Top three-year wonders
I've been looking for stats on where Ovie ranks as far as most goals in a 3-year stretch. Do you know if anyone has compiled that sort of analysis?This is where our new friend hockey-reference.com comes in.
By the way, I'm a NY Isles fan, so Bossy is king to me.— Seth
I was actually having a look at this the other day, at least in terms of players' first three seasons. Here are the leaders for that stat:
Bossy's not quite king, but he's up there. And Teemu deserves credit given his third season was the shortened lockout year.
Thirty-six players have scored 100 goals or more in their first three seasons, with Ovechkin and Vanek joining the club this season.
And I think Bossy holds the record for most goals in the year he retired (38).