Your Say: Mark Stone
We've given out our grades. Now it's your turn!
We've finished our player grades for the 2014-15 season, but that was just 9 people talking about what they think--and it was a lot of information to talk about. Now it's time for our readers to cast their votes. And with that in mind, we present our Your Say series!
Stone's season was nothing short of spectacular. His start to the year may have been overshadowed by Hoffman's lead in rookie goals, but Stone's second-half was extremely impressive. He led the entire league in 5v5 points in 2015 with 32. He finished fourth in overall points in 2015 with 47 (sandwiched between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby). In 2015, his 5v5 points-per-60-min were also first in the league, showing that he wasn't just benefiting from an increase in ice time. He tied with Ryan O'Reilly for the league lead in takeaways with 98. His hot finish led him to a Calder Trophy nomination. Despite getting his wrist hacked in the first round of the playoffs, he tied for the team lead in points with four. He figures to be Ottawa's best forward next year, and of all the RFAs Ottawa has to lock up this offseason, Stone should be locked up for the longest term.
Highest grade: A+
Lowest grade: A
Average grade: A+
What grade would you give Mark Stone?