Who will win Art Ross 2022?

If you ask the average hockey fan who currently leads the league in scoring, you might get incorrect answers. Edmonton Oilers All-Stars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl– who brought home the Art Ross Trophy in four of the last five seasons – sitting pretty close to the top as expected, but that’s the sensation of the Florida Panthers Jonathan Huberdeau who currently leads with 64 points in 47 games.

That Huberdeau is one of the league’s elite offensive talents shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given his performances in recent seasons, and yet he’s only just beginning to get the recognition he deserves. Since 2018-19, the dynamic winger has 295 points in 253 games, scoring at least one point per game in each of the previous three seasons. At his current pace, he’s close to breaking the 100-point threshold for the first time and currently has a healthy lead in the assists race with 47 already. he wins the marker race, it will be hard to vote for anyone else.

Both Edmonton forwards are still hot on his heels with the added bonus that the Oilers have only played 42 games so far. Draisaitl leads the Oilers’ run with 63 points, while three-time scoring champion McDavid has 60 so far despite dropping seven points recently in his last nine games.

Nazem Kadri Meanwhile, who has never recorded more than 61 points in a single season, is tied with McDavid for third place with his first half 60 points. The Colorado Avalanche forward took advantage of the absence of Nathan MacKinnon earlier this season and has just continued to perform at a high level. With an expiring contract and unrestricted free agent status just around the corner, Kadri’s push for the title could result in a huge windfall this summer.

Johnny Gaudreau, Mikko Rantanen, Kirill Kaprizovand others should also be mentioned, but he’s a much older player who really deserves attention here. Alex Ovechkin, the 2008 Art Ross winner, is within striking distance of the leaders at 36. The Russian machine is on course to break 100 points for the first time since 2010 and could potentially win his tenth Rocket Richard Trophy as the league’s top scorer with a solid second half. It’s amazing what Ovechkin has been able to do this season after signing a new five-year contract with the Washington Capitals in the offseason and at this point he shows no signs of slowing down.

So who will win the trophy at the end of the year? Vegas still has McDavid as the favorite to win its fourth in six years, but will he be able to stave off the other contenders? We’ve listed every player who’s already passed 50 points, but if there’s anyone else you think can climb the leaderboard in the second half, be sure to leave their name in the comments. .

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