For the second-consecutive season, Jack Roslovic's point-per-game total increased after the all-star break.
|Pre All-Star Break||18||42||0.43|
|Post All-Star Break||27||39||0.69|
|Pre All-Star Break||27||48||0.56|
|Post All-Star Break||16||23||0.70|
After scoring just four goals in the first 48 games of the season, he scored his sixth goal in the last 16 games in Thursday night's game against Boston.
His production after the All-Star break has been a bright spot, but I'd argue it doesn't matter. After signing a two-year, $4M AAV extension in the summer of 2022, he was expected to take a step forward and challenge Boone Jenner for the team's No. 1 center. He did anything but that, including playing his way out of the lineup as a healthy scratch. For the second-straight year, he's tallying points in games that do not matter. You could argue that all the games count the same, and technically that's true, but when the pressure of making the playoffs is lifted off a team or player by mid-November, it changes things.
Per moneypuck.com, he's second on the team in giveaways and second among forwards in defensive-zone giveaways. To his credit, he is also second in takeaways, but there are many times when I wonder what he's doing on the defensive side of the puck, like on this goal embedded below.
His late-season increase in production also isn't new, per hockey-reference.com's split charts shown below.
You can be pleased with his improved production, but don't let it fool you. He's shown to be nothing more than an inconsistent 40-point player.