2nd Star: Teuvo Teravainen
Following a career year in 2018-19, Teuvo Teravainen has picked up where he left off. Starting off at a point-per-game pace is impressive enough, but when you look at the offensive quagmire that’s swallowed up his linemates, Teravainen’s production is remarkable. The Helsinki native has been making the best of his time on the power play, where he has racked up five of his seven assists so far this season.
Another item working in his favor is the fact that his current shooting percentage (10.5) is dead-on with his career average. The flipside, of course, is that Teravainen is a very unselfish player. As such, he has barely averaged two shots per game. If he gives in to his killer instinct and starts firing more pucks on net, he could surpass last year’s 21 goals.
Or, he could get some more sweet deflections:
Teravainen is on pace for 18 goals, 64 assists, and 82 points, of which the latter two would mark career highs. Food for thought.