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70-point forwards are a rare breed.

Gary A. Vasquez

We asked five trivia questions about leading scorers by team in the NHL since 2008-09. For our quiz, we've extrapolated 2012-13 to an 82-game season. The answers appear below:

Over the last five seasons, just two men have led their respective team in points in each of those five seasons. Name them.

  • Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings and Alex Ovechkin from the Washington Capitals. While Ovechkin has 84 points more than Nicklas Backstrom, his closest competitor, Kopitar leads Dustin Brown by 90 points.

Over the last five seasons, how many total points has the leading scorer on each team in the league averaged (consider 2012-13 extrapolated over 82 games)?

  • The average top scorer per team in the league scored 73 points during this five-year stretch.

Over the last five seasons, how many defensemen have led their respective team in total points? Name them.

  • Three. Mark Streit led the 08-09 Islanders with 56 points, Keith Yandle led the 2012-13 Coyotes with 51 points and Shea Weber led the 2012-13 Predators with 48 points.

Over the last five seasons, what was the lowest point total to lead a team (consider 2012-13 extrapolated over 82 games)? Who posted the number?

  • The lowest total to lead a team was 43, posted by the Edmonton Oilers' Jordan Eberle in 2010-11. Evgeni Malkin's 113 in 2008-09 is the highest mark.

What percentage of teams were led in total points by non-Canadian born players over the last five seasons?

  • 78 foreign-born players have led their teams in scoring, or 52%. However, due to ties, 75 or 50% would be correct as well.

What is the most commonly occurring value, or Mode, amongst team-leading point scorers over the last five years (consider 2012-13 extrapolated over 82 games)?

  • The most commonly occurring value is 76, appearing 7 times on the list.