Sasha Barkov is the Florida Panthers’ all-time leading scorer in a single season, but where does he rank amongst the NHL’s top centers?
According to NHL Network, Barkov is pretty high up on the list.
Barkov, 25, came in at No. 11 in the NHL Network’s most recent rankings of the top centers in the league.
Per the rankings, Edmonton’s Connor McDavid comes in as the top center in the league.
Barkov, at No. 11, comes in just before Mark Scheifele of Winnipeg and right after Mika Zibanejad of the Rangers.
You can check out the entire list of the league’s top 20 centers — again, in the NHL Network’s view — RIGHT HERE.
Barkov just completed his second season as captain of the Panthers, a title he took over from Derek MacKenzie at the start of the 2018-19 season.
That turned out to be a career year for Barkov as he set the franchise record with 96 points. His 35 goals were a career-high as were his 61 assists.
Barkov ended up winning the Lady Byng Trophy following that season and finished fifth for the Selke — which goes to the league’s top defensive forward.
In 2018-19, not only did Barkov hit the 90-point mark, but so did linemate Jonathan Huberdeau with 92. They became the first players in franchise history to hit 90 points in the same season.
Last year, Barkov ended up with 62 points off 20 goals as he played through various injuries throughout the season including an apparent knee injury which occurred Feb. 1 at Montreal.
Huberdeau ended up being ranked ninth by the NHL Network’s list of top NHL wingers last week.