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Nuge earns career high 57th point

First, it was Sam Gagner notching his 300th point as an Oiler, THEN it was Connor McDavid achieving his third consecutive 60 assist season, AND NOW, it’s NUUUUUUGE! Nuge just scored the third goal of the game for the Oilers against the Vancouver Canucks, giving him a new career high, 57 points on the year!

After running into injury troubles for several years, Nuge has been due for a breakout season for a long time coming now. He’s been a consistent rock throughout his long tenure here in Edmonton and deserves nothing but the best. After showing offensive improvement year after year, Nuge has continued his growth this season, and it’s showing on the stats sheet.

It was a beautiful goal too! After winning a puck battle in the corner, Connor McDavid skated the puck out to the center of the ice where he saw Ryan Nugent-Hopkins waiting in the slot with his stick on the ice. Connor gives a swift pass over to Nuge who deflects it up and over the shoulder of the Vancouver goalie, giving the Oilers a 3-0 lead in the game. I love you Nuge, don’t ever change.

Watch the goal below:

Ryan Nugent Hopkins Career Stats

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2012-13 Edmonton Oilers NHL 40 4 20 24 8 3
2013-14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 19 37 56 26 -12
2014-15 Edmonton Oilers NHL 76 24 32 56 25 -12
2015-16 Edmonton Oilers NHL 55 12 22 34 18 -9
2016-17 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 18 25 43 29 -10 13 0 4 4 2
2017-18 Edmonton Oilers NHL 62 24 24 48 20 10
2018-19 Edmonton Oilers NHL 66 20 36 56 20 -12
NHL Totals 523 139 230 369 162 13 0 4 4 2