No awards are handed out for pre-season scoring, but that doesn't mean the standouts aren't worth paying attention to. From rookies to veterans, these eight players have made people take notice in the pre-season. - From The Hockey News
There are no awards handed out for leading the league in scoring during the exhibition schedule, there are no additional points given to teams who run the table when the games don’t matter and there’s no reason to make much of anything of who succeeds and fails before the regular season really begins.
In all honesty, though, it’s hard to suggest all that much was going to be expected of Sharp this season.
Asked if the rookie center had done enough to start the year with the Islanders, coach Doug Weight put it simply: “Yes.” There was no ticker-tape parade or wild jubilation when the Sharks signed Boedker ahead of last season, but bringing the skillful winger aboard did come with some excitement.
It’s getting awfully hard to suggest that as the pre-season slate wears on, though, because he seems to have translated his AHL production to NHL pre-season success, and there has to be some hope that he can do the same with the big club.
Across 117 games spanning three campaigns, Hyka scored 36 goals and 78 points, and that led the 24-year-old to a one-year, entry-level deal with the Golden Knights.