by PuckStopsHere on 12/04/13 at 09:53 PM ET
It was over three weeks ago when I last wrote about the AHL scoring race. Travis Morin of the Texas Stars (Dallas affiliate) had re-taken the lead from Nikita Kucherov of the Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay affiliate). Both of those players are on NHL rosters right now and therefore are not adding to their AHL totals. Morin remains tied for the AHL scoring lead with 29 points in his 19 AHL games. He has been caught by teammate Colton Sceviour. He required 24 games to get to that level. The two are three points ahead of any other contender in the scoring race.
Sceviour is a 24 year old who has been in the AHL since 2009. He has never approached point per game scoring rates in that time. With 53 and 52 points in each of his last two seasons, we had a good reason to expect when knew his ceiling. This season he seems to be surpassing it. I wouldn`t expect him to manage to hold onto the scoring lead all season, but he may stay among the top scorers this year.
A big part of the AHL scoring race will depend upon who plays in the league and who moves onto the NHL. Should Morin or Kucherov return to the league for the rest of the season, they may be hard to beat. If they remain in the NHL, it is anyone`s race and Colton Sceviour is in the lead right now.
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