But who gets the prestigious role of Heat Miser? Who’s the Golden Knight that’s caught fire in the past two seasons, producing 40+ assists in those seasons? Why, it’s none other than Chandler Stephenson.
Before 2021-2022, the former Washington Capital never had a season of more than 22 assists. In the last two seasons, he’s put up a stat line of more than 40 assists. He’s become a key component in the Vegas offense, turning up the heat when needed.
Granted, he’s cooled off to start the season with only 12 assists. However, a hot streak can make him extremely helpful on the second line and beyond. That can help Vegas repeat as Stanley Cup champions and establish themselves as a true NHL power.