Rex: #16 - First Half Report

At the game 41 mark, the Toronto Rex have collected 36 points and the Rexdale Raptors have 70 points.
by Thesaurus Rex | February 6, 2024, 11:37 PM ET

After 41 games played in season 16, the Toronto Rex have collected 36 points including 15 regulation and OT wins. They have a -17 goal differential to date. The Rexdale Raptors have won 70 points and rank among the GHA's best.

Scoring. The T-Rex scoring is led by Nico Hischier who is producing at a point per game pace (15 goals and 19 assists in 34 games played) and a clutch 4 game-winning goals. Nicklas Backstrom is tied for second in team scoring (28 points) and has the most powerplay (6) goals in 41 games. Sean Durzi leads all defenceman in scoring (8 goals and 20 assists) and has the most assists on the team in 41 games.

Various Stats. Amazingly, in 41 games, Brandon Tanev is a +7 despite the team's negative goal differential and somehow Joshua Bailey only has a gentlemanly 2 PIMs. Montana Onyebuchi has a punishing 92 hits in 38 games. T-Rex goalies have have generally played well, earning a save percentage of just above .900 along with 3 shutouts collectively. Tender Pavel Cajan was the third pro star of the week on January 10, while forward Tomas Nosek was named the third farm star of the month on December 18.

Transactions. The team picked up Luke Glendening in the waiver draft and iced him for 19 games before trading him to Hamilton. The T-Rex lost both goalie Brian Elliott and centre Sheldon Dries in the waiver draft. There have been 5 trades consummated this season including 3 with Hamilton as well as 1 each with Jacksonville and Okanagan. The deal with the Sun Devils was the biggest with four forwards (Kyle Palmieri, Ilya Mikheyev, Derick Brassard, Corey Andonovski) exchanged for goalie Cayden Primeau and two forwards (Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Zach Aston-Reese).

MVPs. The first half MVP (Offence) is Hischier and MVP (Defence) is Durzi.

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