According to TSN, Chris Kreider leads the NHL in goals that have been tipped or redirected from 2014-15 to 2017.
Kreider's 19 goals is just above Joe Pavelski and Wayne Simmonds.
Travis Yost wrote that for a player who is mostly known for his speed, Kreider can score in a "variety of ways" and shows that he isn't just a "one-dimensional player." (TSN)
Kreider scored 28 goals last season that broke down as:
- Backhand: 2 goals(16 shots)
- Deflection: 1 goal (4 deflections)
- Slap Shot: 2 goals (9 shots)
- Snap Shot: 5 goals (40 shots)
- Tip: 9 goals (30 tips)
- Wrist Shot: 9 goals (81 shots)
In his career, Kreider has scored 89 goals that break down as:
- Backhand: 16 goals(73 shots)
- Deflection: 2 goal (10 deflections)
- Slap Shot: 3 goals (44 shots)
- Snap Shot: 11 goals (122 shots)
- Tip: 22 goals (87 tips)
- Wrist Shot: 30 goals (303 shots)
Adam Rotter: Kreider is known mostly for his speed but he has a tremendous presence in front of the net and has gotten better at screening goalies and being able to, at times, play a nice role in front on the PP without touching the puck. With his combination of speed, skill and play in front of the net there are times where it seems like he will just fall into 20-25 goals over the course of a season. He had his best and most consistent regular season and then went up 2-3 notches in the third period of Game 6 against Ottawa. Somewhere in between is probably where Kreider will land this season and that should be good news for the Rangers.