Vancouver's Henrik Sedin on his way to the best season of his career. He's been at the top of the scoring race for most of the season (he was leading the league until he was passed by Alex Ovechkin late in the week) and has already set a new career-high for goals scored. With four more points he'll match his previous career-best of 82, and it's not even March yet.
He's also been the NHL's most efficient shooter this season, having scored on a higher percentage of his attempted shots than any other player in the league.
Who else is near the top of the list? Some surprising names.
Through Thursday's game, Sedin has a shooting percentage of 21 percent, but that only takes into account shots that were actually on net. Obviously, not all shots that are attempted end up hitting their target. When you factor in all attempted shots -- those on net and those that miss -- Sedin has the best mark when it comes to scoring.
Here are the top-10 players among forwards in the league (this does not include Friday's games, and only includes players that have attempted a minimum of 100 shots, simply to eliminate any small sample sizes):
-- The players that round out the bottom five are Scott Nichol (.029), Chad LaRose (.028), Max Pacioretty (.027), Justin Abdelkader (.026) and Shawn Thornton (.009).
-- Any guess as to which player gets the highest-percentage of his attempted shots on net? None other than Washington's Jason Chimera (seriously?), who checks at .830. The worst: Cory Stillman at .606.
-- Colorado's Matt Duchene leads all rookies with a .119 mark, good enough for 21st in the league.
Now, as for the defensemen (minimum 75 shot attempts)...
-- The bottom five: Robyn Regehr (.010), Kevin Bieksa (.009), Dennis Seidenberg (.007), Mattias Ohlund (.000), and Andrew Ference (.000).
-- The defenseman that gets the highest percentage of his shots on net: Chris Pronger, with an impressive .814. Matt Carkner is the only other rearguard over .800. The worst: Shane Hnidy (.568)
-- It's incredible to see how many young defensemen are at the top of this chart. As you can see, Doughty, Yandle, Goligoski and Del Zotto crack the top 10, while Marc Staal (11th), Tyler Myers (12th), Kris Russel (15th) and Zach Bogosian (20th) are all in the top 20. Seven are age 23 or younger, while Goligoski is 24.
We'll update after the regular season to see how the rankings look.