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It is a fact that very few can play in the NHL at age 18. The years before twenty are seldom...

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It is a fact that very few can play in the NHL at age 18. The years before twenty are seldom productive ones. Because offense seems to be more innate and develops earlier than defense, the players who are pushed into a full pro season at 18 are generally high-end offensive forwards. Nevertheless, only 28 players in the history of the modern NHL (over the past eighty years) have scored more than 40 points at 18. The vast majority of those played in the Era of Promiscuous Scoring, commonly referred to as The 1980s, and virtually all of them were minus players in the process.

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