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Projected Top-10 Points Leaders in the NHL for the upcoming season

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

ESPN has just released their list of their top-10 projected points leaders for the upcoming 2023-24 season. And let's just say, there are more than a few surprises on this list.

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Players who barely missed the cut:

15) Erik Karlsson - points: 97

14) Tage Thompson - points: 98

T-12) Auston Matthews - points: 99

T-12) Mikko Rantanen - points: 99

11) Mitch Marner - points: 102

10) Kirill Kaprizov - Projected points: 103

Projections have Kirill Kaprizov scoring 48 Goals and 55 Assists.

9) David Pastrnak - Projected points: 105

Projections have David Pastrnak scoring 56 Goals and 49 Assists.

8) Nathan Mackinnon - Projected points: 106

Projections have Nathan Mackinnon scoring 41 Goals and 65 Assists. It's predicted that Mackinnon will only suit up for 69 games in 2023-24.

T-7) Nikita Kucherov - Projected points: 107

Projections have Nikita Kucherov scoring 33 Goals and 74 Assists.

T-7) Jack Hughes - Projected points: 107

Projections have Jack Hughes scoring 46 Goals and 61 Assists.

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5) Jason Robertson - Projected points: 108

Projections have Jason Robertson scoring 45 Goals and 63 Assists for an impressive campaign.

4) Matthew Tkachuk - Projected points: 112

Projections have Matthew Tkachuk scoring 42 Goals and adding 70 Assists as he looks to rebound from his Stanley Cup Finals loss.

3) Elias Pettersson - Projected points: 116

Projections have Elias Pettersson scoring 45 Goals and 71 Assists for an impressive 116 points on this Canucks team hoping to return to the Post season.

2) Leon Draisaitl - Projected points: 129

Projections have Leon Draisaitl scoring 55 Goals and adding 74 Assists, making him third in NHL scoring.

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1) Connor McDavid - Projected points: 148

Projections have Connor McDavid scoring 61 Goals and adding 87 Assists to win him a second consecutive Rocket Richard trophy.

While it is no surprise to see Connor McDavid in the number 1 spot on this list, there are several other big name players that belong on this list. (See the poll below).

Luckily, this is just a projection based on historical data and statistical analysis, and should only be taken with a grain of salt. Until the games have been played, nobody can predict what is going to happen.

Who are the biggest snubs of the 2023-24 ESPN projections?

  • 0%Auston Matthews

  • 0%Mikko Rantanen

  • 0%Tage Thompson

  • 0%Mitch Marner


1 Comment

Sep 05, 2023

I can see Pettersson getting 45 goals but i'm not convinced he'll get 71 assists. Also, i can't see Karlsson getting 97 points with the Penguins this season.

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