To successfully bet on hockey you have to get more knowledgeable on the league, the teams and the players. It can help you predict performance and the outcome of the games.
To help you with your hockey betting efficiency, we’ve compiled a list with 7 of the top NHL players right now and included stats about them and their teams.
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Last season, Crosby had 89 points in 82 games. In 2016-2017 he had the most goals of the season in the National Hockey League, with 44. Crosby was the second in the league in points and helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley cup for the second consecutive year.
Crosby is a player with great technical and physical skill who knows where to go to make plays.
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
Doughty led the league last season in total time on the rink. For the fourth season in a row, he played all 82 games. And he reached a career high with his 60 points.
Doughty is an athlete who is efficient in the use of his skill and energy. He executes perfectly the plays that you expect from him. These are the choices that allow him to endure playing so much.
Taylor Hall, New Jersey Devils
Last season, Hall had career highs in almost every category, including goals and points. Seven of his goals switched the scales towards the end of the game and allowed the Devils to quality for the Stanley playoffs for the first time since 2012. Hall´s offensive skills make him the man to beat.
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
In 2018, Kane led his team in scoring for the third straight season. His overall sum of 828 points across 11 seasons rank him as fourth in the NHL. Despite his vast experience, he still has an average of over one point per game and is in a point in his career where he can be creative and show his great vision.
Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
In the short span from 2013 to last season, Kucherov went from 18 to 100 points, ranking third in league. In each of the past three seasons, Kucherov has scored at least 30 goals.
He dominates every aspect of the offensive game: shooting, passing, handling and skating. Considered by many the best offensive winger in the past season of the NHL.
Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
MacKinnon also shattered his own records last season, whether it was goals, points or assists. Nathan is one of the fastest skaters in the league, with speed compared to that of the much consensual best NHL player, Connor McDavid. In the past year, MacKinnon learned how to use that to create great chances and plays.
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
For the second consecutive year, McDavid tops virtually every list of the best NHL players. Keep in mind that this hockey prodigy is only 22 years old. He had 100 and 108 points in the last two seasons. In both of those he was also voted as the most outstanding player by the NHL Players’ Association.
Most hockey fans and experts believe it’s unarguable that Connor is not only the best offensive winger but overall player in the game. He creates a perfect conjugation between speed, physical skill, endurance and technical prowess.
Other incredible players in the NHL right now include Alex Ovechkin, Erik Karlsson and Brad Marchand.