Shawn Matthias played in 25 different months for the Florida Panthers and scored 28 goals.
Then, this March, he scored 11.
If he can come closer to that stretch more often than he hasn't, the center will be an incredibly helpful player for a Panthers team that has craved goals for years.
"I don't want to be a passenger, I want to be a leader," Matthias said in July, after re-signing for two years. "I'm working my butt off this summer and looking forward to having a big season."
Matthias did not even have a big April, going without a goal in 12 games, but said he was playing through an injury.
"The thing a lot of people don't know is I was pretty banged up near the end of the year there," he said. "I think the key is to stay healthy, and I'm going to come to camp ready to go. … I want to be the best player on the team."