Winnipeg Jets 2.0 first ever draft selection Mark Scheifele recently received his second consecutive OHL Player of the Week nod, where he has gone 41 points in 21 games played. It has been quite the ride the last 3 years for the Kitchener native. Statistically he has developed quite well in the OHL.
|Draft Year P/GP||Year 2 P/GP||Year 3 P/GP|
The problem with relying on such statistical progression is determining how much is progression and how much is just dominating those who are younger. Over on the twitterverse, some Jets fans were making snappy retorts about how Scheifele's accomplishments mean very little when accounting for his age. This brought up the idea of trying to find some comparisons... Well here is every first round pick drafted out of the CHL as a centre that played both seasons in the CHL after their draft in the ten year period of 1997-2009:
|Name||Year Drafted||Draft Position||Height||Draft Pts/GP||Year 2 Pts/GP||Year 3 Pts/GP||NHL GP||NHL Pts||NHL Pts/GP|
All data was from hockeydb.com and input manually so there may be typo errors (if so, sorry)
- Keep in mind that natural variance (aka: "puck-luck") can heavily affect scoring stats both positively (Olli Jokinen 2011-12, Nazem Kadri 2012-13) or negatively (Eric Fehr 2011-12, Olli Jokinen 2012-13)
- Usage can highly affect your scoring as well... according to some sources, Schremp played every minute of his team's power play in his final CHL season
- Prior to the 2011 draft, Scheifele was compared many times as a more playmaker version of Jeff Carter, and a 0.73 pts/gp in the NHL would be nothing Jets fans should complain about from Mark