Which players under 25 have the potential to score 100 points in a season?

  1. Howard Beale

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    Currently, there are only 10 active players who have ever scored 100 points in a season:

    -Joe Thornton
    -Sidney Crosby
    -Alex Ovechkin
    -Evgeni Malkin
    -Connor McDavid
    -Patrick Kane
    -Nikita Kucherov
    -Claude Giroux
    -Nicklas Backstrom
    -Eric Staal

    However, with the increased scoring this year, there are several players currently on pace to score 100 for the first time:

    -Johnny Gaudreau (age 25)
    -Leon Draisaitl (23)
    -Nathan MacKinnon (23)
    -Mikko Rantanen (22)
    -Blake Wheeler (32)

    And a few others are on track to come close (current pace of 95 points or more):

    -Brayden Point (23)
    -Brad Marchand (30)
    -Mitch Marner (21)
    -Aleksander Barkov (23)

    One thing I noticed is that most of this year's top scorers are quite young. And I'm wondering, excluding the players listed above, which other players under 25 do you think have the potential to score 100 in a future season. Who is most likely to actually do it?


    My top guesses:

    1. David Pastrnak
    2. Auston Matthews
    3. Sebastian Aho
    4. Elias Pettersson
    5. Jack Eichel
    6. Patrik Laine
    7. Mathew Barzal


    Some other potential names (including some longshots) to toss out there for discussion:

    Matthew Tkachuk, Sean Monahan, Elias Lindholm, Filip Forsberg, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kyle Connor, Nikolaj Ehlers, Brock Boeser, Clayton Keller, Timo Meier, Nico Hischier, Nolan Patrick, Alex DeBrincat, Dylan Larkin, Sam Reinhart, Jake Guentzel, Max Domi, Teuvo Teravainen, Jonathan Drouin, Travis Konecny, Andrei Svechnikov, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Filip Zadina, Brady Tkachuk, Rasmus Dahlin


    Which of those guys have the best shot at scoring 100? And who did I miss entirely, any longshots whose name you'd toss in the ring? Any game-breaking prospects that need more time to develop, but have the skills and potential to have a shot at 100 points?
     
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  2. McLovin

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    Matthews is a sure bet to never reach 100 points.
     
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    I think Connor McDavid has a shot at it.
     
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    It would take a lot of things going wrong and maybe a couple injuries but I could see him scoring exactly 100 when he’s in his mid-30s.
     
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    Lmao you just basically listed every U26 forward drafted in the 1st round + Dahlin. And there is no way Laine is ever going to score more than ~70 points.
     
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    "No fortnite unless you score 100 points"
     
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    As much as i love kotkaniemi he’ll never score 100, he isn’t dynamic enough, never cheats offensively, he’ll be that very effective two-way center who is rarely flashy, if he ever becomes a ppg player playing his style, he will be a top selke conditate year after year!
     
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    1. David Pastrnak YES
    2. Auston Matthews YES
    3. Sebastian Aho YES
    4. Elias Pettersson YES
    5. Jack Eichel YES
    6. Patrik Laine LOL
    7. Mathew Barzal YES
     
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    Matthews
    Eichel
    Marner
    Pettersson
    Pastrnak
    Aho
     
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    Matthews
    Marner
    Nylander
    Johnsson
    Kapanen
    Bracco
     
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    Matthews
    Eichel
    Pettersson
    Marner
    Pastrnak

    I think these five will cross 100+ at one point or another. Likely multiple times.
     
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    Few years ago I would have said the same thing about Barkov. Right now Barky is on pace for 93 points, so I could definitely see him cracking 100 at some point.
    When it comes to Kotkaniemi I think he can definitely grow into a 100 point/season player, just depends on how he develops. Right now he already has better offense than what Barky had in his rookie season.
     
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    I’m not sure why people are saying Matthews, he’s gonna have to hit a whole new gear to get 100 and be healthy obviously.
     
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    Depends on how much of a baby scoring league Bettman and co make the NHL. What we're seeing this season with an uptick in scoring and all of these people chasing or achieving 100 isn't an accomplishment, but more of an inflation due in part to changes like the equipment changes and calls on the ice. Could be a point in time where we see players like Hertl or Guentzel hitting a hundo.
     
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    Let me guess -- your introduction to hockey was in the dead-puck era? ;)

    Raw point-totals are of course somewhat arbitrary as scoring levels and number of high-end forwards accumulating more (or less) points compared to teammates varies with eras. But the 100-point mark is a quite significant one. The first ones were in 1968-69, and the most times it's ever happened in one season in League history (1992-93) was 21 times. So, you know, there were 600 players or whatever then and 21 achieved 100 points -- that's still quite elite, to be among the 21-top scorers in the best League. Then, we have (snooze...) really low-scoring seasons like five years ago when nobody was doing it.

    The point is, at every moment in NHL history (well, from 1969 to now) a 100-point season is a big deal. It is most certainly a big achievement, not an "inflation".
     
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    Scheifele has a better shot at scoring 100 than Laine does
     
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    I'm surprised folks haven't given Jake Guentzel a shout. He could possibly come close with PP1 time.
     
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    I'll be ecstatic if Forsberg (or anyone else on Nashville roster) ever puts together an +82 pt season, let alone 100 pts. 100 pts would pretty much require Johansen to either start scoring goals again or having a +65 assist season, Arvidsson playing at the level he's currently playing scoring goals like a maniac, and a potent power play.
     
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    Fun fact: The Maple Leafs have had only 4 player-seasons of 100 points in franchise history -- two by Darryl Sittler and two by Doug Gilmour (and Sittler's lesser one was exactly 100, so he barely made it). Compare:

    Number of 100-point player-seasons (franchises in existence since 1979-80):
    0 - New Jersey / Colorado / Kansas City
    4 - Toronto
    4 - Dallas (0) / Minnesota (4)
    5 - Carolina (1) / Hartford (4)
    6 - NY Rangers
    6 - Vancouver
    6 - Buffalo
    7 - Washington
    8 - Arizona (0) / Winnipeg (8)
    9 - Philadelphia
    10 - Calgary (8) / Atlanta (2)
    10 - Montreal
    11 - Detroit
    11 - Chicago
    13 - St.Louis
    18 - NY Islanders
    21 - Colorado (5) / Quebec (16)
    23 - L.A.
    23 - Boston
    31 - Edmonton
    33 - Pittsburgh

    So, yeah, if a Leaf -- say, Marner or Matthews -- can get to 100 points this year or anytime in the future, it would be kind of a big accomplishment, esp. given Toronto's remarkable history of producing few such players.

    (Jersey is sort of amazing.)
     
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    Pettersson is great but I dont think he hits 100 unless you put Paranin on his wing, plus he's gotta stay healthy.
     
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    McDavid
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    I'm gonna sound like a huge homer, but if Eichel puts together a consistent effort on a decent team I see him hitting it easily. Dude's a 1.5 point a night guy when he's on and he's playing on the only NHL caliber line the Sabres have.

    Largely unrelated, but spittin chiclets had somethin on the only guys to hit 100 points in 3 straight seasons since.. idk. 1990? Anyways, answers were Mcdavid.. Ovechkin.. and friggin Roenick. No relevance, nothin to read into, but good god did that last one surprise me.
     
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    Mcdavid
    Mackinnon
    Barzal
    Petterson
    Eichel ?
    Marner
    Aho?
     
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    Kamiccolo Hockey is back

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    If he can stay healthy for a full year (which he did as a rookie and only has been out once this year) I don't see why he couldn't. He'd be on pace for 93 points this year over 82 games. Consider that his most common linemates this year have been a combo of Marleau / Johnsson / Kapanen / Brown for 95% of those minutes and it's crazy. Just since Nylander got finally put back with Matthews they are going on a point streak again.
     

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