Production Since All-Star Game: 2G, 0A
Remember how magical of a month November was? John Tavares and Josh Bailey were in the infancy of what would be All-Star years. Mathew Barzal was just starting to turn heads and get some Calder consideration. And Nick Leddy was at the tip of everyone’s lips for the Norris Trophy.
Two months later, Tavares and Bailey are still putting up points and Mathew Barzal has likely all but locked up the Calder Trophy. But Nick Leddy has completely fallen off a cliff.
His production completely dried up. In fact before that goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Nick Leddy hadn’t scored since November. It’s not that Leddy was going to keep putting in the goals, but no one thought his production would dry up as quickly as the Okavango Delta.
Since coming back from the All-Star break, Nick Leddy has put up two goals. In back-to-back games. The New York Islanders stud defenseman is back.
Can he sustain it? A goal a game is by no means sustainable. But keeping up say a half point a game through the remaining fixtures is entirely possible for the former Minnesota Wild draft pick.
Who knows what changed for Nick Leddy. Before the Columbus game he looked lost and defeated. He just couldn’t do much right. But since he looks like a player with a new lease on life.