As of the morning of January 9, here are the NHL’s top five forwards by goals per hour during even strength:
Yeah. After seasons of toiling as a grinder or pretending among the top-sixers, it seems like Tom Wilson has finally arrived. And while, sure, yeah, a lot of his success is driven by 22.5-percent shooting and, sure, yeah, Wilson is not going to be a 40-goal scorer, he’s still made significant progress this season and deserves to be recognized for it.
This is a Tom Wilson 2018-19 appreciation post.