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A Rising Scorer

One player who is clearly rising as an offensive player is Brandon Saad of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Last season he had a career best 31 goals and 53 points and this season he is on pace to beat that easily.  He has 17 points in his 21 games to date.  What makes this number more impressive is the fact that he has scored all of those points at even strength.  When he gets power play time, he plays on the second unit in Columbus. 

Saad is the even strength scoring leader in Columbus.  Only four players in the league have more even strength points so far this season.  They are Connor McDavid, Nikita Kucherov, Mark Schiefele and Schiefele's linemate Nikolaj Ehlers.  That is a lofty group for Saad to be behind. 

It is only a matter of time before Columbus begins to give Saad more power play time and when that happens look for his point total to take off.  Brandon Saad is clearly a scorer on the rise.

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