by PuckStopsHere on 12/21/13 at 06:12 PM ET
The AHL scoring race this season has been one where the leader has been repeatedly called up to the NHL. I last wrote about it almost two weeks ago when Ryan Strome of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NY Islanders affiliate) was in the lead. Early this season, leaders have included Travis Morin and Colton Sceviour of the Texas Stars (Dallas affiliate) and Nikita Kucherov of the Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate) have all held the lead and all have been in the NHL. Morin has the lead back. He is back in the AHL and with 34 points has taken the lead from Strome.
Morin is a candidate to win the AHL scoring title because he is not much of an NHL prospect. He is 29 years old and has played six NHL games with no career points. He has been playing minor pro hockey since 2007. This is the kind of player who often wins the AHL scoring race. If a younger better prospect was in the scoring lead, he would be likely called up to the NHL and lose his chance to win the scoring race.
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