Originally Posted by Atomic_Wedgy
44 in 48? I'm not saying its impossible, but check the history books and tell me how many rookie defencemen scored that many points. It would be incredibly impressive if he managed to score 44 in 82 games. Only a few defencemen have done that in their rookie year in the past decade.
Check how many rookie AHL defenders scored 48 in their first 34 AHL games.
Schultz is in a different position than many normal rookie defenders. Not only does he have elite skill, he gets to quarter back the PP with a couple of 1st overall picks, and Eberle.
Unique situation for sure. Comparing player to player has it's cons, especially when your not addressing the situation either. I hate comparisons.
end up a top 10 defender in the league this year. And over the last 3 years that is a 46-49 point pace over 82 games. In 48 games that equates to 28 points.
If you think he is a top 5 defender, expect 33ish points. 28-33 is where I would predict his point totals this year.
At that is a lot, for a defender, who is a rookie....but given his situation and skill, its more than possible.