Point projections for Leafs players in a 56 game season

Auston Matthews was robbed of his first 50 goal season when the league was forced to shut down last March, and while his chances of hitting 50 in a shortened 2021 campaign might be slim, he should once again be in the running for the Rocket Richard Trophy this season. How many goals is Matthews capable of scoring in a 56 game season and can he creep into the Art Ross conversation as well?
William Nylander bounced back in a big way in 2019-2020, hitting 30 goals for the first time in his NHL career and looking increasingly like the dominant player he vowed to become after a disappointing 2018-2019 season. Whether or not Nylander can continue to score at that rate will go a long way towards determining how successful this Leafs team can be.
For the most part, we know what to expect out of some of the marquee players on this Leafs roster but plenty of questions still remain. With the NHL officially set to drop the puck for a 56 game season on January 13th, and the Leafs seemingly finished making moves for the offseason, I thought it might be interesting to see what kind of individual production we should expect from …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

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