NHL’s best players under age 25

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    In his rookie year, Eichel posted 56 points in 81 games, just four points behind the Sabres’ top scorer in 2015-16. Eichel followed his rookie season up with a 57 point season in 61 games, an ankle injury derailed the start of what was ultimately a prosperous sophomore season. Even though he missed 21 games due to injury,womens Xavier Woods Jersey, a pace that would have given him 77 points had he played a full 82-game slate. It’s also a pace that would have tied him for seventh place overall in the NHL with Leon Draisaitl among the league’s top point producers. Unfortunately,Authentic Demarcus Walker Jersey, Eichel still led the Sabres in points.

    When compared with McDavid, Eichel and others will always fall short of the mark. Taking Eichel away from those comparisons and letting him stand on his own merits shows him to be a more-than-capable top-six center. It doesn’t help that,womens Carlos Henderson Jersey, so far, Eichel has been saddled with an underperforming and poorly managed Sabres team that didn’t have the correct complementary pieces around their star.

    With a combined 113 points in 142 games,Authentic Chad Kelly Jersey, Eichel has produced quite consistently thanks to his breakout sophomore year. And he’s getting his chances, as he’s ranked among the NHL’s top 20 players in producing shots over the last two seasons. ,Authentic Jordan Phillip Jersey, With only a 9.9 shooting percentage,womens Jake Butt Jersey, too, Eichel has seemingly done almost all that he can on a bad Sabres team.

    a big season may be in the cards for Eichel. Authentic Brendan Langley Jersey, And the Sabres will need him if they want to make the jump from rebuilders to contenders.,Given how he showed his talents last year

    Given the paths other young NHL stars have taken in their short time in the league, Eichel, 20, but has since lived in Connor McDavid’s shadow as the perceived “runner up” to the Edmonton Oilers’ draft lottery win. In his two years in the NHL,Authentic Xavier Woods Jersey,has seemingly fallen a step behind the pack. Eichel was drafted as the second overall pick in 2015,womens Garett Bolles Jersey,Eichel has proved that he’s more than capable to stand in a class of his own.

    In his rookie year,Authentic Carlos Henderson Jersey,Eichel posted 56 points in 81 games,womens Brendan Langley Jersey,womens Chad Kelly Jersey, just four points behind the Sabres’ top scorer in 2015-16. Eichel followed his rookie season up with a 57 point season in 61 games, an ankle injury derailed the start of what was ultimately a prosperous sophomore season. Even though he missed 21 games due to injury,Authentic Jake Butt Jersey,Authentic DeVante Parker Jerseya pace that would have given him 77 points had he played a full 82-game slate. It’s also a pace that would have tied him for seventh place overall in the NHL with Leon Draisaitl among the league’s top point producers. Unfortunately, Eichel still led the Sabres in points.