NHL Stat Leaders at the All-Star Break

The NHL All-Star Break has arrived and that means it’s time to look at the stat leaders for both skaters and goaltenders so far this season. There have been a lot of great performances and unbelievable moments on both sides. With all of this talent on display in 2023-24, it’s going to be a fun and tight race down the stretch for records and trophies across the board. With that being said, let’s take a look at the statistical leaders to this point in the season.

NHL Stat Leaders at the All-Star Break

Skaters

Goals

Auston Matthews (TOR) – 40
Sam Reinhart (FLA) – 37
David Pastrnak (BOS) – 33
Nikita Kucherov (TBL) – 32
Nathan MacKinnon (COL) – 31

As we hit the NHL All-Star break, eight players have scored 30 or more goals so far this season, including a 40-goal scorer. That goal scorer is none other than two-time Rocket Richard winner Auston Matthews (2020-21; 2021-22). With having 40 goals in 46 games, the 26-year-old is on pace for 70+ goals, which hasn’t been done since 1992-93. Just three goals behind Matthews is Sam Reinhart of the Florida Panthers with 37 goals, which is already a new career-high for him. His previous high was 33 in 2021-22 when he first joined the team. 20 of those 37 have been on the power play, showing he can do it both at even-strength and on special teams. It could set up to be a great race for the most goals, with six other players having 30 or more.

Assists

Nikita Kucherov (TBL) – 53
Nathan MacKinnon (COL) – 53
Quinn Hughes (VAN) – 50
Connor McDavid (EDM) – 47
J.T. Miller (VAN) – 46
Noah Dobson (NYI) – 46
Cale Makar (COL) – 46

To go along with his 32 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 53 assists, tied for the lead league with Nathan MacKinnon. If you dig deep into Kucherov’s passing, he has been elite at it. He’s first in the NHL with 215 slot pass completions, having a 42 active game streak of two or more such passes, which is 25 more games than the next player. There are a lot of players close behind Kucherov and MacKinnon, with Quinn Hughes having 50 followed by Connor McDavid with 47 and three others with 46.

Points

Nikita Kucherov (TBL) – 85
Nathan MacKinnon (COL) – 84
David Pastrnak (BOS) – 72
Connor McDavid (EDM) – 67
J.T. Miller (VAN) – 67

As you probably figured out with earlier stats, Kucherov and MacKinnon are atop the leaderboard in points. They’re both tied in assists but Kucherov has one more goal, giving him 85 points to MacKinnon’s 84. The next closest is double-digit points behind both, which is David Pastrnak with 72. The five-time winner and defending back-to-back-to-back Art Ross winner Connor McDavid sits at 67 points with J.T. Miller. The scoring title and Hart Trophy (MVP) will undoubtedly come down to Kucherov and MacKinnon, who are both on pace for an unbelievable 140+ point season.

Goaltenders

Wins

Alexandar Georgiev (COL) – 27
Thatcher Demko (VAN) – 26
Sergei Bobrovsky (FLA) – 23
Connor Hellebuyck (WPG) – 23
Stuart Skinner (EDM) – 23

Now it’s time to move on to the goaltenders. Alexander Georgiev‘s overall numbers this season aren’t crazy but he does have the most wins of any goalie in the league, having a record of 27-11-2, and has the Colorado Avalanche third in the league standings. He’s followed by Thatcher Demko, who’s just one win away from tying Georgiev for the lead. The Vancouver netminder is 26-8-1 with excellent numbers, as seen below. Five of those wins have come by the way of a shutout, tying three others with that mark. These handful of players on this list are the only ones to have 20+ wins at the NHL All-Star break.

Goal Against Average

Adin Hill (VGK) – 1.94
Connor Hellebuyck (WPG) – 2.20
Jeremy Swayman (BOS) – 2.30
Joey Daccord (SEA) – 2.32
Jonathan Quick (NYR) – 2.43

There’s only one player who has under a 2.00 GAA and that’s Adin Hill in Vegas with a 1.94 in 17 games. He’s been great in a tandem with Logan Thompson but in a must-win game, Hill might be the one to go to. Behind him is Connor Hellebuyck with a 2.20 GAA, who’s started 18 more games than Hill. Hellebuyck might be the best goaltender so far this season and is in a fight for the Vezina. Fifth on this list is 38-year-old Jonathan Quick, who is still going strong with a 2.43 GAA and a .915 save percentage in 16 starts (17 games). For how much longer can he do this? I don’t know but for now, he’s proving that he still has it.

Save Percentage

Adin Hill (VGK) – .936
Connor Hellebuyck (WPG) – .924
Jeremy Swayman (BOS) – .924
Alex Lyon (DET) – .922
Joey Daccord (SEA) – .921
Thatcher Demko (VAN) – .920

Hill and Hellebuyck are also number one and two in save percentage but Jeremy Swayman is also tied for second with a .924. Right behind them is Alex Lyon with a .922 save percentage. That’s followed by Joey Daccord and Thatcher Demko. Despite Seattle not currently holding a playoff spot, Daccord still has some of the best numbers in the league with a 2.32 GAA and a .921 save percentage.

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