Drew Stafford RW BUF Jan 29 '78
Despite a great March, Drew Stafford had a disappointing 2011-12 campaign.
Stafford scored 31 goals and 52 points in 62 games last season, but only managed 20 goals and 50 points in 80 contests in 2011-12. "I know I took a step back this year for production at times," Stafford said. "Obviously, that went hand in hand with how the team was doing. If I was producing like I was at certain points last year, we could've won a couple more games. You win a couple more games, you're in the playoffs. It's one thing I'm going to try and obviously do my best this summer to focus on getting back to where I need to be." There's reason to be optimistic about Stafford, given that he had seven goals and 17 points in his final 13 games. It's also worth noting that he might have done better in the first half of the season if Tyler Ennis wasn't plagued by ankle problems. When Ennis was healthy, the two of them clicked on the same line.