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Milan Michalek is in his third season with the Senators, and it could turn out to be one of his best, if not his best. He has only six assists on the season so far, but he has put up 16 goals. That puts him in a three-way tie for the league lead with Steven Stamkos and Phil Kessel.
The reason he is on this list is because it seems like everyone isn't taking him serious for a goal scoring title. His 16 goals are a major stat in the team's surprising success so far. Even though the Senators sit ninth in the Eastern Conference right now, most people didn't see them putting up this much of a fight with such a young, new roster.
Michalek could fall out of the race at anytime, but until it happens, I won't believe it. As long as Michalek keeps on pace for his career best for most goals in a season, look for Ottawa to be close to a final playoff spot.