Armia has 16 goals, 14 assists and 146 hits while averaging a career-high 17:14 of ice time per game over 58 games in 2020-21. Armia has routinely undershot the expectations of a being a first-round pick (16th overall, 2011), but he showed some growth in 2019-20. The big-bodied Finn is known for being physical, but he added offensive flair this season. The goals and points are new career highs while his hits blew away previous career standards. Armia's scoring pace dropped off after a midseason hand injury cost him 11 games, but it was encouraging to see the first-round talent begin to emerge. The 26-year-old is entering the final year of his deal and could skate in a top-six role depending on Montreal's offseason moves.
Armia scored a goal and an assist, both short-handed, in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Islanders. Allowing two shorties sums up the kind of night it was for the Isles. Armia hasn't found the scoresheet in six straight games and had only one goal in his last 11, but on the season he now has 16 goals and 30 points -- both career highs -- through 55 contests.
Armia scored a goal in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Dallas. He opened the scoring with his 15th of the season. The goal snapped a four-game point drought. Armia sits third in goals scored for Montreal and every one he snipes sets a new career mark. He also has set career marks in hits (130) and shots (139).
Armia assisted on Jeff Petry's game-winning goal in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks. Armia has points in four of the last five games and is cruising toward the most offensively productive season of his six-year NHL career. Earlier this week, he notched his career-high 14th goal, and Armia now has 27 points through 43 games. The 26-year-old forward has surpassed the 23 points (57 games) he had in 2018-19, his first year with the Canadiens, and is setting sight on the career-high 29 points (79 games) he had for Winnipeg in 2017-18. Armia appears to be fulfilling the potential the Sabres saw when they selected him 16th overall in 2014.
Armia scored his 14th goal of the season in a 5-4 shootout victory over New Jersey on Tuesday. The size-with-skill winger scored a shorthanded goal at 13:08 of the second period to cue Montreal's comeback. Armia has been effective since returning from a long injury layoff with five points in seven games and currently sits four shy of his career high of 30.
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