With his three-assist performance in Detroit's 3-2 win over Toronto, Andreas Athanasiou has tied his career high in points.
Through 46 games, Athanasiou now has 17 goals, 16 assists and 33 points. Last year he scored 16 goals, 17 assists and 33 points in 71 games. As a sophomore, he produced 18 goals, 11 assists and 29 points.
Athanasiou seemingly had a great game. Besides the three assists, he nearly drew an assist when his pass to Dylan Larkin deflected off Larkin's skate and Freddie Anderson made a great save. He had a short breakaway and was stopped on a glove save by Anderson. Larkin also set him on a great play through the middle. Athanasiou also set up Larkin for a good chance in overtime, but Larkin was injured and gassed after a long shift.
Yet, his possession thats for the game were absolutely awful. Chalk that up to playing with Darren Helm and Glendening. The line had a CF% of 23.08.
But when out there with Larkin and Gus Nyquist, it was 62.5. And Detroit's only 5-on-5 goal.
Athanasiou's 2018-19 numbers look even better if you scope his even-strength rates. He's 30th in goals/60 at 1.29. He's 51st in points/60 at 2.49
Both numbers rank first on the Red Wings.