Roope Hintz was one of the best players for the Dallas Stars this season and a key piece to many fantasy hockey teams, but it felt like he was a game-time decision every single night this past year.
With the Stars’ season officially over, we now know exactly what kind of injury Hintz dealt with this season and we honestly have no idea how he didn’t land on the IR.
The 24-year-old only played in 41 of the 56 games this season due to lingering injuries, but he still set career-highs in assists (28) and points (43) and finished third on the team in scoring.
Hintz averaged 1.04 points per game, so if he played the full 56-game season he would have finished in the 58-point neighbourhood, and in the 85-point neighbourhood if it was a full 82-game season and he played every game.
The Stars had injuries from last year carry over to this year as they went nearly all season without Tyler Seguin, went all year without a start from Ben Bishop, and only got 11 games from Alex Radulov.