Nugent-Hopkins picked up a pair of assists -- including one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 2-1 victory against the Blues.
Nugent-Hopkins has come alive lately with two goals and six points over his past seven games. The 23-year-old pivot is enjoying one of his most productive stretches of the season. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft might never be a superstar like his teammate and fellow top pick Connor McDavid, but the No. 2 center is not a terrible option for depth in most fantasy pools.
Nugent-Hopkins scored a goal and registered three shots on net during Wednesday's win over Florida.
While it's a relatively mild offensive outbreak (two goals and two helpers through four games), it still represents one Nugent-Hopkins' better runs this season. The 23-year-old pivot cannot find any traction in the points column, and his 8.2 shooting percentage is well below the 11.6 mark he posted over the previous three campaigns. It isn't out of the question to count on Nugent-Hopkins to continue providing more offense through the end of the year, but it's also worth noting that he's clearly the No. 2 center in all situations behind Connor McDavid. A speculative grab could pay off, but you'll also want to have a short leash with RNH.
Nugent-Hopkins registered a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Flyers.
Nugent-Hopkins came in scoreless with a minus-4 rating over the past seven games, so this was a welcome turnaround. His .48-point per game pace is well below the .71 mark the 23-year-old center had coming into the season, as playing on the third line has really taken its toll.
Nugent-Hopkins scored his tenth goal of the season and assisted on another Saturday against Calgary.
It was a great night for the second line of Nugent-Hopkins, Eberle and Pouliot, who tore apart the Flames. The Nuge has been producing consistently of late, piling on two goals and six points in his last seven games. While his 10 goals and 25 points in 49 games are disappointing, Nugent-Hopkins appears to be trending in the right direction and is firing lots of pucks on net. Given his top-six role and potential, the 23-year-old is worth owning in most fantasy leagues.
It's been a far cry from being his best season, but Nugent-Hopkins is now on a three-game point streak and has posted a goal and three assists over the last five games. There's a fair chance the goal scoring picks up. With a career shooting percentage of 10.5 percent, he's down a full 3.5 percent from his norm. If that rebound begins, he could be a good pickup. After all, he's taking 2.7 shots per game, the highest mark of his career.