C Alex Galchenyuk (2012, 3rd overall, Montreal) III
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01-28-2013, 02:03 AM
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Are any 18 year olds good at faceoffs (at an NHL level)?
Occasionally a few guys can come in and not be terrible at it. Ryan O'Reilly and Sean Couturier were at 47% their first year. By contrast Crosby was at 45% as a rookie. I can't remember the last 18 year who was plus 50%. I don't even think guys like Stamkos or Tavares took enough faceoffs to official qualify in their 18 year old years. Toews was plus 50% his first year, but he was 19 and had spent a year at North Dakota.
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