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Golden Knights End of Regular Season Surprising Stats

The Vegas Golden Knights are gearing up for their first Stanley Cup Playoff run since 2021.&nbsp…



The Vegas Golden Knights are gearing up for their first Stanley Cup Playoff run since 2021. 

While we wait for a confirmed schedule for their series against the Winnipeg Jets, let's look back on the regular season. The Golden Knights franchise has now played in 455 regular season NHL games, with a winning record of 267-147-41.

Here's a thread of interesting tidbits and stats from the season.

Team Leaders

  • Goal Leader- Jonathan Marchessault (28).
  • Assists Leader- Chandler Stephenson (49).
  • Win Leader- Logan Thompson (21).
  • PIM leader- Keegan Kolesar (68).
  • +/- leader- Alec Martinez (+27).
  • Game-winning goals – Will Carrier (7).
  • Powerplay goals- Jonathan Marchessault (9).
  • Ice time average- Alex Pietrangelo (23:58 ATOI).

Top 5 Scorers

  • Jack Eichel- 67 GP 27-39-66 pts.
  • Chandler Stephenson- 81 GP 16-49-65 pts.
  • Jonathan Marchessault- 75 GP 28-29-57 pts.
  • Reilly Smith- 77 GP 26-30-56 pts. 
  • Alex Pietrangelo- 72 GP 11-43-54 pts.

Notable Players Who Hit Career-Highs

  • Chandler Stephenson (65 points) 
  • Alex Pietrangelo (ties career high with 54 points) 
  • William Karlsson (39 assists) 
  • Michael Amadio (16 goals, 11 assists, 27 points) 
  • Will Carrier (16 goals, 25 points) 

Other Stats

  • Three players played the full 82-game season- Phil Kessel, William Karlsson, and Brayden McNabb.
  • Alec Martinez finished the season with 244 blocked shots, which is first in the NHL. 
  • Brayden McNabb's 197 blocked shots are second, and Alex Pietrangelo's 177 blocked shots are seventh in the league.
  • Keegan Kolesar finished the season with 279 hits, good for seventh in the NHL.
  • The Golden Knight's leading point scorer, Jack Eichel, currently sits 77th in NHL scoring with just two games left in the league.

Historical Statistic Updates

  • Both Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson sit at 432 career games played with the Golden Knights, tied for first.
  • Jonathan Marchessault still holds the all-time VGK goal (150), assist (198), and points (348).
  • Jack Eichel has emerged in a major top-10 statistical category as he has 41 career VGK goals, good for tenth all-time.
  • Logan Thompson is now third all-time in VGK goaltender wins with 31, behind Robin Lehner by eight.

Truly Insane Stats

  • Phil Kessel put together the eleventh 82-game season of his career. His Iron Man streak is now at 1,064 straight games in the NHL.
  • The Golden Knights became the first team in NHL history to have four different goaltenders win four straight games. They did this with Jiri Patera, Jonathan Quick, Logan Thompson, and Laurent Brososoit from March 19 to March 25. 
  • The Golden Knights have won the Pacific Division for the third time in six years and their division for the fourth time in six years as an expansion team. 

Lastly… for fun- here's our "Vegas Hockey Now" Awards for the 2022-23 regular season. Now… onto the playoffs!

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