With all the focus on the team’s big time additions and long-term signings of key contributors, Tim Stutzle’s development has flown under the radar
The former third overall selection in the 2020 draft put up an impressive season this previous year, scoring twenty-two goals and thirty-six assists for a total of fifty-eight points. For a second year forward, who just turned twenty years old in January, that’s a very encouraging sign of things that may come in the future. Also consider this fact; Tim Stutzle has been producing these types of numbers as the second center on the depth chart. Josh Norris is the Senator’s number one center, and will be for some time. But that doesn’t diminish the importance of Stutzle’s development, and it certainly won’t stop fans from getting excited watching him possibly grow into an all-star level player.
I don’t believe that last statement is hyperbole either, I believe Tim Stutzle will be playing at an all-star level within the next five years. The numbers back it up too, he has been so productive at such a young age. Stutzle already has put up a fifty point season at a .73 point per game pace. To put that into perspective, there are a few centers in the league that come to mind that match that level of production that early on. These three players will be a combination of up and coming talent, an established all-star, and a player Sens fans are unfortunately all too familiar with.