|3||Evgeny Svechnikov||Cape Breton||Russia||19|
|5||Adam Marsh||Saint John||USA||14|
|7||Filip Chlapik||Charlottetown||Czech Rep.||13|
This is certainly nothing new in the QMJHL. Nikolaj Ehlers won the rookie scoring race last season, Valentin Zykov in 2012-13, and Mikhail Grigorenko in 2011-12. St. John’s native Zach O’Brien was the top scoring rookie in 2010-11.
It's worth noting that, among other things such as import player ages, only nine of the 20 players selected in the first round of this year's QMJHL Entry Draft were forwards.
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