Keith Aucoin (EDIT - Can he break the single season assist record?)
Can Keith Aucoin keep up his pace and possibly break records this year?
Keith Aucoin, continuing his assault on the AHL single-season record for assists (89) set by Hershey’s George “Red” Sullivan in 1953-54, recorded three assists to increase his season total to 55 and extend his point streak to an AHL-season-long 13 games. He has surpassed his assist total of 54 from 2010-11, when he was limited to 53 games by injuries.
Aucoin, who has produced 25 points during his 13-game streak, leads the AHL in scoring (64 points). The centerman’s per-game points average (1.68) is closing on the 1.77 per-game average Don Biggs had when he set the AHL single-season points record of 138 in 1992-93 with Binghamton.
Biggs played in 78 games of an 80-game season. In the current 76-game season, Aucoin’s average projects to 128 and would project to 134 in an 80-game season. He would need to increase his per-game average to 1.82 to match the record.
Anything is possible. That single season record seems kind of low to me. With all the too-good-for-the-AHL-but-not-good-enough-for-the-NHL players that flow through the league, I would have thought that someone would have had over 100 in a season.
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