Nugent-Hopkins scored the overtime game-winner in Tuesday's 3-2 triumph over the Coyotes.
Nugent-Hopkins lit the lamp with his team's first shot of overtime to end the contest 4:20 into the extra session. The 2011 first-overall pick is halfway to last season's total of 18 goals in 57 fewer games, and he's on pace to top his 2014-15 career high of 24. With 18:41 of ice time in this one, Nugent-Hopkins eclipsed the 17-minute mark for the sixth consecutive game.
Nugent-Hopkins registered two assists during Tuesday's 8-3 loss to St. Louis.
Don't look now, but the 2011 first overall selection has recorded six goals and eight assists through his past 13 outings. Nugent-Hopkins' recent uptick in production is encouraging because the 24-year-old center is still just in the beginning stages of his offensive prime. Additionally, with opposing teams focused on slowing down Connor McDavid, Nugent-Hopkins should see some softer five-on-five matchups. A bounce-back campaign appears to already be in the works for the Burnaby, B.C. native.
Nugent-Hopkins scored twice in Tuesday's 8-2 victory over the Golden Knights.
The 24-year-old is now up to eight goals and 14 points in 18 contests. Nugent-Hopkins has been playing very well of late and has six goals in his last 10 games dating back to late-October. The goal Tuesday came with the man advantage, as Nugent-Hopkins has now struck three times with the man advantage after only netting five power-play tallies in 82 games last season. With the Oiler's offense heating up, Nugent-Hopkins makes for a very reliable fantasy play across a variety of formats.
Nugent-Hopkins recorded an assist during Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
The first overall pick from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft has four goals and nine points in his last eight games, so now might be a good time to scoop him up if another manager got antsy about the slow start. Nugent-Hopkins seems to be rounding into form.
Nugent-Hopkins recorded two assists and six shots during Thursday's 3-2 overtime win against New Jersey.
The 24-year-old center now has four goals, four assists and 21 shots through his past seven games, and the uptick in production has him up to a respectable 11 points through 15 outings for the campaign. The Oilers have the potential to be a strong offensive club, and Nugent-Hopkins is just entering his prime scoring years, so he offers sneaky fantasy value and is probably undervalued in most circles.