Micheal Ferland: Forward
77 GP, 21 G, 20 A, 41 PTS, 24 PIM, -1.99 CFRel%
Our Individual Grades
MarkParkinson14: (B) As a card carrying member of the Micheal Ferland fan club from Day 1, this season was what I was hoping to see from the Flames forward. Ferland set career high’s in goals (21), assists (20) and he cut his PIMs down to 24. All in all this was a very successful season for Ferland......BUT he disappeared as the season was winding down. Between February 1st and April 7th (28 games, he was hurt for a bit) Ferland scored only 2 goals. He did appear to battling a minor injury at one point, but the drop off was VERY noticable. If you spread those numbers out over an entire season, they look great. The almost 2 month slump looks bad. In the end, if Ferland can continue to push towards 40 points a season AND be a little more consistent, the Flames will have another forward that is tough to play against night in and night out.
MGMacGillivray: (B-) My biggest question coming out of this season is whether Micheal Ferland is closer to the forward who scored 19 goals in the first half of the season, or the forward who scored only two goals in the second half of the year. Of course at 1.75M he’s a steal either way, but in terms of finding a long term first line wing for the club, the Flames need someone who can consistently come close to 30 goals a year. That being said, Ferland was a solid player all year round, and I’m very excited to see if he can find yet another gear next year. His grade would’ve been higher if we could’ve seen more consistency.
MilhouseFirehouse: (B-) Ferland nearly doubled his point production total from his previous season, with 41 points over 77 games this year. That’s an encouraging sign that he continues to progress in production, juxtaposed with the discouraging sign that is that he maybe played 35-40 decent games out of those 77, and was completely invisible in the rest. If he’s only contributing half the time despite getting the lion’s share of RW 1st Line minutes, then it might be worth evaluating if he’s actually a top line talent, or can be a more effective help in the bottom six. Inconsistency has always plagued Ferland outside of those legendary five points in nine playoff games three years ago, but if he can keep his production on the upswing moving forward (and contribute physically when he can’t score) the high Power Forward upside hasn’t gone anywhere.
RenuSahota: (B) Ferdiddy can’t be stopped- on and off the ice he goes all in. He’s got a nice balance between assists and goals, and was a +5 on the season. He had some line juggling as the season progressed, but I’m excited to see how he does next season. Will he have a big year in his contract year?
Our Final Grade: B
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