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Scoring Review

A couple of years ago I wrote an article looking at our top 7 scorers because it is those seven who carry the team's burden of scoring. It's an arbitrary number of players that I chose and so I will continue to use.

Anaheim Ducks' 2010-11

Top 7/Top 10 Scorers

Goals For: 248

PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

1

Corey Perry, RW

82

50

48

98

9

2

Teemu Selanne, RW

73

31

49

80

6

3

Ryan Getzlaf, C

67

19

57

76

14

4

Bobby Ryan, RW

82

34

37

71

15

5

Lubomir Visnovsky, D

81

18

50

68

18

6

Saku Koivu, C

75

15

30

45

-8

7

Cam Fowler, D

76

10

30

40

-25

total

536

177

301

478

29

8

Jason Blake, LW

76

16

16

32

-5

9

Toni Lydman, D

78

3

22

25

32

10

Brandon McMillan, LW

60

11

10

21

-5

Anaheim Ducks' 2011-12

Top 7/Top 10 Scorers

Goals For: 204

PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

1

Teemu Selanne, RW

82

26

40

66

-1

2

Corey Perry, RW

80

37

23

60

-7

3

Ryan Getzlaf, C

82

11

46

57

-11

4

Bobby Ryan, RW

82

31

26

57

1

5

Saku Koivu, C

74

11

27

38

7

6

Cam Fowler, D

82

5

24

29

-28

7

Lubomir Visnovsky, D

68

6

21

27

7

total

550

127

207

334

-32

8

Andrew Cogliano, C

82

13

13

26

-4

9

Luca Sbisa, D

80

5

19

24

-5

10

Francois Beauchemin, D

82

8

14

22

-14

Anaheim Ducks' 2012-13

Top 7/Top 10 Scorers

Goals For: 118 (48 games, Short-season due to Lock-out)

Goals For: 201 * (expanded upon an 82 game schedule)

PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

1

Ryan Getzlaf, C

44

15

34

49

14

2

Corey Perry, RW

44

15

21

36

10

3

Bobby Ryan, RW

46

11

19

30

3

4

Saku Koivu, C

47

8

19

27

4

5

Francois Beauchemin, D

48

6

18

24

19

6

Teemu Selanne, RW

46

12

12

24

-10

7

Andrew Cogliano, C

48

13

10

23

14

total

323

80

133

213

54

8

Kyle Palmieri, RW

42

10

11

21

2

9

Daniel Winnik, RW

48

6

13

19

13

10

Sheldon Souray, D

44

7

10

17

19

Anaheim Ducks' 2013-14

Top 7/Top 10 Scorers

Goals For: 266

PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

1

Ryan Getzlaf, C

77

31

56

87

28

2

Corey Perry, RW

81

43

39

82

32

3

Nick Bonino, C

77

22

27

49

14

4

Mathieu Perreault, C

69

18

25

43

13

5

Andrew Cogliano, C

82

21

21

42

13

6

Cam Fowler, D

70

6

30

36

15

7

Dustin Penner, LW†

49

13

19

32

22

total

505

154

217

371

137

8

Kyle Palmieri, RW

71

14

17

31

9

9

Daniel Winnik, RW

76

6

24

30

6

10

Hampus Lindholm, D

78

6

24

30

29

Changes between the years

Between 2010/11 and 2011/12, there was no change in the top 7 scorers, but there was a considerable dip in goal scoring. Perry couldn't reach his 50 goals (but still lead the Western Conference in goal scoring for both seasons) and Lubomir was just not as productive. Lubo was traded away for NY Islanders' second round pick, which turned into Nick Sorensen. Note, Andrew Cogliano, affectionately known to Ducks fans as Cogs, was acquired in the summer of 2011 and makes his debut 8th in overall team scoring.

Between 2011/12 and 2012/13, the only changes were the bottom two players who were both defensemen and the scoring remained similar to one another. Beauchemin makes his debut into the top 7 as well as Cogs, who broke in as the seventh best team scorer. Perry was not himself as he was nowhere near the consistency of leading the Western conference in goal scoring.

Between 2012/13 and 2013/14, there were three changes in the top 7 with Bobby Ryan departing via trade between the summer. Odd thing is, despite Ryan being our third best scorer in 2012/13, he would have been our fifth best goal scorer. This past season was the most goals scored in the four years presented. Bonino and Perrault came out of nowhere and Dustin Penner was a wonderful surprise in only 49 games played for the Ducks. Cogliano again is rose from seventh in overall scoring to fifth.

This summer, we lost our 3rd (Bones), 4th (MP22), 7th (Penner), and 9th (Winnik) overall scorers. Actually, we lost Penner at the trade deadline. There should not be too much panic as the Ducks did not have their 3rd, 4th, and 5th best scorers in 2012/13 season, but managed to have one of the best offensive outputs. Bones, Sbisa, and a first round pick were traded for C Ryan Kesler, Vancouver's top goal scorer last year and consistent 20+ goal scorer for the past few years when healthy. Dany Heatley was signed in a Penner-style reclamation signing. The only scoring that needs replacing in the top 7 is MP22's spot.

A possibility of who may replace that scoring by MP22 could be Kyle Palmieri. For the past two years, Palms has been chomping at the bit to be part of the top 7. Another possibility is Silfverberg. Silfverberg has a wrist injury that needed surgery. Before his injury, Silf was hotter than Ryan was going into Ottawa. In 11 games, Silf netted 4 goals and 3 assists.

Changes are a part of the NHL game. In our top 7 scorers' meme, sometimes it is through trades, other times it is through acquisitions, and some other times we have young players coming up huge in the system. Or it could be all three in one season. Coach Bruce Boudreau has had a handle on this team for the past three seasons, this coming season will bring in another wrinkle to the line-up.

Presuming we know four of the top 7 scorers (the Twins, Cogs, and Fowler), who does Anaheim Calling think would be the new people vying for the other three scoring spots? And where would you place them in rank? Should you be very feisty, possibly write down g-a-pts with those rankings!


This article is user-generated. It does not necessarily reflect the views of Anaheim Calling. Please do not link this article as representative of Anaheim Calling content or viewpoints . . . unless it's <em>really</em> really good.

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