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AHL’s Top Scorer

The AHL played its final games before its Christmas break last night.  They come into it with a new top scorer.  A week and a half ago, I reported that Taylor Beck of the Bakersfield Condors (Edmonton Oiler affiliate) was the leading scorer.  It would be hard for him to maintain that lead since western teams such as Bakersfield play fewer games than the rest of the league.  Predictably, he has been passed in the scoring race.

Kenny Agostino of the Chicago Wolves (St Louis Blues affiliate) is the new scoring leader.  He has 34 points on the season and is four points ahead of the next highest scorer.

Agostino signed as a free agent in the St Louis organization.  He had been drafted by Pittsburgh and traded to Calgary.  In Calgary he played ten NHL games over the course of two seasons scoring two points.  He is 24 years old and is in his third AHL season after spending four years at Yale University.  Offensively he has been improving with AHL experience.  He scored 43 points in 67 games in his rookie year.  He improved to 57 points in 65 games last year.  This year he is performing above point per game rate. 

Agostino might be ready to take a significant lead as the top scorer in the AHL.  He has been improving throughout his AHL career and may be entering his prime years.  As long as remains in the AHL and avoids a significant call-up, he could be the top scorer in the league this season.

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