Multiple Bruins In Top 10 Most Valuable NHL Scorers of 2023-2024

Two of the most efficient players on a points per dollar earned basis in the NHL hail from the Boston Bruins, in veteran wingers Danton Heinen and James van Riemsdyk.  

Between Heinen, who scored 36 points on a salary cap hit of $775,000 for Boston this season, and his fellow winger van Riemsdyk, who made $1 million in a season where he scored 38 points, the pair finished among the 10 most undervalued players in the 32-team league. 

For this study, BetMassachusetts.com utilized CapFriendly to find the top 10 NHL players in cap hit per point scored during the regular season. For the rankings, any players on their entry-level contract were excluded.  

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Top 10 Most Valuable NHL Scorers of 2023-2024

Rank 

Player Name 

Cap Hit (2023-24) 

Points (2023-24) * 

$ Per Point* 

Avalanche W Jonathan Drouin 

$825,000 

56 

$14,732 

Predators C Thomas Novak 

$800,000 

45 

$17,777 

Lightning W Brandon Hagel 

$1,500,000 

75 

$20,000 

Hurricanes W Stefan Noesen 

$762,500 

37 

$20,608 

Bruins W Danton Heinen 

$775,000 

36 

$21,527 

Lightning D Darren Raddysh 

$762,500 

33 

$23,106 

Canucks W Dakota Joshua 

$825,000 

32 

$25,781 

Bruins W James van Riemsdyk 

$1,000,000 

38 

$26,315 

Rangers D Erik Gustafsson 

$825,000 

31 

$26,612 

10 

Coyotes W Michael Carcone 

$775,000 

29 

$26,724 

*$ Per Point was rounded up for visual purposes 

Where Bruins Forwards Rank NHL Wide

Across the 32 team league, Heinen had the fifth lowest dollar per point total in the NHL’s 2023-24 season, at $21,527, while van Riemsdyk finished eighth overall with a total of $26,315 per point. Both were a boon to the Bruins last season across Massachusetts sports betting.

The most efficient players in the league wound up being Jonathan Drouin of the Colorado Avalanche ($14,732 per point), while Thomas Novak of the Nashville Predators ($17,777 per point), Tampa Bay Lightning winger Brandon Hagel ($20,000 per point) and Stefan Noesen of the Carolina Hurricanes ($20,608 per point) were the next closest.  

Heinen finished the year with 36 points, while van Riemsdyk had 38 points, which ranked well behind the leaders points wise on the most efficient list, with Hagel (75 points), Drouin (56 points) and Novak (45 points) leading the way.  

Of the 10 players, Hagel had the largest salary cap hit at $1.5 million, while van Riemsdyk was the only other player on the list to make seven figures this season, coming in at $1 million on the dot.  

The veteran of 1,011 NHL games finished ahead of Erik Gustafsson of the New York Rangers, who earned $26,612 per point, while Michael Carcone of the Arizona Coyotes rounded out the top 10 this season, with a dollar per point total of $26,724.  

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