Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards thinks Alexander Wennberg's lackluster statistics early in his career are misleading.
Wennberg, who was taken with the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, has just a goal, four points, and a minus-17 rating in 23 games. "His first stint up here, it wasn't a great situation," Richards said. "You can look at his stats, but as a coach I look differently at it. It’s really how he's playing. There were games that he was unfortunately getting tagged with minuses, and I'm watching him be in the right spot and doing the right thing but the puck just ended up going in the net. At the other end, he was a little bit snake-bitten, just not being able to score." Wennberg netted his first career goal on Dec. 22. The hope is that he'll start producing more regularly now that he has that monkey off his back, but we can't recommend picking him up in standard, single-season leagues at this time.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 10:15:00 AM