NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019  – We’re well into the 2018-19 hockey season and a bunch of top rookies are making a name for themselves on the NHL ice. Check out the top 15 rookies for the month of January in Russ Cohen’s NHL Rookie Power Rankings. You can read December’s power rankings HERE.

  1. Elias PetterssonCanucks – Still holding the top spot. His 45 points in 40 games is pretty terrific production.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

  1. Rasmus DahlinSabres – He’s second but he’s closing the gap as a top-four defenseman in the league.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

  1. Miro HeiskanenStars – He only has 20 points, but he takes on big in-game assignments and he’s logging over 23 minutes a game and 28.2 shifts per game. Nobody is close to that.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

  1. Andrei SvechnikovHurricanes – His 12 goals and 22 points have grown slightly since the last rankings. His play is improving every game.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

  1. Mathieu JosephLightning – He now has 12 goals. Only five assists but he’s added 3 goals and four points this month as of January 30th. Not bad.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

  1. Brady TkachukSenators – Hanging tough. He had an 11-game goal drought but still has 23 points.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

  1. Andreas JohnssonMaple Leafs – He has 10 goals and 22 points.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

  1. Jesperi KotkaniemiCanadiens – He has 23 points, playing a top-six center position Is difficult and his 46.9% on draws is excellent for a rookie.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

  1. Carter Hart – Flyers – At the age of 20, his .922 save percentage is the best among rookie netminders. He’s 7-5 with a 2.52 GAA in 13 games so far.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

  1. Colin WhiteSenatorsInjuries have slowed him down once again.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

  1. Anthony CirelliLightning – He has three game-winning goals and 19 points.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

  1. Dominik KahunBlackhawks – He has 20 points. He picked up six this month.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

  1. Linus Ullmark Sabres – His record is 10-5. He has a 2.83 GAA and a .916 save percentage.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

  1. Filip ChytilRangers – He’s hanging on by a thread with nine goals and nine assists.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

  1. Dennis CholowskiRed Wings – He’s staying healthy and added two points this month. He has four power play goals and could add more next month.

NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

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Baseball’s Best Rookies
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100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters
100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
“Strike Three!” – A Player’s Journey through the Infamous Baseball Strike of 1994
The Winter Classic: The NHL’s Savior
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NHL Rookie Power Rankings, January 2019

 

 

 

 

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