Point predictions and more for the Arizona Coyotes

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 30: Nick Schmaltz #8 of the Arizona Coyotes is congratulated by Ilya Lyubushkin #46 and teammates after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on November 30, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 30: Nick Schmaltz #8 of the Arizona Coyotes is congratulated by Ilya Lyubushkin #46 and teammates after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on November 30, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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The Arizona Coyotes are back in action tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Before you watch tonight’s game I think it would be fun to look at where the team stands pointwise right now.

I would be lying if I said I was happy with how many points the Coyotes players have racked up individual. They have depth as a team and keep finding ways to put the puck in the net. However, I want to see them keep doing that more frequently.

Arizona’s top point-getter, Nick Schmaltz, leads the team with only 20 points. Those 20 points tie him for 69th place in the NHL with points so far this season. I am not asking for Schmaltz to be on par with Connor McDavid, rather I just want to see him closer to 30 points at this stage of the season.

I like to see so many players putting up a decent amount of points for the Coyotes. Arizona has 5 players at or above 15 points so far this season, and with Conor Garland becoming a goal-scoring machine with 10 goals everyone is left with a smile on their face.

Honestly, I just hope the team can continue to grow and produce points at a higher rate. We don’t have a team of stars, rather we have a team of hard-working skilled players ready to make an impact on the ice.

Scoring Regular Season Table
ScoringGoalsAssistsIce TimePoint Shares
RkPlayerAgePosGPGAPTS+/-PIMEVPPSHGWEVPPSHSS%TOIATOIOPSDPSPSBLKHITFOWFOLFO%
1Nick Schmaltz23C285152034410211403713.544715:581.40.72.1136669541.0
2Christian Dvorak23C2888166453026204318.645316:111.30.82.113816411359.2
3Clayton Keller21C2841216-784000660735.546916:460.80.31.1486460.0
4Alex Goligoski34D282141671211001040454.464623:031.12.23.2553000
5Conor Garland23RW28105159691022307114.137813:291.60.82.49900
6Phil Kessel32RW2841014-14101300730695.849917:480.50.10.6851516.7
7Carl Soderberg34C2875121843004104316.346716:400.70.71.4102812515544.6
8Jakob Chychrun21D2864100164201310639.562022:080.91.62.5402900
9Derek Stepan29C285510-484102230598.552518:450.10.50.6151218823244.8
10Vinnie Hinostroza25C284610344000600429.537413:220.40.61.0911111640.7
11Oliver Ekman-Larsson28D282810082000620563.667824:140.41.72.1344100
12Michael Grabner32RW266397650103003616.735113:310.60.71.349010.0
13Lawson Crouse22LW2453821550003003215.632713:370.50.51.095381436.4
14Christian Fischer22RW27325883001200466.531411:380.00.70.710533442.9
15Jordan Oesterle27D20055380000410220.032016:010.11.01.2321300
16Barrett Hayton19C141341121001300205.015611:080.10.20.3296842.9
17Jason Demers31D260442100000301250.056021:32-0.31.61.3313000
18Brad Richardson34C21022880000200240.029914:16-0.60.70.1162411610652.3
19Kyle Capobianco22D7101-121000000616.710214:350.10.20.39700
20Niklas Hjalmarsson32D4101101000000425.06014:540.10.20.44200
21Ilya Lyubushkin25D150112120000100160.019212:49-0.10.60.5133500
22Aaron Ness29D1201160000010070.015112:36-0.10.80.89800
23Darcy Kuemper29G180000600000000109860:590.00.04.80000
24Antti Raanta30G10000000000000060960:560.00.02.60000
Team Total2874116190431755815111853018398.89.417.534.334943069475348.0

Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/3/2019.

Without further ado here is how the point total should play out if the players continue to produce at a consistent level.

Point predictions based on current play

  1. Nick Schmaltz: 59 Points
  2. Christian Dvorak: 47 Points
  3. Clayton Keller: 47 Points
  4. Alex Goligoski: 47 Points
  5. Conor Garland: 44 Points
  6. Phil Kessel: 41 Points
  7. Carl Soderberg: 35 Points
  8. Jakob Chychrun: 29 Points
  9. Derek Stepan: 29 Points
  10. Vinnie Hinostroza: 29 Points
  11. Oliver Ekman-Larsson: 29 Points
  12. Michael Grabner: 28 Points
  13. Lawson Crouse: 26 Points
  14. Christian Fischer: 15 Points
  15. Jordan Oesterle: 19 Points
  16. Barrett Hayton: 19 Points
  17. Jason Demers: 11 Points
  18. Brad Richardson: 7 Points

Arizona Coyotes final point total based on teams current play

The ‘Yotes currently have a point total of 34 points through 28 games this season. With a record of 15-9-4, there is a lot to be thankful for in Arizona. That does raise the question of where this team will finish.

When you do the math, the Arizona Coyotes are currently averaging 1.2 points per game. That is not horrible, however, that just shows they are a little over 500 so far this season. When you add up the numbers the Coyotes are on average to register 100 points this season, which should get them into the playoffs.

In the last three seasons, a wild card team has made the playoffs with less than 100 points. This bodes well for the Coyotes making the playoffs. However, they are not setting themselves up to go on long skids of bad games or anything like that. Arizona has been battling, and they need to continue to battle if they want to make the playoffs.

Do you think the Coyotes continue to put up points at the rate they are now? Feel free to share your voice in the comments!