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Minnesota's top NHL scorer

07/19/2022, 11:45am CDT
By Bryan Zollman

Jake Guenztel, a former Hill-Murray player, led all Minnesotans in scoring in 2021-22 in the NHL with 84 points (40 goals, 44 assists). PHOTOS BY NICK WOSIKA

Pittsburgh penguins All-Star Jake Guentzel was the leading NHL scorer who hails from Minnesota.

Guentzel, a former Hill-Murray standout, finished the regular season with 40 goals and 44 assists for 84 points. He is the only Minnesotan to finish in the top 50 in the NHL in scoring.

Blake Wheeler (Plymouth, MN) was the second highest scorer for a Minnesotan, tallying 17 goals, 43 assists for 60 points. Wheeler played high school hockey at Breck and had a great college career for the Gophers.

Brock Nelson of Warroad finished third amongst Minnesotans in the NHL with 37 goals and 22 assists for 59 points.

St. Louis Blues defenseman Justin Faulk (South St. Paul) was fourth with 16 goals and 47 points. 

Anders Lee (Edina) finished 28-18-46 and Brock Boeser (Burnsville) finished with 23 goals and 23 assists for 46 points.

Buffalo’s Kyle Okposo (St. Paul) finished with 45 points (21g, 24a), and Rem Pitlick (Plymouth) finished 15-22-37. Zach Parise (15-20-35), finished his first full season with the Islanders and ranks ninth amongst Minnesotans. Rounding out the top 10 is Travis Boyd, the Stanley Cup winner who played high school hockey at Hopkins and tallied 17 goals and 18 assists this season for Arizona. Boyd ranked 227th in the NHL in scoring.

In all, the 10 players combined to play 732 games, score 229 goals and 275 assists for 504 points. The 10 players in their combined careers have played 6,103 games and scored 1,760 goals and added 2,307 assists for 4,067 points.

Minnesota's Top NHL scorers 2021-22 season

Player Hometown/HS NHL Team GP-G-A-PTS NHL Rank Career GP-G-A-PTS
Jake Guentzel Hill-Murray Pittsburgh 76-40-44-84 24 375-161-180-341
Blake Wheeler Plymouth/Breck HS Winnipeg 65-17-43-60 80 1046-276-571-867
Brock Nelson Warroad NY Islanders 72-37-22-59 84 676-205-182-387
Justin Faulk South St. Paul St. Louis 76-16-31-47 147 760-113-233-346
Anders Lee Edina NY Islanders 76-28-28-56 150 596-212-154-366
Brock Boeser Burnsville Vancouver 71-23-23-46 150 324-121-135-256
Kyle Okposo St. Paul Buffalo 74-21-24-45 155 909-219-345-564
Rem Pitlick Plymouth Minnesota/Montreal 66-15-22-37 212 77-15-24-39
Zach Parise Minneapolis NY Islanders 82-15-20-35 227 1142-408-437-845
Travis Boyd Edina/Hopkins HS Arizona 74-17-18-35 227 198-30-46-76
TOTALS 732-229-275-505 6103-1760-2307-4067

Tag(s): State Of Hockey