In those 10 seasons he's never played a full season...
01-02 only played 7 games
02-03 rookie season, scored 21 in 77 gp
03-04 scored 29 in 50 gp (on pace for 48 pts)
05-06 scored 21 in 41 gp (on pace for 42 pts)
06-07 scored 48 in 74 gp (on pace for 53 pts)
07-08 scored 42 in 74 gp (on pace for 47 pts)
08-09 scored 61 in 78 gp (on pace for 64 pts) mind you he's only 25/26 years old at this point
09-10 scored 60 in 80 gp (on pace for 62 pts)
10-11 scored 49 in 76 gp (on pace for 53 pts)
11-12 scored 57 in 80 gp (on pace for 58 pts)
12-13 only played 17 games, injured
He's hovered around 50 - 65 pt paces his entire career, on the FLORIDA PANTHERS, as their best player on the team
Coming to a good team like us, it's completely reasonable to think he can hit 70 pts when healthy and comfortable
Except he always got #1 minutes in Florida. On the PP, etc. That will give you better numbers.
Even if he was ripping it up in Detroit, he's still behind D and Z on the depth chart. He'll never get 70.
I think 50-65 points is a reasonable expectation for him.
With the way this season has been going, I'd be happy if he was able to finish with 35.
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