The surprising San Jose Sharks are leading the NHL in a number of key categories.
Not surprising? It’s breakout star Timo Meier leading the scrappy Sharks into the thick of the Western Conference playoff hunt.
But it’s not just Meier: It’s also lesser-known lights like James Reimer, Mario Ferraro, and Nick Bonino who are also guiding the way.
Let’s spotlight where the Sharks are the NHL’s best.
As of Dec. 12, Timo Meier paces the San Jose Sharks in most offensive categories, both obvious (assists, points, shots) and underlying (slot shots, cycle chances, forecheck chances). This, despite missing five games because of being in COVID protocol.
League-wide, according to Evolving Hockey, Meier is leading all NHL forwards with 14.73 Shots Per 60 minutes.
Now, it’s not unusual for Meier to shoot a lot, that’s his game — from 2018-21, he was 15th among all forwards at 10.66 Shots Per 60 — but he’s at another level this year.
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