Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C EDM 1 week ago

Nugent-Hopkins remained red-hot Saturday, scoring two goals and adding an assist in a win over the Flyers.

He's simply on a tear right now, racking up 14 points in his last seven games. Four of his last five outings have been multi-point games, propelling him to 53 points in 70 games on the season. Now that he's caught fire, make sure the 21-year-old is in your lineup, as he's already set a career-high in goals and appears to destined to also set a career-high in points.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C EDM 2 weeks ago

Nugent-Hopkins produced two assists, including one on the power play, in Monday's win over the Maple Leafs.

Nugent-Hopkins is enjoying his hottest run of the season. He's put up exactly two assists in each of his last three games, and has generated seven goals and 11 assists dating back to Feb. 10. The Oilers remain a mess -- Monday's victory was their first in eight games -- but Nugent-Hopkins has been able to overcome his team context of late, going a palatable minus-6 since the beginning of 2015. Continue to keep him active and ride the wave of scoring.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C EDM 3 weeks ago

Nugent-Hopkins collected two more assists in Friday's loss to the Blue Jackets.

Nugent-Hopkins has been red-hot of late, racking up eight points in his last four games. He's been held off the scoresheet just twice in his last eight outings and is up to 47 points in 67 games,. While the Oilers may have been eliminated from playoff contention, the 21-year-old Nugent-Hopkins is definitely worth a look if he's available.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C EDM 3 weeks ago

Nugent-Hopkins dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- gathered two penalty minutes and went minus-2 in Thursday's 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh.

The Oilers just keep losing, and that's depressed RNH's season rating to a career-low minus-13. But he'll set a new career high in goals -- he's already matched last year's 19 -- and has a chance to surpass last season's 56 points as well. So there's development happening here even in the hockey gulag known as Edmonton.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C EDM 3 weeks ago

Nugent-Hopkins registered his second career hat trick, tallying three goals and an assist in Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Hurricanes.

It's difficult to collect four points and still be on the losing side of a three-goal game, but Nugent-Hopkins did just that. The trio of goals give him 19 on the year, tying his total from last season. The 21-year-old has been one of the lone bright spots in Edmonton this season, and should top the 50-point mark once again.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C EDM 1 month ago

Nugent-Hopkins handed out an assist on the Oilers' lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Blues.

Nugent-Hopkins finished February with four goals and four assists, and has delivered between six and nine points in every month so far this season. That dependability is nice, but many were expecting the former No. 1 overall pick's production to take another step forward in 2014-15, and that just hasn't materialized. Instead, he remains on track for another 50-point campaign, a mark where he's hovered around in each of his three full seasons in the league.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C EDM 2 months ago

Nugent-Hopkins scored twice on six shots, finished plus-1 and collected a minor penalty Thursday against Montreal.RNH hadn't scored a goal since the game prior to the All-Star break, and he'd registered just three helpers over eight games since then prior to Thursday's action. It's been a disappointing season for the former No. 1 pick, as the Oilers have struggled as a team, depressing his statistics.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C EDM 2 months ago

Nugent-Hopkins collected a power-play assist in Tuesday's loss to the Islanders.While Nugent-Hopkins hasn't been a disappointment to the extent of many of his other compatriots, he hasn't taken the step toward stardom that those who rostered him were hoping for in his third NHL season. The 21-year-old has maintained utility in mid-sized formats with 12 goals and 20 assists in 53 games, but his dearth of power-play production (no goals, six assists) and plus/minus hit (minus-9) have tarnished his luster.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C EDM 2 months ago

Nugent-Hopkins was pivotal to Tuesday's comeback and shootout win against Washington, chipping in a power-play assist late in the second period and scoring the game-tying goal with 1:07 remaining in the third.

That's a pair of two-point efforts over the last three games for Nuge, who'd been limited to a single lonely assist in the seven preceding contests. He's right around what's been his typical scoring pace so far, headed for about 50 points, but we're still waiting for the former No. 1 overall pick to take that next step. He might not be able to do so until the Oilers field a better all-around roster, though.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C EDM 2 months ago

Nugent-Hopkins assisted on both of Benoit Pouliot's goals -- one shorthanded, the other on the man advantage -- in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Lightning.

He'd gone three straight and six of seven without finding the scoresheet, as it seems the Oilers' team struggles have been starting to get to the former No. 1 pick. RNH is just short of a 50-point pace, which has to be considered a disappointment for a player of his pedigree, as he was expected to develop into something resembling a point-per-game player by now.