NY Islander's Plus/Minus for 2023-24: Hudson Fasching Hopes to Become the Offensive Hero the Islanders Need

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PLUS: Simple is Best

Fasching's success in the NHL can be attributed to him learning his game. He was able to find his footing on the Islanders with his simple, straightforward style. Fasching has an incredible hockey IQ and always seems to be in the right place at the right time.

Despite starting his season as a filler for Clutterbuck, Fasching grew into his own offensive prowess and seemingly unlocked his best self. Fasching was rewarded for his success and frequently moved up to the third line, and even the second line, playing with JG Pageau and Zach Parise where he had continued success.

With the team struggling to score goals, Fasching's scoring abilities rely on skating and puck handling rather than a wrist shot, bringing a breath of fresh air to the lineup. Fans got excited to watch him play as his speed and simplicity wowed the crowd. Fasching understands how to play every aspect of the game and does so without taking risks and playing things safely.

With a breakout season like his, head coach Lane Lambert can only hope that Fasching continues to improve offensively and has continued success during the 2023-24 season.