Found April 22, 2013 on Hockey Fan Land:
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins delivered a brilliant effort in his rookie campaign -- even though his season was ultimately cut short by 20 games due to injury. Still, when the dust had settled, he had mustered 52 points in 62 games -- all as an 18-year old. His sophomore year wasn't nearly as productive though, as he managed just four goals an d 20 assists in 40 games.  Those 20 assists aren't bad, but the Edmonton Oilers need more from the talented youngster if they plan on finally making their way back into the playoffs next season. And they just might get it. Nugent-Hopkins is wrapping up his 2012-13 season early to get his left shoulder fixed surgically this would mean he'll be out for close to six months.  So how could this possibly be good news? As it turns out, the shoulder has been bothering Nugent-Hopkins since he was playing junior hockey for Red Deer. It's not like this is an injury that just popped up, and it makes sense that having a fully healthy shoulder next ye...
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