Projecting the Top 50 in Points for 2020

Updated: August 20, 2019 at 1:46 pm by Brock Seguin

Every year I roll out full projections for the Top 300 players as a part of the DailyFaceoff Draft Kit.

Our Draft Kit will be offered for FREE again this year and will be posted across the site in the coming weeks. With the 2019-20 NHL regular season quickly approaching, here’s a glance at my projected top 50 scorers.

  • Full projections will consist of Goals, Assists, Points, Shots, Penalty Minutes, Power Play Points, Hits and Blocked Shots.

Last season, Nikita Kucherov ran away with the scoring title, scoring 41 goals and 87 assists (128 points) in 82 games. Over the last two years, Kucherov ranks first with 228 points, four points clear of Connor McDavid (224).

In 2020, I have McDavid wrestling the scoring title back from Kucherov, scoring 44 goals with 75 assists (119 points) in 82 games. Alex Ovechkin, who has won the Rocket Richard (Most Goals) two years in a row, is projected to make it three straight with 47 goals on 369 shots (12.7 percent).


2020 Projections — Top 50 in Points

Rank

PLAYERS

POS

TEAM

GP

G

A

PTS

1

Connor McDavid

C

EDM

82

44

75

119

2

Nikita Kucherov

RW

TBL

81

43

70

113

3

Nathan MacKinnon

C

COL

82

38

64

102

4

Sidney Crosby

C

PIT

79

38

59

97

5

Patrick Kane

RW

CHI

82

38

58

96

6

Leon Draisaitl

LW

EDM

82

39

56

95

7

Brad Marchand

LW

BOS

79

38

56

94

8

Steven Stamkos

C

TBL

80

37

56

93

9

Mikko Rantanen

RW

COL

78

32

59

91

10

Johnny Gaudreau

LW

CGY

81

31

58

89

11

Aleksander Barkov

C

FLA

81

32

55

87

12

Alex Ovechkin

LW

WSH

81

47

39

86

13

Mitch Marner

RW

TOR

82

26

60

86

14

Artemi Panarin

LW

NYR

81

31

54

85

15

Claude Giroux

LW

PHI

82

25

59

84

16

Jonathan Huberdeau

LW

FLA

82

28

55

83

17

Blake Wheeler

RW

WPG

82

24

59

83

18

Tyler Seguin

C

DAL

82

35

46

81

19

John Tavares

C

TOR

82

38

42

80

20

David Pastrnak

RW

BOS

74

37

43

80

21

Brayden Point

C

TBL

80

35

45

80

22

Sebastian Aho

C

CAR

82

32

48

80

23

Jack Eichel

C

BUF

77

30

50

80

24

Mark Scheifele

C

WPG

75

34

45

79

25

Phil Kessel

RW

ARI

82

29

50

79

26

Evgeni Malkin

C

PIT

68

32

46

78

27

Nicklas Backstrom

C

WSH

80

22

56

78

28

Evgeny Kuznetsov

C

WSH

80

23

54

77

29

Taylor Hall

LW

NJD

74

29

47

76

30

Brent Burns

D

SJS

82

21

55

76

31

Auston Matthews

C

TOR

71

42

33

75

32

Sean Monahan

C

CGY

79

32

42

74

33

Sean Couturier

C

PHI

81

30

44

74

34

Dylan Larkin

C

DET

80

27

47

74

35

Erik Karlsson

D

SJS

74

15

59

74

36

Jake Guentzel

LW

PIT

82

36

36

72

37

Mark Stone

RW

VGK

74

36

36

72

38

Patrice Bergeron

C

BOS

75

31

41

72

39

jonathan toews

C

CHI

78

31

41

72

40

Alexander Radulov

RW

DAL

76

28

44

72

41

Jakub Voracek

RW

PHI

81

20

51

71

42

Mathew Barzal

C

NYI

82

19

52

71

43

Alex DeBrincat

LW

CHI

82

38

32

70

44

Vladimir Tarasenko

RW

STL

80

36

34

70

45

Anze Kopitar

C

LAK

80

24

46

70

46

Elias Pettersson

C

VAN

71

29

40

69

47

Kyle Connor

LW

WPG

82

36

32

68

48

Timo Meier

LW

SJS

80

34

34

68

49

Matthew Tkachuk

LW

CGY

80

28

40

68

50

Ryan O’Reilly

C

STL

82

25

43

68



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