Three NHL Sophomores Who Will Break Out Next Season

May 16th, 2010 by Todd Cordell Leave a reply »
I thought about this all night deciding who would make the list and who wouldn't. I feel as I have made the right decision that these 3 Sophomores will have great seasons next year.


Tyler Bozak

Tyler didn't have the best start to his season with the Maple Leafs but near the end of the season he really stepped it up a notch. In his final 15 games Bozak recorded 14 points on a line with Phil Kessel and Nikolai Kulemin and if you ask me those are pretty impressive numbers for a rookie.

Final stats: 27 points in 37 games (8G, 19A)

Prediction: 55-65 points


Niclas Bergfors

He had a solid rookie season which started in New Jersey, and finished in Atlanta. In his time with New Jersey he was stuck on the 3rd line most of the year but when he got a chance on the top 2 lines he was very effective. When he got traded to Atlanta that is when he really started to heat up. Though he only had 17 points in 27 games with Atlanta it seemed as though he was their best player on both ends of the ice.

Final Stats: 44 points in 81 games (21G, 23A)

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