Of all the prospects for the 2013 NHL Draft playing top-level junior hockey in North America, right wing Anthony Mantha of the Val-d'Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League reached a level all his own.
Mantha was the only draft-eligible player to score 50 goals this season, hitting the number on the final day of the regular season.
The only other players in any top-level North American junior league to score that many were a pair from the Ontario Hockey League -- Reid Boucher of the Sarnia Sting, a New Jersey Devils prospect, who scored 62, and Vincent Trocheck of the Plymouth Whalers, a Florida Panthers draft pick, who had 50.
"I think it means a lot," Mantha said. "For sure, guys can score goals, but none went up to 50. I think it just proves I have the touch, I can be a big scorer in the NHL in the next few years. I'm pretty happy with that."