Carolina Hurricanes: Sebastian Aho continues his rise to stardom

A big effort from the dynamic winger duo for the Carolina Hurricanes between Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen was all for naught in a loss to the Oilers.

With not even two full seasons under his belt with the Carolina Hurricanes, sophomore winger Sebastian Aho is already making a name for himself. Aho and fellow Canes winger Teuvo Teravainen had another big night, despite the four-goal loss, to the Edmonton Oilers on March 20 at home.

One goal and one assist gave Aho his 26th goal and also jumped him up to 59 points on the season. That mark also gave Aho his 50th career goal. He already racked up his 100th career point earlier in the year, but this is another early career milestone for Aho to reach.

This narrative of Aho and Teravainen coming up huge for the Canes, while the rest of the team tends to falter, continued in the loss to the Oilers. Aho and Teravainen lead the Canes in points, with the next best player for the team in Justin Williams sitting more than 12 points behind both.

Between the two of them, Aho and Teravainen combined for three points in the March 20 losing effort. They’re now tied for the points lead for the Canes. That’s at least a single positive takeaway from what has been a rough run for the Canes of late.

As long as some necessary changes are made during the off-season, the offense for the Canes looks ready for a big 2018-19. Players like Aho, Teravainen, Williams, Jeff Skinner, Elias Lindholm, and Brock McGinn are primed for big contributions next season.

For him in particular, Aho does stick out as the Canes forward with possibly the brightest future. He has that “it factor” that separates him from the rest of the pack. His speed and scoring ability are second to none among most other young wingers in the league.

The point total also improved big from his rookie campaign to this season. A potential 30-35 goal season next year makes the rising star for Aho very intriguing. Hopefully, all the rest falls together well for him as the Canes look to address some big needs, and add some surrounding talent to the roster.

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