These top two choices are far away the most valuable players for the Canes. When you talk about the ability to facilitate and always find teammates in scoring areas, Teravainen is the very best for the Canes. He leads the team in assists, and is now tied for the team lead in points.
On the season, Teravainen has 22 goals and 37 assists, good for 59 points. He’s on pace for his first career 65-point season. Although saying that does not do him justice since he’s already set a career mark for points in a single season.
Teravainen’s potential with the top forward line for the Canes seems limitless at this point. The creativity and shooting ability he displays week after week give a glimpse into what he will be able to do for the Canes when he’s entering his prime years of production.
Lastly, Teravainen sits behind only defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk in the plus/minus category. Considering van Rimesdyk isn’t even a top defender for the Canes, that is an interesting way for that particular stat category to fall, but it still shows the value of Teravainen’s presence on the ice.