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A NEW FAVORITE HAS EMERGED TO WIN THE MAURICE RICHARD TROPHY

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The Maurice Richard Trophy is given to the player who leads the NHL in goal scoring at the end of the regular season.

The last two Maurice Richard trophies have been won by the same player, Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews.

Matthews won the 2021 award with 41 goals in the regular season, while he took a huge jump and won the award again in 2022 with 60 goals in the regular season.

Auston Matthews started out this season as the favorite to win the award for the third time in a row, but a new favorite has emerged after the player has had an amazing start to the season.

That player is Jason Robertson. The 23 year old winger is having an unbelievable start to the season, scoring at almost a goal per game pace. He had 23 goals in 26 games this season, but he also has 18 assists for a total of 41 points on the year.

Robertson leads the league in goals, but by a very slim margin as Connor McDavid has 22 and Bo Horvat has 20.

Robertson also sits third in the league in points, only behind the Oilers duo of Leon Draisaitl (42) and Connor McDavid (48).

Scoring a lot of goals is nothing new to Jason Robertson, he had 41 last season, but can he keep up his red hot form and continue to lead the league in goals?

The Stars as a team are above expectations as well, sitting second in the Central Division with 14 wins in 26 games.

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