Monday, January 9, 2017

Highmore nearing Sea Dogs history

Records are meant to be broken, they say. Some Saint John Sea Dogs records could soon be broken, says the numbers.

Matthew Highmore recorded his 218th career point as a Sea Dog on Sunday, giving him sole possession of fourth place in franchise all-time scoring. He'll now doubt pass Zack Phillips, who sits third with 219 career points, soon.

But how much higher could Highmore get on the list? Could Highmore become Highmost (oh yeah, I wrote that)?

Jonathan Huberdeau is Saint John's franchise points leader with 257. Michael Kirkpatrick is second with 251.
To surpass Huberdeau, Highmore would need to finish the year with 100 points. He currently has 60 with 28 games left to play. It's certainly doable, especially with Saint John's loaded offence.

Highmore would become just the second player in Sea Dogs history to reach the 100-point mark in a single season. Huberdeau scored 105 in 2010-11, which is the franchise record.

Highmore could also become the franchise assist leader. Huberdeau currently holds the record with 153. Highmore is third with 139.
According to Elite Prospects, Mike Thomas is the franchise leader in games played. Spencer Smallman is currently third with 268 while Highmore is fifth with 265.
Bokondji Imama, Nathan Noel and Mathieu Joseph are also one hat trick away from tying the franchise record for most in a Sea Dogs career. Danick Gauthier, Michael Kirkpatrick and Jonathan Huberdeau all had four as a Sea Dog.

There are other records that could fall in the second half as well - notably some involving Thomas Chabot. We'll see what happens.

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