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Numbers: Teenagers' impact on the NHL

12/15/2007 - NHL

Here is a closer look at some of the numbers behind teenagers' impact on the NHL. (Source: Elias Sports Bureau):

• Has there been a trend of more teenagers in the league? Well, not exactly. But 2007-08 marks the most points produced by teenage players through Dec. 13 of a season since 1999-2000. Here are the numbers for teen production over the last 10 seasons through Dec. 13. We also list the season's top teenage scorer for that entire season (if a player turned 20 in midseason, the numbers stop at the last point scored at age 19).



• A look at the teenage players that have seen NHL ice time this season through Dec. 13. Some players have been sent down or have turned 20 since the start of the campaign.

• This season marks the most point production from teenager players (through Dec. 13) since the 1999-2000 season. Who were the teens lighting the lamp back then? Here's the list: