Cole Caufield comes in second in the NHL in a very unrewarding category

Published February 3, 2022 at 6:27 PM

It's no secret that Cole Caufield is not having a very interesting first professional season. The young American is constantly looking for his place on the ice and is having trouble finding the back of the net, both in the AHL and the NHL.

The Habs number 22 ranks second in the NHL in terms of poor percentage of shots on goal with 1.4%. He has only scored one goal in 29 games this year.

He is second to veteran Jakub Voracek, who has only scored one goal in 41 games.

However, there is no need to go off in fear with Caufield. Yes, it's a bad season, sure, but he's a natural goal scorer, he'll find a way to be the Caufield of last year again.

The potential is there, we'll just have to be patient in his case. When he finds the confidence to take it to the next level, this lethargy will be just a story that can be told. Many young players go through this difficult process. With the character he possesses, I'm convinced he will come out of this slumber.

Let's mention that the Habs season is quite special, so as far as I'm concerned, the 2021-2022 season, in terms of statistics, can be put in the garbage can. Caufield needs to focus on getting his bearings on the ice and developing his confidence, before trying to find a way to score. That will come, I'm not worried about him.

However, that process should go through the Laval Rocket in my opinion...
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