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Easton Cowan's epic point streak entering Sidney Crosby, Connor Bedard territory

Published March 9, 2024 at 7:53 PM
BY DEAN CHAUDHRY

Arguably one of the biggest surprises coming out of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs might have come out with the best value pick from the vaunted and deep first round. Easton Cowan continues to dazzle in his draft+1 season and is on the verge of overtaking some Canadian junior legends.

Heading into the draft, all the talk was surrounding Connor Bedard being selected first overall, where Matvei Michkov would fall, and in what order Adam Fantilli and Leo Carlsson would be drafted in. Cowan was nowhere to be found in the final Central Scouting reports or draft rankings from venerable accounts. In fact, he was ranked 89th by The Hockey News.

The Maple Leafs essentially took a leap of faith based on the final rankings, and Cowan hasn't looked out of place for what you might think a first round pick is capable of. After scoring 20 goals and 53 points in 68 games last year, Cowan had improved to the tune of 32 goals and 86 points in just 49 games heading into today and was riding a 31-game point streak for the London Knights.

His point streak had him tied with Radim Vrbata for 7th longest in the CHL since 2000. With two more primary assists today, he is now tied with Brett MacLean's 32, just one game behind Nikolaj Ehlers' 33-game streak, 3 behind Connor Bedard and Logan Stankoven's 35-game streak, and 5 back of Sidney Crosby's 37-game streak. Alexander Radulov holds supreme with a 50-game point streak that looks to be forever unattainable.


Cowan and the Knights have 6 games remaining in their regular season as they sit atop the Midwest Division with a 44-14 record, 10 points ahead of the Kitchener Rangers and a playoff spot already locked up.

If he can get a point in every game until the end of the season, he will have tied Crosby for the 2nd longest streak in junior, which is a fantastic feat in it's own right. If he passes MacLean's 32, it will also be the longest streak in the OHL since that time as well, considering the other players came from either the WHL or the QMJHL.

What a season Cowan is having and what a clutch selection at #28 overall Cowan was for the Leafs last June.

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March 9   |   342 answers
Easton Cowan's epic point streak entering Sidney Crosby, Connor Bedard territory

How long will Easton Cowan's streak last before the regular season comes to an end?

He'll get past Brett MacLean's 32 games9628.1 %
He'll get past Connor Bedard's 3511533.6 %
He'll tie Sidney Crosby's 3713138.3 %
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