Vancouver Canucks rookie Brock Boeser is not only leading the NHL rookie scoring race, but he’s also establishing himself as one of hockey’s legitimate pure goal scorers.
Through 19 games, Boeser sits atop of the Canucks scoring race with 11 goals and 10 assists, despite missing the first two as a healthy scratch.
Not only is Boeser on pace to score 40 goals in his first full season in the NHL, he’s on pace to break Pavel Bure’s rooke record of 34 goals in the 1991-92.
Boeser played nine games for the Canucks last season after signing his entry-level contract upon the completion of his season at the University of North Dakota. Through Boeser’s first 28 career NHL games, he’s notched more points than Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine, Johnny Gaudreau, Jack Eichel and Filip Forsberg did in that same duration.
While his shooting percentage of 19.1 percent is likely to regress, Canucks fans are riding the wave of goals from the young Minnesotan sniper.
““Brockamania” is alive and well in Vancouver right now, and one Canucks fan has decided that the luscious locks of Brock need to be put on t-shirts and hoodies.
Cam Davie, who runs the Canucks Money On The Board campaign with the popular fan site Canucks Army, spearheaded the endeavour with a picture of Boeser's hair with a caption of "The Flow."
All proceeds of the purchased t-shirts will go to the British Columbia and Yukon Make-A-Wish foundation.
Fellow Canucks Army contributor Grainne Downey designed the logo of Boeser’s flow, which looks pretty realistic when you see his blonde mop.
Boeser has tallied six goals in his last four games alone, including back-to-back games over the Flyers and Penguins where he notched two apiece. Along with linemates Sven Baertschi and Bo Horvat, the trio has emerged as one of the league’s top up-and-coming goal scoring lines.
The 23rd-overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft could be the first Canuck to win the Calder trophy since the Russian Rocket did it in 1992.
Take note, hockey fans, Brock Boeser is the real deal, and he deserves all the attention as one of the next great young scoring superstars in the NHL.
You can purchase the shirts here, but you better hurry, as the shirts will stop being sold on Monday.