Best Left Wingers In The NHL
The Top 10 Left Wings In Hockey
By Sunday Umoh | March 10, 2020 - 08:51 AM
Left winger, in the game of ice hockey, holds the forward position on the left side of the playing area. They are attackers but also know how to defend the puck. When rating all the talented left wingers playing NHL, six categories are to be kept in mind which are Puck skills, Senses, Shooting, Defense, Skating and Physicality.
Considering the above mentioned categories, we will present you rankings of the top 10 NHL left wingers which will also include a sneak peak of their career and scores.
10. David Perron - St. Louis Blues
David Perron has been playing a significant role in keeping the St. Louis Blues ship afloat in the league with his tremendous abilities. He has played 65 games this season so far achieving 59 points and 24 goals. Blues fans expectations are quite high from this lad.
9. Max Pacioretty - Vegas Golden Knights
Max Pacioretty might have had a bit of a rough start this season but he managed to improve and scored 8 goals for the Vegas Golden Knights, 22 points and is shooting at 8.5% this season. They are high chances of him being the knight in shining armor for his team. Pacioretty has played 60 games in 2019-2020, scoring 30 goals and earning 63 points.
8. Tyler Bertuzzi - Detroit Red Wings
Tyler Bertuzzi has been an underrated asset for the Detroit Red Wings this season, he blossomed in 24 games scoring 10 goals. In the light of stats 2019-2020, he has played 66 games, scoring 18 goals and earning 41 points. He's a young 25 year old chap with infinite capabilities and a bright future ahead probably towards the top.
7. Matthew Tkachuk - Calgary Flames
Matthew Tkachuk is currently playing as the alternate captain for his team, known as a rugged winger, had his first breakout in 2018-19, finishing with NHL high career goal (34) and points (77). This bright young player has played 64 games in 2019-20, scored 21 goals and 55 points.
6. Tomas Tatar - Montreal Canadiens
It seems like Tomas Tatar has made a comeback and proved his worth to his team. Tatar appeared on track for a fourth straight 20-goal season with the Detroit Red Wings in 2017-18 when he was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights for three draft picks in 2018. He has played 66 games in total this season, and scored 22 goals earning 58 points.
5. Artemi Panarin - New York Rangers
Artemi Panarin is a skilled player, his first NHL hat-trick was made in 2016 against the team he is currently playing for. This season he has played 63 games, with 32 goals and 88 points. His career stats are quite spectacular.
4. Jonathan Huberdeau - Florida Panthers
Jonathan Huberdeau became the leading scorer in panther’s history in January 2020. He is an offensive wizard with great hands which totally justifies the decision made by the Panthers’ to spend the No.3 pick in the NHL draft. He has played 64 games this season, with 22 goals and 77 points.
3. Alex Ovechkin - Washington Capitals
Alex Ovechkin, a strong and fast Capitals player, is a 1000-point scorer and 3 time Hart trophy winner. This season he played 63 games in total, scored an impressive number of goals (43) and earned 60 points.
2. Brad Marchand - Boston Bruins
Brad Marchand is on a pace for 53 goals and 131 points along with 160 penalty minutes this season. Everyone thought Marchand had a career year last season with 100 points but it seems like he's onto bigger and better things this year. Brad Marchand has played 65 games this season, 26 goals and carrying 81 points for his team.
1. Leon Draisaiti - Edmonton Oilers
Landing on the top position, Leon Draisaiti has a splendid record and stats. The Edmonton Oilers have the best left wing player in the NHL right now with his 37 goals and achieving 99 points in 64 games.
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