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Islanders: Projecting Stats Over 82 Game Season

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MAY 08: The New York Islanders shake hands with linesman Tony Sericolo #84 following his final NHL game at the Nassau Coliseum on May 08, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Devils 5-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MAY 08: The New York Islanders shake hands with linesman Tony Sericolo #84 following his final NHL game at the Nassau Coliseum on May 08, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Devils 5-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The New York Islanders finished the regular season with 68 points and a 31-17-6 record in their 56 game season. Pacing that out over a full 82 game slate, that would be a 100 point pace, a solid season for Barry Trotz and company.

With the shortened season, I wanted to take a look at how the Isles skaters would’ve done projected out over a full season. We will be taking a look at games, goals, assists, and points in this exercise.

So Oliver Wahlstrom’s .48 points per game pace won’t be over a full 82 games, instead, it would be based on how many games he played this year and pacing that pace over a full season. Let’s start with the forwards:

Forward Pace

Mathew Barzal: 66 points (25 goals, 41 assists) – 81 games

Josh Bailey: 52 points (12 goals, 40 assists) – 80 games

Jordan Eberle: 49 points (24 goals, 25 assists) – 81 games

Brock Nelson: 48 points (26 goals, 22 assists) – 82 games

JG Pageau: 41 points (21 goals, 20 assists) – 80 games

Anthony Beauvillier: 41 points (22 goals, 19 assists) – 69 games

Oliver Wahlstrom:  31 points (17 goals, 14 assists) – 64 games

Anders Lee: N/A Injury

Casey Cizikas: 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) – 82 games

Matt Martin: 16 points (9 goals, 7 assists) – 80 games

Cal Clutterbuck: 16 points (6 goals, 10 assists) – 73 games

Leo Komarov: 12 points (1 goal, 11 assists) – 48 games

Michael Dal Colle: 6 points (1 goal, 5 assists) – 38 games

Kyle Palmieri: N/A Trade

Travis Zajac: N/A Trade

Kieffer Bellows: 5 points (5 goals, 0 assists) – 21 games

Ross Johnston: 2 points (0 goals, 2 assists) -18 games

Defense Pace

Nick Leddy: 45 points (3 goals, 42 assists) – 82 games

Ryan Pulock: 25 points (3 goals, 22 assists) – 82 games

Scott Mayfield: 22 points (3 goals, 19 assists) – 82 games

Adam Pelech: 21 points (6 goals, 15 assists) – 82 games

Noah Dobson: 20 points (4 goals, 16 assists) – 67 games

Andy Greene: 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) – 81 games

Thomas Hickey: 3 points (0 goals, 3 assists) – 7 games

Sebastian Aho: 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) – 4 games

Braydon Coburn: N/A Trade

Overview

Clearly, after Anders Lee went down the offense wasn’t nearly the same. Mat Barzal would’ve been leading the team with 66 points and Brock Nelson would’ve been your leader in goals with 26.

Josh Bailey’s season was better over a full season was than I anticipated and JG Pageau was quietly very steady for the team with a 41 point pace. On the blue line, Nick Leddy was the big surprise.

He had an offense surge after back-to-back down years under Barry Trotz. On the flip side, Ryan Pulock’s offense wasn’t where it normally is. Well, at least in terms of goal scoring.

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A 100 point season with no player over 30 goals or 70 points? Sounds like a Barry Trotz dream to me. Defense and goalie play was the reason for this team’s success in 2021.

All stats via Hockey Reference

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