their teams have seen so much success thus far in the season. There have been plenty of surprises this season in the first quarter of the year. Teams like Minnesota and Anaheim have been rock solid. Meanwhile in the Eastern Conference, nobody assumed the Islanders would be basement dwellers in the Metro Division. And while we all expected Arizona to be bad this year, I'm not sure anyone expected them to be this bad. Yikes!

Troy Terry (ANA) RW

2021-22 Stats: 17 GP, 12G, 10A, 22 PTS, 43 SOG, 1 Hit, 7 Blocks, 17:29 ATOI

Perhaps the biggest surprise of this young season is the emergence of Troy Terry as the offensive catalyst for the red hot Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks have been rebuilding/retooling for what feels like forever now, but finally they are seeing some of their young talent break through and make an impact on the big stage. 

Terry has played in 17 games this season and has only been held off the scoresheet once all year. He's currently slated on the top line with Adam Henrique and Ryan Getzlaf and it's clear the three have found something together. The 24-year-old has averaged well over a point per game with 22 points in his 17 contests which puts him on pace for 106 points this season. Obviously, I am not making any claims he will break the 100-point plateau, but if he can stay healthy and at least find a morsel of consistency, 60-70 points is certainly in the realm of possibility.

The cat is already out of the bag on Terry, as he is 85% rostered in Yahoo leagues already. But if you are in that 15 percent of leagues where he isn't claimed, find someone who is replaceable and made that move! He is shooting at a very respectable rate of 2.5 shots per game which is a solid number. His shooting percentage is at a mega-unsustainable rate of 27.9 percent, a number which will surely come down over time.

With that being said though, the Ducks still are playing him on the second power-play unit despite his hot star. If they were to bite the bullet and move him up to the main unit, his production could stay reasonably high. Regardless of what happens, Terry and the