According to the NHL, through Sunday’s games 668 of the 3,148 goals scored this season (excluding shootout winners) were scored by players 22 years old or younger. That’s 21.2%. The last season with a higher percentage was 1987-88, when players 22 or younger scored 1,607 of 6,237 goals (25.8%). This season’s rookie scoring leader, 20-year-old Elias Pettersson of Vancouver, has 17 goals and 35 points in 30 games and is riding a seven-game point streak.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times