Through games of January 1, this is how the top 50 NHL scoring race looks. But first, here is my take on the NHL awards right now:

  • Hart Trophy (Most Valuable Player) – Alexander Ovechkin, WSH (runners-up are Joe Thornton, SJ and Henrik Sedin, VAN) – I think the runner-up spots are totally wide-open, but Ovechkin clearly stands on top
  • Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year) – Tyler Myers, BUF (runners-up are John Tavares, NYI and Matt Duchene, CDO)
  • Vezina Trophy (Best Goaltender) – Ryan Miller, BUF (runner-ups are Martin Brodeur, NJ and Ilya Bryzgalov, PHX) – this race is really close
  • Norris Trophy (Best Defenseman) – Duncan Keith, CHI (runner-up is Mike Green, WSH) – another really wide-open race

and based on my projected stats below:

  • Art Ross Trophy (Scoring Champion) – Alexander Ovechkin, WSH (runners-up are Joe Thornton, SJ and Marian Gaborik, NYR)
  • Rocket Richard Trophy (Goal-scoring Champion) – Alexander Ovechkin, WSH (runners-up are Marian Gaborik, NYR and Ilya Kovalchuk, ATL)
  • Wayne Gretzky Trophy (unofficial assist champ) – Joe Thornton, SJ (runners-up are Brad Richards, DAL and Martin St. Louis, TB)

The projected top 50:

  1. Alex Ovechkin, WSH (74 games) 60 goals, 56 assists, 116 points.
  2. Joe Thornton, SJS (82 games) 22 goals, 88 assists, 110 points.
  3. Marian Gaborik, NYR (80 games) 55 goals, 53 assists, 108 points.
  4. Henrik Sedin, VAN (82 games) 38 goals, 68 assists, 106 points.
  5. Brad Richards, DAL (80 games) 23 goals, 76 assists, 99 points.
  6. Sidney Crosby, PIT (81 games) 47 goals, 51 assists, 98 points.
  7. Ilya Kovalchuk, ATL (76 games) 54 goals, 42 assists, 96 points.
  8. Nicklas Backstrom, WSH (82 games) 31 goals, 64 assists, 95 points.
  9. Patrick Kane, CHI (82 games) 35 goals, 57 assists, 92 points.
  10. Dany Heatley, SJS (82 games) 46 goals, 44 assists, 90 points.
  11. Martin St Louis, TBL (82 games) 16 goals, 74 assists, 90 points.
  12. Zach Parise, NJD (82 games) 36 goals, 53 assists, 89 points.
  13. Tomas Plekanec, MTL (82 games) 19 goals, 69 assists, 88 points.
  14. Ryan Getzlaf, ANA (80 games) 21 goals, 65 assists, 86 points.
  15. Corey Perry, ANA (82 games) 33 goals, 51 assists, 84 points.
  16. Evgeni Malkin, PIT (75 games) 29 goals, 55 assists, 84 points.
  17. Patrick Marleau, SJS (82 games) 50 goals, 32 assists, 82 points.
  18. Daniel Sedin, VAN (64 games) 28 goals, 53 assists, 81 points.
  19. Loui Eriksson, DAL (82 games) 33 goals, 47 assists, 80 points.
  20. Mike Green, WSH (81 games) 19 goals, 60 assists, 79 points.
  21. Jarome Iginla, CGY (82 games) 41 goals, 37 assists, 78 points.
  22. Anze Kopitar, LAK (82 games) 32 goals, 46 assists, 78 points.
  23. Nathan Horton, FLA (82 games) 28 goals, 50 assists, 78 points.
  24. Mikko Koivu, MIN (82 games) 20 goals, 58 assists, 78 points.
  25. Paul Stastny, COL (82 games) 18 goals, 59 assists, 77 points.
  26. Steven Stamkos, TBL (82 games) 43 goals, 33 assists, 76 points.
  27. Dustin Penner, EDM (82 games) 38 goals, 38 assists, 76 points.
  28. Stephen Weiss, FLA (82 games) 36 goals, 40 assists, 76 points.
  29. Rene Bourque, CGY (76 games) 31 goals, 45 assists, 76 points.
  30. Alexander Semin, WSH (73 games) 33 goals, 42 assists, 75 points.
  31. Vincent Lecavalier, TBL (82 games) 18 goals, 57 assists, 75 points.
  32. James Neal, DAL (78 games) 39 goals, 35 assists, 74 points.
  33. Wojtek Wolski, COL (82 games) 29 goals, 45 assists, 74 points.
  34. Jonathan Toews, CHI (76 games) 27 goals, 47 assists, 74 points.
  35. Ryan Malone, TBL (82 games) 39 goals, 33 assists, 72 points.
  36. Rick Nash, CBJ (82 games) 37 goals, 35 assists, 72 points.
  37. Maxim Afinogenov, ATL (82 games) 27 goals, 45 assists, 72 points.
  38. Nik Antropov, ATL (82 games) 21 goals, 51 assists, 72 points.
  39. Henrik Zetterberg, DET (76 games) 22 goals, 49 assists, 71 points.
  40. Duncan Keith, CHI (82 games) 12 goals, 59 assists, 71 points.
  41. Bobby Ryan, ANA (82 games) 39 goals, 31 assists, 70 points.
  42. Michael Cammalleri, MTL (82 games) 38 goals, 32 assists, 70 points.
  43. Rich Peverley, ATL (82 games) 25 goals, 45 assists, 70 points.
  44. Tomas Kaberle, TOR (82 games) 6 goals, 64 assists, 70 points.
  45. Mike Richards, PHI (82 games) 33 goals, 35 assists, 68 points.
  46. Jeff Carter, PHI (82 games) 29 goals, 39 assists, 68 points.
  47. Andrew Brunette, MIN (82 games) 24 goals, 44 assists, 68 points.
  48. Mike Ribeiro, DAL (82 games) 21 goals, 47 assists, 68 points.
  49. Ryan Kesler, VAN (82 games) 20 goals, 48 assists, 68 points.
  50. Vinny Prospal, NYR (80 games) 17 goals, 51 assists, 68 points
Alex Ovechkin, WSH (74 games) 60 goals, 56 assists, 116 points.
Joe Thornton, SJS (82 games) 22 goals, 88 assists, 110 points.
Marian Gaborik, NYR (80 games) 55 goals, 53 assists, 108 points.
Henrik Sedin, VAN (82 games) 38 goals, 68 assists, 106 points.
Brad Richards, DAL (80 games) 23 goals, 76 assists, 99 points.
Sidney Crosby, PIT (81 games) 47 goals, 51 assists, 98 points.
Ilya Kovalchuk, ATL (76 games) 54 goals, 42 assists, 96 points.
Nicklas Backstrom, WSH (82 games) 31 goals, 64 assists, 95 points.
Patrick Kane, CHI (82 games) 35 goals, 57 assists, 92 points.
Dany Heatley, SJS (82 games) 46 goals, 44 assists, 90 points.
Martin St Louis, TBL (82 games) 16 goals, 74 assists, 90 points.
Zach Parise, NJD (82 games) 36 goals, 53 assists, 89 points.
Tomas Plekanec, MTL (82 games) 19 goals, 69 assists, 88 points.
Ryan Getzlaf, ANA (80 games) 21 goals, 65 assists, 86 points.
Corey Perry, ANA (82 games) 33 goals, 51 assists, 84 points.
Evgeni Malkin, PIT (75 games) 29 goals, 55 assists, 84 points.
Patrick Marleau, SJS (82 games) 50 goals, 32 assists, 82 points.
Daniel Sedin, VAN (64 games) 28 goals, 53 assists, 81 points.
Loui Eriksson, DAL (82 games) 33 goals, 47 assists, 80 points.
Mike Green, WSH (81 games) 19 goals, 60 assists, 79 points.
Jarome Iginla, CGY (82 games) 41 goals, 37 assists, 78 points.
Anze Kopitar, LAK (82 games) 32 goals, 46 assists, 78 points.
Nathan Horton, FLA (82 games) 28 goals, 50 assists, 78 points.
Mikko Koivu, MIN (82 games) 20 goals, 58 assists, 78 points.
Paul Stastny, COL (82 games) 18 goals, 59 assists, 77 points.
Steven Stamkos, TBL (82 games) 43 goals, 33 assists, 76 points.
Dustin Penner, EDM (82 games) 38 goals, 38 assists, 76 points.
Stephen Weiss, FLA (82 games) 36 goals, 40 assists, 76 points.
Rene Bourque, CGY (76 games) 31 goals, 45 assists, 76 points.
Alexander Semin, WSH (73 games) 33 goals, 42 assists, 75 points.
Vincent Lecavalier, TBL (82 games) 18 goals, 57 assists, 75 points.
James Neal, DAL (78 games) 39 goals, 35 assists, 74 points.
Wojtek Wolski, COL (82 games) 29 goals, 45 assists, 74 points.
Jonathan Toews, CHI (76 games) 27 goals, 47 assists, 74 points.
Ryan Malone, TBL (82 games) 39 goals, 33 assists, 72 points.
Rick Nash, CBJ (82 games) 37 goals, 35 assists, 72 points.
Maxim Afinogenov, ATL (82 games) 27 goals, 45 assists, 72 points.
Nik Antropov, ATL (82 games) 21 goals, 51 assists, 72 points.
Henrik Zetterberg, DET (76 games) 22 goals, 49 assists, 71 points.
Duncan Keith, CHI (82 games) 12 goals, 59 assists, 71 points.
Bobby Ryan, ANA (82 games) 39 goals, 31 assists, 70 points.
Michael Cammalleri, MTL (82 games) 38 goals, 32 assists, 70 points.
Rich Peverley, ATL (82 games) 25 goals, 45 assists, 70 points.
Tomas Kaberle, TOR (82 games) 6 goals, 64 assists, 70 points.
Mike Richards, PHI (82 games) 33 goals, 35 assists, 68 points.
Jeff Carter, PHI (82 games) 29 goals, 39 assists, 68 points.
Andrew Brunette, MIN (82 games) 24 goals, 44 assists, 68 points.
Mike Ribeiro, DAL (82 games) 21 goals, 47 assists, 68 points.
Ryan Kesler, VAN (82 games) 20 goals, 48 assists, 68 points.
Vinny Prospal, NYR (80 games) 17 goals, 51 assists, 68 points.
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