Top 10 NHL Players of the Season 2021/22

The 105th season of the National Hockey League (NHL) will commence on 12th October 2021 and conclude in June 2022. This season  a total of 32 teams will participate in the league, Seattle Kraken will be a new addition to the league. The league will be played in a normal format and a total of 82 matches will be played. In the upcoming season, we will have both youngsters and veterans entering the field. The NHL is the best hockey league in the world and here are the top 10 players in the National Hockey League (NHL) 2021-22.

10. Andrei Vasilevskiy

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He won second straight Stanley Cup last season. Andrei ended the season with 31-10-1 stats and averaged 2.21 goals-against and .925 save percentage. The goalkeeper will play for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL 2021/22 season.

9. David Pastrnak

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The Czech international ice hockey player plays for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). In the last season, he had 48 points in 48 games. Aged 25, he is one of the prolific goal scorers in the league and will be exciting to watch in the upcoming season.

8. Brad Marchand

Source: sportsnet.ca

Brad Marchand is a Canadian international ice hockey player. He plays as left winger for the Boston Bruins in the NHL. Last season he was third in the list of points (69) and sixth in the list of goals (29). Despite his age, Brad will be an exciting prospect to watch.

7. Alex Ovechkin

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The 36 years old Russian international plays on the left wing for the Washington Capitals. Despite missing 11 games last season, he managed to score 24 goals and bagged 18 assists. Alex Ovechkin has 730 career goals. He is one of the best in the business.

6. Nikita Kucherov

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The Tampa Bay Lightning’s right winger is 28 years old and hails from Russia. In 2020, he missed the entire regular season due to a hip injury. Kucherov made a comeback in the playoffs and surprised everyone with his performance (32 points in 23 games). Nikita is the best ring winger in the league at the moment.

5. Sidney Crosby

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The captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins finished last season with 24 points and 38 assists. Furthermore, he had 62 points in 55 games. Sidney led his team to the finals of the Ted Lindsay Trophy last season. He is one of the best on the ice.

4. Auston Matthews

Source: gameinformer.com

Auston Matthews scored 41 goals in 52 games last season. He is known for his rapid pace. The 24 years old American international will play for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the upcoming season. Matthews is just 23 years old and 334 career goals to his name.

3. Leon Draisaitl

Source: puckprose.com

Leon had the second highest point in the 2020-21 season. He managed 84 points last season, behind his teammate Connor McDavid. The 25 years old German international is one of the key players for the Edmonton Oilers. He can play on the left wing and in centre also. Leon will be an integral part of the team next season.

2. Nathan MacKinnon

Source: theathletic.com

The Canadian international is the alternate captain of the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). Last season he finished 8th with 65 points. Nathan is famous for his skills and bravery inside the ice ring. He has played a key role in the Colorado Avalanche’s consistent performances in the past few seasons.

1. Connor McDavid

 

Source: nhl.nbcsports.com

Connor Andrew McDavid is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and captain of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He hit 100 points (33 goals and 72 assists) last season and that too when only 56 games were played. His rapid pace and skills are a joy to watch. The Canadian will be looking to maintain his top spot in the upcoming season.

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