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Silver Nuggets: Sophomore Slump Candidates

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lol Wiercioch tied for 9th
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Ottawa's rookies put in a fine showing in 2012-2013, with four Senators finishing in the top 12 in rookie scoring, league-wide. While Jakob Silfverberg is now with the Ducks, the Senators are still positioned well in terms of young talent. But all second-year players are aware of the dreaded sophomore slump.

Which player, who finished in the top-12 in rookie scoring last season, is the most likely candidate for a sophomore slump?

The candidates


Nail Yakupov

#64 / Right Wing / Edmonton Oilers

5-11

184

Oct 06, 1993


SEASON GP G A P +/- PIM
2012-2013 48 17 14 31 -4 24


Jonathan Huberdeau

#11 / Left Wing / Florida Panthers

6-1

177

Jun 04, 1993


SEASON GP G A P +/- PIM
2012-2013 48 14 17 31 -15 18


Cory Conacher

#89 / Right Wing / Ottawa Senators

5-8

179

Dec 14, 1989


SEASON GP G A P +/- PIM
2012-2013 47 11 18 29 3 29


Brendan Gallagher

#11 / Right Wing / Montreal Canadiens

5-9

178

May 06, 1992


SEASON GP G A P +/- PIM
2012-2013 44 15 13 28 10 33


Brandon Saad

#20 / Left Wing / Chicago Blackhawks

6-1

202

Oct 27, 1992


SEASON GP G A P +/- PIM
2012-2013 46 10 17 27 17 12

Alex Galchenyuk C Montreal Canadiens

SEASON GP G A P +/- PIM
2012-2013 48 9 18 27 14 20


Justin Schultz

#19 / Defenseman / Edmonton Oilers

6-2

185

Jun 06, 1990


SEASON GP G A P +/- PIM
2012-2013 48 8 19 27 -17 8

Mika Zibanejad C Ottawa Senators

SEASON GP G A P +/- PIM
2012-2013 42 7 13 20 9 6

Jakob Silfverberg RW Anaheim Ducks

SEASON GP G A P +/- PIM
2012-2013 48 10 9 19 9 12


Vladimir Tarasenko

#91 / Right Wing / St. Louis Blues

6-0

219

Dec 13, 1991



SEASON GP G A P +/- PIM
2012-2013 38 8 11 19 1 10

Alex Killorn C Tampa Bay Lightning

SEASON GP G A P +/- PIM
2012-2013 38 7 12 19 -6 14

Patrick Wiercioch D Ottawa Senators

SEASON GP G A P +/- PIM
2012-2013 42 5 14 19 -6 14

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