Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tyler Seguin is Scoring at a Torrid Pace this Season

Tyler Seguin rifled home his 23rd goal of the season during Saturday night's 4-3 victory over New Jersey, increasing his lead over the NHL's second-leading scorer to five, and giving the Brampton, Ontario native the outright lead in NHL scoring.

Seguin is scoring at a career-best clip of 2.5 goals per sixty minutes, which is nearly double his previous best pace:

The 22-year-old is even hotter at home at the American Airlines Center, where he's netted 15 goals in 17 games for the Stars.

At this point in the season, Seguin is also shooting at an unprecedented level for him, his shooting percentage is 7.2 percentage points higher than his career average. Last year, Seguin ranked 144th in the NHL with a 12.6 percent shooting percentage; this year, he's at No. 15.

Is Seguin headed for a 50-goal season? Well, if he maintains his current pace, he'd wind up with 65. That's enough to make Dallas fans and management smile as wide as the lone star state. Meanwhile it's enough to make Bruins fans sick. Boston traded Seguin and Rich Peverley for forwards Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith, Matt Fraser and defenseman Joe Morrow on July 4, 2013. Eriksson, Smith and Fraser have totaled 121 points combined in Boston. Seguin has accumulated 119 points by himself over the last two seasons, and leads the NHL in that category this year.

(Stats courtesy of and