Wild West: Under the Radar Players Using Points-Per-60

Grant Campbell


This week we are going to look at players from each team in the West and see who are the leaders in points per 60 minutes. There are a few surprising players here who could be available in some pools.

I've tried to include some numbers from the 2021-22 season as well for comparative purposes. Johnny Gaudreau led the NHL last season with 4.5/60 followed by Jonathan Huberdeau and Nikita Kucherov at 4.4, Matthew Tkachuk at 4.3, Connor McDavid and Kirill Kaprizov at 4.2. There were only 10 NHL players at 4.0 or higher last year.

I'm also going to point out the forward on each team who averages more than 15 min/gp with the lowest pts/60 on each team.

I will be focusing mostly on forwards below as defenders typically play more minutes and have much lower pts/60 than their counterparts up the ice. If a defenseman appears below, he's doing extraordinarily well.

Current league leaders this season are Jason Robertson at 5.5, McDavid at 5.4, Mikko Rantanen 5.0 followed by Nathan MacKinnon and Leon Draisaitl at 4.8.

Anaheim Ducks

Troy Terry – 3.8 pts/60

Trevor Zegras – 2.7

Pavol Regenda – 2.4

Mason McTavish – 2.2

Ryan Strome – 2.2

Lowest forward playing more than 15 minutes per game – Jakob Silfverberg 1.1 pts/60. He hasn't been above 1.4 since the 2019-20 season.

Last season Terry led the Ducks at 2.9 per 60, followed by Zegras at 2.7 and