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Canucks’ Boeser keeping elite company in his rookie season

Just how important is the kid to the Canucks?

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Vancouver Canucks rookie Brock Boeser has unquestionably been the team’s best player through the team’s first 35 games this season. With a remarkable 18 goals and 32 points, Boeser is running away with the rookie score title and leads the Canucks in goals and points, despite playing three fewer games than most of his teammates.

So, just how good is this kid? Sportsnet analyst Dimitri Filipovic breaks down the fancy stats on Boeser’s season so far and the results are might impressive. Like… historically impressive. 

Alex Ovechkin aside, Boeser has contributed a higher percentage of his team’s goals than anyone else in the NHL.

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That’s some pretty elite company. For the 20-year-old to be mentioned alongside superstars like Ovechkin, Nikita Kucherov, Anze Kopitar and John Tavares is might impressive indeed. To do so as a rookie? Incredible.

The best part is that he doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Canucks fans feared the worst when Boeser left a game late last week against the Calgary Flames after blocking a shot. After a day’s rest though, Boeser returned to lineup and snapped perhaps his best goal of the season past former Hart Trophy winner Carey Price.

Impressive indeed.