Keller paced the Coyotes in points (65) in 2017-18. Coyotes fans and fantasy owners should be ecstatic about Keller's 23 goals and 42 helpers. -- especially because this kid is just 19 years old. Keller fired 212 shots on goal and converted 20 points with the man advantage. It's clear that the 2016 first-round pick will be the foundation of Arizona's rebuild.
Keller was named Rookie of the Month by the NHL for posting six goals and 13 assists between 17 games in March. Of those 19 points, seven were rung up on the man advantage to the delight of Keller's fantasy owners. The Calder Trophy race should be tightly contested since Mathew Barzel of the Islanders, Brock Boeser of the Canucks, and Keller -- just to name a few -- have all turned in huge seasons as first-year players for their respective clubs. This was actually Keller's second Rookie of Month distinction, as he also was coined top rookie for October.
Keller scored a goal and added an assist for the third straight game, as his team earned a 4-1 win over Tampa Bay on Monday. Keller now has 13 points in his past nine games and hasn't been held off the score sheet since March 10 at Colorado. He's proven to be a genuine star in his first full season with Arizona, and owners would be wise to find a way to hang on to him given the potential for even more progress next year.
Keller collected a goal and a power-play assist in Thursday's 6-5 road loss to the Hurricanes. Arizona's seventh overall pick from the 2016 NHL Draft keeps strengthening his bid for the Calder Trophy. He's up to 21 goals and 36 assists without missing a game so far this season. It can be tough to use a keeper slot on a forward given the relative depth at the position, but if you're lucky enough to own Keller, we recommend doing just that since it might not be long before he blossoms into a point-per-game player for the 'Yotes.
Keller picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Sabres. With 55 points (20 goals, 35 assists) on the season, Keller now holds the Coyotes franchise rookie scoring record, breaking the mark set by Peter Mueller in 2007-08. That ended up being Mueller's best performance in the NHL, but the 19-year-old Keller is likely just getting started on a dynamic career.
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