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The 30 Players Who Will Lead Their NHL Team In Points Next Season

Whether you like soccer, basketball, baseball, football, or hockey, there are two main things that sports fans really care about, and that is high scoring games and the offensive production of individual players. This is a fact that is true in all professional sports, because let’s face it, games are typically a lot more entertaining when the scores are incredibly close and high, or when one player is having an incredibly high scoring game or immensely productive season. In the NHL and the game of hockey, there is a huge emphasis placed on the amount of points a player earns during a season, and that it is actually quite the accomplishment to finish a season with the most points on their team.

In hockey, there are two ways in which a point can be recorded, by either scoring a goal or being one of the two primary players who assisted in the goal being scored. Each and every team in the NHL possesses at least one star player, and in most cases those individuals are the best all around player and the top point producer on the team; and sometimes they can even lead their team in points for multiple consecutive seasons. With the upcoming 2016-17 season now basically only two months away, the time has come for fans (especially those involved in fantasy leagues) to start identifying the players on each team who will put up the best numbers; so here is a list of the 30 players who will lead their NHL team in points next season.

30 Anaheim Ducks - Corey Perry

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

29 Arizona Coyotes - Max Domi

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

28 Boston Bruins - Patrice Bergeron

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

27 Buffalo Sabres - Jack Eichel

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

26 Calgary Flames - Johnny Gaudreau

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

25 Carolina Hurricanes - Jeff Skinner

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

24 Chicago Blackhawks - Patrick Kane

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

23 Colorado Avalanche - Gabriel Landeskog

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

22 Columbus Blue Jackets - Cam Atkinson

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

21 Dallas Stars - Tyler Seguin

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

20 Detroit Red Wings - Dylan Larkin

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

19 Edmonton Oilers - Connor McDavid

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

18 Florida Panthers - Jonathan Huberdeau

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

17 Los Angeles Kings - Anze Kopitar

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

16 Minnesota Wild - Zach Parise

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

15 Montreal Canadiens - Max Pacioretty

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

14 Nashville Predators - P.K. Subban

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13 New Jersey Devils - Taylor Hall

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12 New York Islanders - John Tavares

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

11 New York Rangers - Mats Zuccarello

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

10 Philadelphia Flyers - Wayne Simmonds

Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

9 Pittsburgh Penguins - Sidney Crosby

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

8 Ottawa Senators - Erik Karlsson

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

7 San Jose Sharks - Joe Thornton

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

6 St. Louis Blues - Vladimir Tarasenko

Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports

5 Tampa Bay Lightning - Steven Stamkos

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

4 Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

3 Vancouver Canucks - Henrik Sedin

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

2 Washington Capitals - Alexander Ovechkin

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

1 Winnipeg Jets - Blake Wheeler

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Blake Wheeler rounds out this list, as he will likely be the player who will lead the Winnipeg Jets in points this upcoming season. Wheeler was initially drafted by Phoenix in 2004, but he did not make his NHL debut until 2008 with the Boston Bruins with whom he played two and a half years for before being traded to the Atlanta franchise which ultimately relocated to Winnipeg in 2011. As of now Wheeler has spent the last five seasons with Winnipeg, and in that time he has become one of the team’s biggest offensive contributors, having scored the most points on the roster three times including last season which saw him get 78 points. Last season proved to be a career year for wheeler, and if he manages to replicate those numbers next season, then he will lead the Jets in points for a second straight year.

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