Dylan Larkin

Travis

2016-01-31

 

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Dylan Larkin, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 172

Born: 1996-07-30

Hometown: Detroit, MI, USA

Drafted: 2014 by Detroit Red Wings, 15th overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

January 2015- As stated by Julius Ceasar, "I came, I saw and I conquered" almost fits Dylan Larkin to a tee. The rookie sensation has burst onto the NHL scene consistently showcasing his blistering speed, deft passing and timely scoring on route to being voted as Detroit's lone All Star representive in Nashville. He certainly proved he deserved to be there as I mentioned before time-and-time again he absolutely flies on the ice and he proved that to the world by besting Mike Gartner's 20 year old record of 13.386 seconds with a time of 13.172.

It wasn't just individually where the Michigan product shined as he led the Atlantic All Stars with three assists as they downed their Metropolitan foes given them a chance to take home the All Star Crown. It wasn't meant to be as they were ultimately defeated by Pacific All Stars by a single goal in what turned into a goaltending duo. The score didn't tell the story here as there were many prime scoring chances and even more stupendous saves. With a couple of those saves coming as a direct result of Larkin's relentless effort, which obviosuly didn't go unnoticed as he was rewarded with ice-time in the crunch with the goalie pulled as they looked for the equalizer. If you didn't know Dylan Larkin already, you should now and you should not hesitate to add him as he is the Red Wing forward to own long-term and a true star in the making. Travis Watson

December 2015- The young versatile, Larkin, has arguably been Detroit's best and most consistent player to date. Now he's getting some hardware to recognize that after being named the Rookie of the Month for November. The Michigan native scored seven goals and ten points in 13 games and was chosen ahead of other Calder Trophy hopefuls Artemi Panarin, Max Domi and Jack Eichel to name a few. This feat may have seemed improbable to most poolies because Detroit typically doesn't give ample opportunities to teenagers, but Larkin is forcing their hand with his blazing speed and timely goals. The most impressive statistic however is that number 71 leads the entire association with a plus-17 rating to date proving his mettle. Travis Watson

 

October 2015 – After starring as a freshman with the University of Michigan Wolverines racking up 47 points in a measley 35 games, Dylan Larkin was ticketed as the Red Wings golden prospect and rightfully so. Even with the high expectations, cracking a veteran-ladened roster was considered a longer shot for the big talented two-way Larkin. His play in camp impressed enough to eventually be slotted in alongside Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader on the top line and the trio has clicked right away. Arguably the NHL's hottest line, Larkin's four points in three games has resonated through his linemates' hot start as well. Brendan Ross

October 2015- Well that didn't take long, one game and already one goal and one assist for Dylan Larkin who dazzled in the 2015-16 opener. Constantly wreaking havoc on the Maple Leafs defence with his blistering speed which was on full display on his milestone goal in front of