Best player in the NHL you've never heard of

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  1. CrazyDounut21

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    Jaccob Slavin.

    Dude is leading defenseman in takeaways with 73. And is second only to Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators. The next closest defenseman is Dustin Byfuglyn with 59 takeaways.

    He has a +18 right now on a team with -20 goal differential and with the worst goaltending in the league.

    He has 31 points in all 71 games played this year. Yes he has played every game this season for Carolina. Showing great durability throughout the season

    He has blocked 146 shots. Which puts him at 2.06 per game and 16th in the NHL

    He has a good even strength Corsi and Fenwick %.
    Corsi (EV): 1.9%
    Fenwick (EV): 3.1%
    He compares very well to other defenseman that are "Better than him"

    Suter:
    Corsi: 1.4%
    Fenwick: 0.9%

    Letang:
    Corsi: 3%
    Fenwick: -0.1%

    Doughty:
    Corsi: 0.9%
    Fenwick: -1.3%

    Weber:
    Corsi: -1.6%
    Fenwick: -0.6%

    Karlsson:
    Corsi: 2.7%
    Fenwick: 3.5%

    Jaccob Slavin is one of the bright young stars in the league but is generally unknown to most hockey fans. It is time people start to recognize Slavin's excellence on offense and defense. The best thing about it for him and Carolina is that Slavin is only 22 years old. Slavin could be a top 5 defenseman when he hits his prime. And he has the stats to prove it
     
  2. frank p

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    Been saying for awhile that Slavin is no doubt a top 10 defenseman in the NHL. Him and Pesce are probably the best pair in the league behind Giordano and Hamilton. Past couple games have been bad for him but that's understandable.
     
  3. Doclaf

    Doclaf Legend 2

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    Who hasn't heard of Slavin?
     
  4. Patrick Roy

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    I don't know if non-montreal fans know about him but, Alexander Radulov.
     
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  7. CrazyDounut21

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  8. TRPS NaSHTY61

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    Uh... I guess Lehkonen really impressed me during the first round of the playoffs.
    Most of us do know Radulov lol
     

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