Returning to Form: Adam Henrique’s Budding Rise from Sophomore Slump
Adam Henrique used to be someone I would look forward to seeing on New Jersey’s PK unit. He’s a young, able dude and rolling with a shorthanded crew like Zach Parise, Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias in 2011-12 did wonders for his game. That Devils’ PK was insanely good, setting an NHL record 89.5% success rate; they blew teams out of the water when you tried comparing the numbers. New Jersey had 15 shorthanded goals that season, 28 shorthanded points spread throughout their roster. Seven of those points, including a league leading four goals, were Adam Henrique’s.
With the departure of two of the three supporting teammates listed before, the NJD penalty killing unit that scored about a third of the amount of the team’s power play goals for understandably fell apart.
Why am I bringing this up? Well, again it may be something minor that I wrap my mind…
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