New York Islanders All-Star Brock Nelson was this season’s Minnesota’s top NHL scorer
Nelson, a 2010 Mr. Hockey finalist representing Warroad had a career year scoring 36 goals and 39 assists for 75 points. He is one of two Minnesotans to finish in the NHL’s top 50 scorers this season. The other player in the top 50 in Pittsburgh Penguins forward, who was last season’s Minnesotan NHL scoring leader, and Hill-Murray standout Jake Guentzel who finished with 36 goals and 37 assists for 73 points.
Buffalo Sabres centerman Casey Mittelstadt (Eden Prairie, MN) came in third amongst Minnesotans in the NHL with 15 goals and 44 assists for 59 points.
Brock Boeser (Burnsville, MN) finished 18-37-55 and Blake Wheeler (Plymouth, MN) finished with 16 goals and 39 assists for 55 points. Wheeler moved into third all-time in scoring for Minnesota-born players.
Anders Lee (Edina, MN) and Justin Faulk (South St. Paul, MN) both finished fifth amongst Minnesotans in NHL scoring with 50 points. Lee had 28 goals and 22 assists for 50 points and Faulk had 11 goals and 39 assists to finish with 50 points.
Thomas Novak (St. Paul, MN) finished 17-26-43 and K’Andre Miller (St. Paul) had 9 goals and 34 assists for 43 points.
Finishing up the top 10 NHL Minnesotans scoring leaders in the 2022-23 season is Brady Skjei (Lakeville, MN) who had 18 goals and 20 assists for 38 points.
Minnesota was well-represented during the 2022-23 NHL season. The State of Hockey totaled the most points out of any other state in the United States with 1,010. The following best was New York who totaled 713 points. Minnesotans played 2,890 games this season, which is 1,089 more than the next state.
Check out last year’s Minnesota’s top NHL scorer here!