Sebastian Aho has made history by becoming the top playoff goal scorer for the Carolina Hurricanes and Hartford Whalers franchise. The talented Finnish center recently surpassed Eric Staal’s record after scoring his 20th career playoff goal in the ongoing series against the New York Islanders. The Hurricanes currently lead the series 3-1, with Aho playing a crucial role in their success.
In addition to holding the franchise record for playoff goals, Aho also leads the Hurricanes franchise in playoff assists and total points. At just 25 years old, Aho has already amassed an impressive playoff record, with 20 goals and 31 assists, totaling 51 points in 52 games. This places him at an almost point-per-game pace in the playoffs, a rare and remarkable feat for any player.
Aho’s performance this season has been outstanding, as he ranks fourth in the league for most playoff points, trailing only Mitch Marner, Leon Draisaitl, and Adam Fox. His contributions on the ice have been invaluable for the Hurricanes, propelling them to a dominant position in the series against the Islanders.
Aho has stepped up big time for the Hurricanes with injuries to multiple forwards that have depleted the offensive core.