It's the second week in and already rookies are breaking records and capturing the hearts of America. That may sound dramatic but these are some important names to remember in hockey.
10/10 at Car: 2 G, +2, 3 SOG, 13:48 TOI
10/13 vs. NYR: -1, 2 SOG, 13:04 TOI
10/14 at Min: -1, 11:36 TOI
10/17 at Win: +1, 2 SOG, 14:59 TOI
Milano got off to a hot start last Tuesday with two goals and still leads all rookies at four goals in the six games he played. One of the goals on Tuesday included an OT winner and that was the end of Milano's 4 goal streak in three games, one of the best in the franchise.
10/11 at Tor: 1 A, +1, 1 SOG, 17:15 TOI
10/13 vs. Wash: 1 SOG, 16:07 TOI
10/14 at NYR: 17:22 TOI
10/17 vs. TB: 2 SOG, 11:18 TOI
Bratt is second among rookies in plus/minus at +5, second in points (6) and tied for second in goals (3). He is also the first Devils player to record five points in the first two games of his career (per @pr_nhl). Bratt is impressive as a left winger for the Devils and is the rookie making waves on their offense right now.
10/11 at Tor: 2 A, +2, 2 SOG, 16:18 TOI
10/13 vs. Wash: 1 A, 2 SOG, 19:02 TOI
10/14 at NYR: 2 A, +1, 14:49 TOI
10/17 vs. TB: 1 A, +1, 16:32 TOI
Butcher leads all rookies in points (9), plus/minus (+6) and assists (9). Butcher is the first rookie defenseman to record at least nine assists in his first six games (per @pr_nhl). He is a great help for the Devils on defense and is one of the players to watch there. New Jersey has a good thing going on right now, so pay attention now.
10/15 vs. Bos: W, 1 GA, 21 SV, .955 SV%
10/17 vs. Buff: W, 4 GA, 30 SV, .882 SV%
Subban leads all rookie goaltenders in wins (2), goals against average (2.42) and save percentage (.911). Subban came in clutch for Vegas after their great goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was placed on the IR for a concussion with his two wins. His first win was special because it came against the team that let him go and he got to earn his way back into the NHL with a team that needs him. Vegas has a great season already and Subban's success just adds even more to the sweet start.
One century of this game and League is a wonderful milestone to celebrate. Let's hope to do this in the next century!