Colorado Avalanche forward Jonathan Drouin
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Massive Turnaround for Jonathan Drouin: the Canadiens Made a Major Mistake

Published January 5, 2024 at 9:59

Jonathan Drouin's start with the Colorado Avalanche has not lived up to expectations, raising concerns about his future in the National Hockey League.

The 28-year-old Quebecois player struggled to find his offensive rhythm in a team that seemed to have all the tools to boost his production. This led to him being relegated to the press box several times during the first month of the season.

However, after a nine-game pointless streak, the former Canadiens player regained confidence. He has now become one of the most utilized players by his coach, marking an unexpected turnaround.

He is now producing at a rate almost never seen since his arrival in the NHL. In his last 10 games, Drouin has scored five goals and 11 points. He has already quadrupled his goal production from last year with the Canadiens, in 21 fewer games.

This major turnaround is striking and very interesting for the future of the native of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts.

He greatly contributed to his team's big win yesterday against the Dallas Stars, with a score of 6-5 in overtime, scoring two goals and logging an impressive 25 minutes of playtime. Wow!

Here is the absolutely remarkable evolution of Drouin this year:

3 points in his first 15 games

17 points in his last 22 games

This gives him a total of eight goals and 20 points in 37 games, slowly erasing his poor start to the season.

His recent performances could potentially give a new momentum to his career, and we are extremely pleased to see him rediscovering the joy of playing hockey with Colorado.
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Massive Turnaround for Jonathan Drouin: the Canadiens Made a Major Mistake

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