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Incredible: Cole Caufield is among the NHL elite in a very impressive category

Published January 3, 2024 at 12:18

When asked about concerns regarding Cole Caufield's offensive production, which has been less consistent since the beginning of the season, Martin St-Louis responds that there is nothing to worry about and that Caufield is becoming a better hockey player.

According to the coach, Caufield has become much better in his own zone, making him a more complete player. "The goals will come; he hasn't lost his scoring touch."

At first glance, it's true that Cole seems more involved defensively, and the statistics support St-Louis.

Caufield is in the top 5 in the NHL for the number of goals allowed at 5-on-5 per 60 minutes of play among players who have spent more than 400 minutes on the ice in such situations. This statistic is calculated for 210 forwards in the NHL.

The small forward is part of a select group that includes players like Aleksander Barkov, among others. It's quite impressive! Especially considering he has just scored in three consecutive games, and his offensive production seems to be back.

This aligns with the Canadiens' season. The team allows few goals at 5-on-5; it's more challenging on the penalty kill.

One thing is certain: no one would have thought that the number 22 would be so well-ranked in a defensive category, especially after playing more than 30 games.

January 3   |   382 answers
Incredible: Cole Caufield is among the NHL elite in a very impressive category

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