“I’ve been playing a lot with Rick Nash and Ryan Callahan, and those two guys are gonna make your job pretty easy. Those guys bring it every single night ... A lot of it has to do with who I’ve been playing with ... I’m not quite ready to give myself credit quite yet.”- Derek Stepan.
Derek Stepan was quick to divert credit away from himself and onto his most recent linemates, Rick Nash and Ryan Callahan, for the way he's played this season. And while playing with a world-class player like Nash certainly has helped, Stepan should take some credit for his strong season. He's on pace for career-highs in all three major offensive categories.
Stepan has been consistently consistent the past three months, and has emerged as one of the team's most dangerous offensive threats.