Many felt that Hudler disappointed last season by collecting a meager 27 points in the lockout-shortened season, including just 10 goals and 17 helpers. The winger signed a four-year deal worth $16 million before the 2012 season started and he didn’t exactly live up to that contract. However, this season Hudler has looked like a top-level winger and the 29-year-old is certainly earning his money this year.
Hudler has shockingly scored a goal in each of the team’s first two contests and displayed beautiful puck control. In the third game of the year, the vet also added two helpers to his impressive season totals. Hudler has now racked up four points (two goals and two assists) through his first three games and the winger is a major reason why the team has collected four points already in the young season.
Hudler may not finish the season with an 80-point performance or even make the All-Star team this winter, but he can definitely beat his career-best of 57 points. Look for the winger to lead Calgary in goals this season and threaten the team-lead for points, as he puts together a career fantasy campaign.