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Player evaluation: Pearson

August 8th, 2017 at 4:37 PM
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Aaron Poole/NHLI

This season: 80 games, 24 goals, 20 assists, 44 points, 13 penalty minutes, +5 rating, +2.1% CF%Rel, 16:19 time on ice

The good: There were really only three primary developments on which the 2016-17 season could hang its hat. There was Peter Budaj’s season-saving relief, a whole lotta questions answered by Derek Forbort as part of a younger, more mobile defense, and Tanner Pearson’s continued development into a cold, hard killer, which, as the starkest development of the three, was significantly more pleasant to watch than Arya’s assassin training at the hands of Jaquen H’ghar. In summary, Pearson has what the Kings need badly. He is a lifetime 12.8% shooter in all situations, which represents the highest active career shooting percentage on the team and the third highest aggregate percentage among players who have played at least 100 games with the team since the 2005-06 season. This raised rate appears, more or less, to be sustainable: he shot 12.7% in his career entering …

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